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Hi! I apologize if this is a frequently asked question, but I was hoping someone could help me out anyways.. I am enrolled in a class called Knowledge Acquisition in Medicine that is a seminar for health professions and it is listed as a BIO XX course. The class covers how medical knowledge is used to make decisions and deliver recommendations to patients and other health care recipients. It also goes into extensive detail about probability/statistics and analysis/interpretation of data. Is this class likely to be considered a BCPM class because it is listed in the Bio department, or is there a chance that it could be re-classified? Thanks!
 
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I am enrolled in a class called Knowledge Acquisition in Medicine that is a seminar for health professions and it is listed as a BIO XX course. The class covers how medical knowledge is used to make decisions and deliver recommendations to patients and other health care recipients. It also goes into extensive detail about probability/statistics and analysis/interpretation of data. Is this class likely to be considered a BCPM class because it is listed in the Bio department, or is there a chance that it could be re-classified?
If the class is more than 50% hard science and math you have a basis for claiming it's in the BCPM category. If AMCAS disagrees, they will change it. If you can substantiate your claim, you can appeal the decision.
 

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Hi! I apologize if this is a frequently asked question, but I was hoping someone could help me out anyways.. I am enrolled in a class called Knowledge Acquisition in Medicine that is a seminar for health professions and it is listed as a BIO XX course. The class covers how medical knowledge is used to make decisions and deliver recommendations to patients and other health care recipients. It also goes into extensive detail about probability/statistics and analysis/interpretation of data. Is this class likely to be considered a BCPM class because it is listed in the Bio department, or is there a chance that it could be re-classified? Thanks!

From the description this sounds more like a class in medicine as opposed to traditional content based bio and would likely not be BCPM by its description. But because AMCAS uses department and key words in college catalog course description for classification, it will probably pass. However it can be classified as non-BCPM

If your worry is AMCAS GPA, then it would matter and appeal may be needed if it goes that far

If your worry is fulfilling Bio prereq credits, AMCAS classification has nothing, repeat nothing, to do with that
 
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