An answer to the "Is this a hard courseload" questions

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  1. MWK

    MWK Over-represented majority

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    It seems that there are always 5-10 threads a semester on "should I take this this fall because it will be tough".


    I just checked and my online schedule/transcript is up for the fall, complete this time with # of credit hours. 34. If you cant handle the extra psych class, which gives you 19 hours instead of 16, then I'm sure 34 might give you trouble.


    Just food for thought.
     
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  3. wizenedone

    wizenedone Indeed...

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    Uh oh. Med school sounds like it might be hard! :scared:
     
  5. Ginzo

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    I'm glad I didn't end up getting into one of those super traditional schools like the OP did. At one of my interview days the dean of admissions told us that when she went to school they had lectures for part of Saturday in addition to the regular week.

    :barf:
     
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    I always smile a little when I see "Is this too hard?" threads. From 2004-2006 I worked 40 hours a week, taught three classes, took my pre-med classes, and researched and wrote my doctoral dissertation in my spare time.

    So no, when you are only taking classes and have no other RL obligations, most semesters aren't "too hard". Cry me a river, Mr./Ms. "Physiology and Biochemistry in the same semester!!!eleventy111!"
     
  7. 45408

    45408 aw buddy

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    The good news is that first year is easier than second year. :D
     
  8. Neuronix

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    I dunno if this has been stated in the other threads on this topic, but nobody cares how hard your courseload is when you apply to med school. As long as you graduate in time it's far better to have a 4.0 with an easy courseload through college than a 3.5 with a hard one!

    Don't feel like you need to work harder cause it'll prepare you for med school. It won't.
     
  9. MWK

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    Just a reminder for the night crew
     
  10. Livingapparatus

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    ohh man for real, I wish I was able to go to school next semester but unfortunatly can not. So I die a little inside when someone says "should I take physics and ochem" or "is it possible to work 15 hours a week and still study for the MCAT" What kind of rock do these people live under because I would love to go. Grow some cohones its only going to get harder!
     
  11. TehDoc

    TehDoc What a pain...

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    I hate the course load threads. Just study ffs.
     
  12. Isoprop

    Isoprop Fascinating, tell me more

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    threads like those always turn into, "that looks like an easy schedule, you wanna see a hard schedule, try doing mine."

    the bottom line is, only YOU can really assess what you can handle. don't always try to take the easy way out, but don't try to bite off more than you can handle. learn from your experiences. push yourself a little outside of your comfort zone, but don't go jumping off a cliff. do your best now and try to do a little better tomorrow.
     
  13. Neuronix

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    Why not?
     

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