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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by nug, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. nug

    nug Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Do the majority of med students take an undergrad anatomy course before entering med school? thanks
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  3. Dodge This

    Dodge This Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
  4. colorado_1

    colorado_1 Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2001
    i didn't. wish i had. but on the other hand, i had tons of molecular bio and biochem so after 1st semester was over i cruised . . . take anatomy beforehand no it's not necessary . . . many of us didn't , but it sure will make it easier for you in med school remembering what goes through foramen rotundum.
  5. doepug

    doepug Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2001
    Baltimore, MD

    You only have four years in college. Enjoy them, and spend your time taking courses in subjects you probably never study again, such as history, philosophy, and literature.

    Don't worry, you'll learn all the anatomy you need to know during medical school. Don't cheat yourself out of a liberal arts education.

  6. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse The luckiest man 7+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2002
    The Stadium
    I agree with the previous post. Most people have not had anatomy prior to med school (at least at my school). If you're interested in taking the class and have the time, fine, otherwise don't sweat it.
  7. KU Brendan

    KU Brendan Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    I'm glad I did and felt like I had an advantage over my friends, at least at the beginning. It's simply a matter of exposure, just like all premed classes. Some schools are not keen on letting premeds take Anatomy (my premed advisor said "you'll get it in med school," and I had to work the system to even get into it), but I was glad I did.

    It's certainly not a requirement--you WILL get it again. But it's a memory-intensive class, and those types are always nice to see repeatedly.


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