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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention 10+ Year Member

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    So why are pre-med courses in the summer considered easier than the regular course during the year?
     
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  3. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Who says they are?
     
  4. Wahoo

    Wahoo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I think the general reason that admission committees frown upon summer science courses is that they're not taken along with a typical full course load. It's not necessarily that the class itself is easier, but rather that it's easier to do well because you're not concentrating on four other classes at the same time. Thus, an A in a summer course might not look as impressive as an A during the normal school year.
     
  5. Gotrob

    Gotrob Member 10+ Year Member

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    You take fewer classes in the summer, the classes are longer and the tests are closer together (you dont have time to forget what you just had in lecture).
     
  6. SMW

    SMW Grand Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well, that may be the case sometimes, but I took a whole year of O-Chem one summer and a whole year of physics the next, and let me tell you, it was intense. I've received no questions about it at interviews.
     
  7. Dr. Kermit

    Dr. Kermit Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I agree with SMW (btw, how on earth do you have 1500 post since 7/2001!) I took 9 credits worth of physics in two months, held a full-time job, and also volunteered 20hr/wk and thought it was extremely intense.
     
  8. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I have never heard of any med schools frowning on summer courses taken at your university.
     
  9. tlh908

    tlh908 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    In the summer of 2001 I took cell bio, genetics, physics II and advanced writing (total of 14 credits). I got all A's and I really hope a admission committee is not going to downplay that next year. Which is tougher - taking that in 17 weeks during the fall or 10 during the summer?
     
  10. SMW

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  12. rajneel1

    rajneel1 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i took the dreaded physics over the summer and none has cared so far. do it! it frees up time during the year to do more volunteer work, research, etc.
     
  13. at this point it's just repetitive, but i did the physics over summer too. 10 credits worth, and it paid off bigtime. nobody cares, i wasn't asked about it last year at all (had 3 interviews--TKO)
     
  14. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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  15. by the way the subject line for this thread is pretty crappy. plus it's borderline annoying. you answer me buddy!!
     
  16. SMW

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  17. classes easier in the summer...I don't think so. At least in Physiology they weren't. This past summer's grades were the worst in the past ten years. It depends on the class and everythign else.

    The only thign different abous summer is it's faster paced,a nd all my profs have tried to keep the same abmout of material in the class.
     

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