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Anyone taken prereqs at the Integrated Science Program in Whittier, CA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by DrH2O, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. DrH2O

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    The Southern California University of Health Sciences has an integrated science program that allows you to take prereq courses in 4 weeks on weekends so it's pretty tempting (and expensive :(). They state that they are accredited by WASC, but I'm not sure if the school will be a problem when applying. Anyone taken classes here or heard anything about them?
     
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    Did you ever hear anything about this program? I am planning on attending in July.
     
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    DO not apply to this program. I called numerous medical schools, and they said that prerequisites from a jc or 4 year university are much more reputable and competitive.
     
  5. exacto

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    You take pre req science courses in 4 weeks and only on weekedns???? holy ****, that will either be hell on earth or a joke of class and not help with actual learning. I can see if you are retaking a course, but if you are learning it for the first time, you are gonna be screwed if you cant comprehend a topic. Orgo and Biochem will be intense, phsyics and chem will be tough and psych and bio will be doable, or at least these are my thoughts...unless its a joke of a class...
     
  6. DoctorCupcake

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    I took classes here, and the classes were intense (every Saturday and Sunday from ~8am to ~6pm). But, these classes only highlight the important topics and don't really delve into the material like a regular length class would. If you're sincerely pressed for time but have the cash to blow, go for it. Otherwise, I'd highly recommend taking regular courses.
     
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    I'd say these programs (it's probably the only one of its type) are best suited for those who just need to get pre-reqs for other allied health careers. I just can't see this being helpful for MCAT prep as you have no time to solidify a foundation in these basic sciences.
     

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