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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by Bryan123, May 10, 1999.

  1. Bryan123

    Bryan123 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 1999
    little Canada, MN, USA
    I took gen. chem 1+2 on the quarter system at the U of Minnesota. They only offer the 2 quarters, please tell me I don't have to take something like analytical chem or P chem to qualify for entrance. Do any admissions people have a thought? Anybody out there with a similar situation? The same thing is true with Orgo, but I undrstand biochem is an accecptable replacement.

    Thanks again, Bryan
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  3. rhillstr

    rhillstr Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 1999
    Downer's Grove, IL
    I'm not an admission person, but I do know for a fact that your semester hours do translate to 1.5 quarter hours and thus you should have plenty to cover prereqs. Look at all the catalogs and you will see they list the prereqs in quarter hours! Relax, you're cool.
  4. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    One point, before you assume all schools will allow you to sub 1 sem of biochem for 1 sem of Orgo...I would check it out at each school. Some schools will not allow the sub. Several schools also require biochem in addition to Orgo, i.e. UHS, beginning Class of 2004, must have a year of Orgo and 1 sem of biochem. Minnie Marrs herself told me that was going to be a new requirement.

    'Old Man Dave'
    KCOM, Class of '03
  5. Kansai

    Kansai Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Albany, New York

    Old Man makes a good point: Definitely check each school's requirements before assuming you can substitute Biochem for Orgo. I was accepted to UOMHS and COMP, but only UOMHS would let me substitute a semester of Biochem. Since my Biochem course didn't have a lab component, I still had to take a 2 credit Orgo lab to get enough credits. I have also heard that alot of the schools will be requiring Biochem as a prereq in the near future. Good luck to you!

    UOMHS '03
  6. cpesq

    cpesq New Member

    May 13, 1999
    Annandale, NJ USA

    The prior two postings are the best advice. You should contact the schools to which you will apply and ask them directly. I had a similar question concerning English requirements, emailed the schools in which I was interested and all replied. Do a little leg work yourself and there will not be problems down the road.


    [This message has been edited by cpesq (edited May 14, 1999).]

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