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Bad idea: go to med school with the MINIMUM ugrad prereqs?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Hedwig, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. Hedwig

    Hedwig Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 24, 2001
    Long Island, NY
    I'm planning on starting medical school with only the minimum premed requirements: bio, orgo, general chem, physics. Will this put me at a severe disadvantage in medical school?
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  3. Fanconi

    Fanconi Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 29, 2001
    Hedwig? As in the Angry Inch? Great show.

    Anyway, that's what I did. Anatomy was definitely the hardest for me, but I still did just fine. I did okay first year, not stellar.

    I totally made up for it in year two, though. I think that's when the playing field really levels out.

    Did I feel disadvantaged? Maybe a little during the first year, but that's it. I'm not really sorry I didn't have all those courses in undergrand. College is too short to be wasted on classes you'll just have to take again anyway, IMHO.
  4. Hercules

    Hercules Son of Zeus 10+ Year Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Mobile, AL
    I'm glad to hear that the playing field levels out 2nd year. I had the same opinion you did about college being too short. I took a lot of fun classes (Classics major) in college but not many health science related courses. I had fun and learned a lot of cool stuff, but I've been paying for it this year (I'm a first year). I constantly feel like I'm a step behind, which is pretty frustrating for me since I did well in undergrad and my MCAT's predicted much more success than I have encountered.
  5. Medic171

    Medic171 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I answered you in another forum. No need for multiples, which one do I answer???????????? <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
  6. lionel

    lionel Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 10, 2002
    definately dont worry about it,youll do fine. its really just about how much time you spend studying, and what level of knowledge you are happy with, i.e. its pass/fail and youll probably pass regardless. granted, people who are there are biochem majors will have an easy time with that course, and maybe you'll need to study more than them, but whats the point of taking something twice? you probably took advantage of undergrad and took some great classes that they couldnt take. there are many people at Sinai every year with less than the minimum(i.e. only one year bio, one year chem, thats it, essentially no orgo, no physics, no math, no MCATs etc etc), and they are doing as well, and/or better than others(special program at sinai etc).

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