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BCPM or not BCPM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003], Jun 13, 2002.

  1. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member

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    I have a few classes that are not listed under Chemistry in BCPM (Quantitative Analysis for example). I wanted to make my BCPM GPA to look better by removing this class where I got a C+. Would AMCAS care if I move this class to Natural sciences? How are they strict about classes that are not on their list? In fact, I have a few of such classes that are not on there. I am just worrying that AMCAS would not like the way I want to put it in.
     
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  3. Angel_Eyes

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    Sorry but Quant is chemistry. :(
    I don't know how aamc will see that but if they catch it and see you got a C...they are going to know you did it on puropse. That's what may happen...but I don't know for sure.
     
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    I know that it is Chem but it is not listed anywhere so I do not have any rules to follow.
     
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    it can either be MATH or CHEM. It is BCPM. Sorry. :(
    Same goes with Physical Chem. I checked. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    that class is not in Chem list of classes. P. chem is in the list.
     
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    What department taught the course? If the chemistry department taught the course, then it is a chemistry course.
     
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    fyi - i know someone that tried to do that last year, and AMCAS spent 2 months "fixing" their application for them - essentially you get 'punished' by having your primary application delayed while they call the school registrar to investigate inconsistencies.

    Also, AMCAS puts an "X" next to your gpa & the course once it is sent out to the med schools. It will show the corrected gpa & incorrectly entered gpa. There is a footnote for "X" which says, "corrected by AMCAS".

    Even if quant. analysis doesn't go in chemistry, it would certainly go under mathematics. Overall, it's probably not worth the risk of tainting & delaying your entire application.
     
  9. Bounty

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    I asked this before but didnt really get answers. :(
    I'm still confused about some of the classes on my transcript. At my school, the neuro classes were mostly in the psych department. Here are the three classes I am talking out:

    PSY 91 Bio Bases of Behavior
    PSY 150S Hormones and Behavior

    Now both of these classes had lots of bio and they BOTH counted toward my BIO major even though they were in the psych department (b/c i had a neuro concentration). Putting them in BCPM doesnt change my BCPM GPA (if anything, it lowers it slightly). I just want to be as accurate as possible to avoid delays in processing. So Behavioral or Bio?

    The other class was offered through the psych dept, "Topics in neuroscience". It was a Howard Hughes Forum class and was basically all bio, research stuff. So I think it should def be BIO. Right?
    Also, what about Oceanography? I mean come on, its in the bio department, shouldnt it count as Bio? On amcas it says it is under "natural sciences" or whatever.
    Anyways, any feedback would be great!
    Bounty
     
  10. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bounty:
    <strong>I asked this before but didnt really get answers. :(
    I'm still confused about some of the classes on my transcript. At my school, the neuro classes were mostly in the psych department. Here are the three classes I am talking out:

    PSY 91 Bio Bases of Behavior
    PSY 150S Hormones and Behavior

    Now both of these classes had lots of bio and they BOTH counted toward my BIO major even though they were in the psych department (b/c i had a neuro concentration). Putting them in BCPM doesnt change my BCPM GPA (if anything, it lowers it slightly). I just want to be as accurate as possible to avoid delays in processing. So Behavioral or Bio?

    The other class was offered through the psych dept, "Topics in neuroscience". It was a Howard Hughes Forum class and was basically all bio, research stuff. So I think it should def be BIO. Right?
    Also, what about Oceanography? I mean come on, its in the bio department, shouldnt it count as Bio? On amcas it says it is under "natural sciences" or whatever.
    Anyways, any feedback would be great!
    Bounty</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">psychology is non-biology, put it under the non-science category....

    even if it is under the bio department...they are not considered to be a "biology" class per say...oceanography could fit under the category of atmospheric sciences /geograph....

    ur howard hughes class, (neuro) can be considered bio...i'm a neuro major, and all of those classes were under the category of bio for me..

    u can really play around with it....it's no biggie :)
     

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