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Biochemistry Course

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lropp, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. lropp

    lropp Senior Member
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    Can biochem be taken with only a gen chem background, and still be done well in without the organic ? Just curious if this is setting yourself up for disaster.
     
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  3. tulane06

    tulane06 Private Joker
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    Having orgo in your background would be a big plus, but a large portion of biochem is simply rote memorization of structures and pathways.
     
  4. fiddler

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    if you know your orgo, the pathways are easy because they logically follow. They have to occurr in that particular way becasue anything else would not work.

    So to answer the OP's question, you would be at a decided disadvantage because you would be memorizing everything and not know why. knowing why will allow you to answer essay questions that ask you the reason behind why certain things take place.

    I would take orgo before biochem if I were you.

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