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Biology Requirement

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by tb1383, May 2, 2007.

  1. tb1383

    Apr 23, 2007
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    Does anyone know if the one year biology requirement must consist of a full year of "general" biology courses, or would taking other biology courses such as genetics and physiology fulfill this requirement? I have taken 2/3 of the general biology series. My adviser has told me to skip the third and just move on to the higher level courses. I realize my adviser should know what he is talking about, but is this correct? Can I fulfill the year requirement by taking 2/3 of the general biology and then other upper lever courses?
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  3. spicedmanna

    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 2006
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    Attending Physician
    This really depends on the medical school's individual requirements. Different schools have different requirements and may have some flexibility regarding what fulfills what requirement. I recommend either checking with the schools directly or flipping through the MSAR, if you are applying to allopathic medical schools. Sometimes the school's website will state their requirements for admission.

    I took the full year of general biology + lab as well as an array of additional advanced biology classes (biology major).

    Anyway, the only way to be sure is to ask the schools.

    For example, here is what my medical school, KCUMB, requires:

    As another example, here is what the USC Keck School of Medicine requires:


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