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calc based vs non calc based physics???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Disgruntled One, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Disgruntled One

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    thinking of taking 20 hours over the summer. i would like to get physics out of the way, but only non calc based physics is offered over the summer. do i need the calc for the mcat? do med schools care much about that for a cell/molecular and biochem double major? thanks
     
  2. Robz

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    My physics was noncalc based.

    You won't need calc based physics for the MCAT either.
     
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    Ditto, I did really well on the MCAT physics and only took non-calc. I took all of it at a junior college over the summer, so I broke a few pre-med commandments there.
     
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  4. Disgruntled One

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    hmmm... how do med schools view taking upper level (not exactly for your major though) classes at a lesser institution? i was thinking possibly taking an advanced spanish class and calc III at my local public university. would that matter?
     
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    At our school we needed calc-based physics for a biochem major. However, it's not required for your major, algebra-based is easier and is definitely sufficient for the MCAT.
     
  6. Disgruntled One

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    ahhh, yea, well mine does too. damn.
     

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