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Hello... I was in the middle of packing and donating and throwing things out, and I came upon my undergrad text books. Does any one know if these books are at all useful in med school? Physics, Chem, Ochem, Bio, Calc?

I guess its a silly question.. but I thought Id ask.
 

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Hello... I was in the middle of packing and donating and throwing things out, and I came upon my undergrad text books. Does any one know if these books are at all useful in med school? Physics, Chem, Ochem, Bio, Calc?

I guess its a silly question.. but I thought Id ask.
I would reread them all before med school and work the practice problems as well.
 

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Undergrad stuff is learned in 2 days anyway. I'd sell them or chuck them.
 

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The only books I'm keeping were a physio book that I loved and a genetics book that I had to keep because they wouldn't let me sell it back. Both are less than an inch thick.

I'd definitely sell or toss every one of the subjects you listed above.
 

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Hold onto calc. That's definitely useful.
 

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[pj];6558391 said:
Hold onto calc. That's definitely useful.
Right.... :sleep:
 

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I like to put them on a bookshelf behind a desk, so it looks like I'm smart.
 

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i might be the only one, but every now and then i wish i kept some books. Just for fun, kinda, i took a modern physics class and wanted to reference some calc and linear algebra, but without books i had to depend upon the internet and the library where i really was used to how my books explained them

but i also know i move so often and like to travel lightly, i'd probably still sell/donate them.
 
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yeah... that sounds like me.. i guess ill get past the 'textbook longing' the same way. hahahaha

i might be the only one, but every now and then i wish i kept some books. Just for fun, kinda, i took a modern physics class and wanted to reference some calc and linear algebra, but without books i had to depend upon the internet and the library where i really was used to how my books explained them

but i also know i move so often and like to travel lightly, i'd probably still sell/donate them.
 

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Hello... I was in the middle of packing and donating and throwing things out, and I came upon my undergrad text books. Does any one know if these books are at all useful in med school? Physics, Chem, Ochem, Bio, Calc?

I guess its a silly question.. but I thought Id ask.
Burn baby, burn.
 

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from what i understand, undergrad stuff isn't really useful in med school, especially physics, chem, and o chem.
Yes, and this is clearly why it is important to know this material for the MCAT and thusly for medical school.:rolleyes:

What a crock of ****.

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I hear that 'Molecular Biology of the Cell' by Bruce Alberts is a good reference for any biology related field. If it doesn't work as a reference, you can always use it to weight train.
 
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