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UC berkeley only does 3 semesters of chem. They squeez 2 semester of G chem into one and then we do 2 semesters of Ochem. We need 4 for med school. They say biochem covers thar req. Does that req need to be done BEFORE i apply, or can i put that i will be completing it in the next semester?
 

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No premeds here dont do Chem 1B. We do do 1A, 3A and 3B. And then its reccomended biochem. Im applying in june, but im taking biochem this summer
 
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Bezerkeley... more than one thing wrong with it.

If your premed adviser is vouching for it, then... It did seem that the 2 semester of gen chem with lab was a hard requirement for medical school.
 

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Bezerkeley... more than one thing wrong with it.

If your premed adviser is vouching for it, then... It did seem that the 2 semester of gen chem with lab was a hard requirement for medical school.
So, do i haveto have it done before i apply, or is it ok to do the 4 sem. of chem after applying if you put it on the app
 
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There have been people who place out of Gen Chem due to AP, and still, they are urged to take the higher level physical chemistry courses (w/ labs if possible). Honestly, I don't see how biochem replaces gen chem as a pre-req. As for Chem 1B, it states that it's pre-req is 1A....

I would talk to your premed adviser.

So, do i haveto have it done before i apply, or is it ok to do the 4 sem. of chem after applying if you put it on the ap
I plan to do it before I apply. It'll probably help me with my MCAT prep as well. :)
 
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I did today. Biochem covers it for sure. We do everything chem 1B does in 1A quicker. UC Berk is ******ed. They should have left it as 2 sem. Anyways i know for sure biochem counts. But im done with mcat studying, im takin it in 2 months, just taking pracice exams now. So biochem will not happen before mcats for me. But im trying to figure out if i can tell them im taking it the following sem.