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Hey, I posted here about classes at my community college vs traveling down to Harvard Extension 3.5 hrs round trip and got some interesting feedback. I have decided on CC for now. Of the following classes, what should I take that can best prepare me for med school or would best help my application?/
Here they are:

Anatomy and Physiology 1&2
Microbiology
Buman Biology
Personal Nutrition
Human Genetics
Pathophysiology
Calc 2 (Got a C+ first time)
Physics 2 (Got a C+ first time)
Growth and Development of the Young Child
Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
Human Growth and Development: The Life Span
Stats

Granted I will be only taking 2 or 3 a term but I have a 3.05 GPA, 2.81 science that needs boosting. How should I do it? I can also try to take Neurobiology online from Harvard Extension and possibily others through correspondence online. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks and much appreciated
 

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redwings54 said:
Hey, I posted here about classes at my community college vs traveling down to Harvard Extension 3.5 hrs round trip and got some interesting feedback. I have decided on CC for now. Of the following classes, what should I take that can best prepare me for med school or would best help my application?/
Here they are:

Anatomy and Physiology 1&2
Microbiology
Buman Biology
Personal Nutrition
Human Genetics
Pathophysiology
Calc 2 (Got a C+ first time)
Physics 2 (Got a C+ first time)
Growth and Development of the Young Child
Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
Human Growth and Development: The Life Span
Stats

Granted I will be only taking 2 or 3 a term but I have a 3.05 GPA, 2.81 science that needs boosting. How should I do it? I can also try to take Neurobiology online from Harvard Extension and possibily others through correspondence online. Any ideas on what to do? Thanks and much appreciated

Genetics and A&P would help you the most. (especially for the MCAT)
 

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I'd retake physics so that you can replace that C and boost your science GPA.
 

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DrMom said:
I'd retake physics so that you can replace that C and boost your science GPA.
I don't think many schools will let you retake a course "for a grade" that you have already passed (with a C or better).
 

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AACOMAS (therefore all osteopathic schools) replaces with the most recent grade, so retaking something you made a C in and doing much better can make a notable difference in your computed GPA.