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Next fall, I will be studying for the mcat and taking it in january. So for my class schedule for fall of junior year, I will be taking Biochem 1 plus workshop (4 credit hours), Intro bio lab (2 hours), neurophysiology (3 hrs). Im also thinking of doing research for credit (3 hrs) and TAing for bio class if I can get it (3 hrs). Both of these are credit/no credit. That's a total of 15 hrs. In the past, I've been taking 15 hours a semester. Would this schedule seem too easy? I dont want to overload myself because I want to concentrate on the mcat. I will also be volunteering weekly and stuff.
 
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Research and MCAT studying are going to take way more time than you realize. It would be acceptable to take the minimum courseload that your school requires to be a full-time student. Taking two P/F courses instead would be fine.
 

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Dude don't repeat my misery. I was in the exact same shoes as yours.
Don't do it!!!!!!!!
 
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Lab TAing takes a big chunk of time out of your schedule and it isn't very high yield in terms of learning or "leadership".

The research will also require a lot of time, both in lab and out (library research and presentation preparation). However, a sucessful lab experience can be very fruitful.
 
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libraryismyhome, was it really that bad?

mcat classes are 3 days a week. mon, fri, sat
 

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MCAT classes guide studying. You still have to do tons outside of class.
 
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i just dont want adcoms to frown upon me taking only 9 hrs of class and lab
 

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I'd be much more concerned about adcom frowning at a crappy MCAT score.
 
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should i take biochem, or replace it with an easier science elective?