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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by Relz., 09.21.14.

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  1. Relz.

    Relz.

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    Hello all! I'm quite a ways away from possible acceptance letters (applying next summer for 2016 matriculation) but just for reference and help planning my schedule I thought I would ask. Most universities will be adding quite a few new required courses due to the MCAT change (biochem, sociology, stats, etc) and I was wondering if I could take these the summer I matriculate. For example, take biochem and sociology summer of 2016 with the course ending mid June. I know most schools state that they prereqs must be completed by matriculation but do you think it would hinder my chances of acceptance if I left these two until then?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Afford

    Afford

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    Contact each school. I know some schools that I applied for required all prereq courses to be done by January of the matriculation year.
     
  4. Relz.

    Relz.

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    Okay but even if they say it can be completed up until Aug 1. and I do that, do you think it would have a negative impact on my app?
     
  5. 640936

    640936 Internally driven

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    I understand where you are coming from; I have had bad advising experience and I do most of my scheduling myself. Biochem I may have to take next semester or summer. I am honestly hoping to take it next semester so I can complete it before the MCAT. The other classes you have mentioned, I have taken. If you have the MCAT planned and no time for classes beforehand, what I would do is study the material on your own or have someone go over it with you (maybe an MCAT prep course?)
     
  6. IslandStyle808

    IslandStyle808 Akuma residency or bust! 2+ Year Member

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    Nope. There was one guy I remember that took a summer intro bio lab that I was a teaching intern for at my university. He matriculated the same summer into the university's medical school. Even if this is an anecdote, I still don't think taking a pre-req class after acceptance and before matriculation is a problem.
     
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  7. Relz.

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    Okay thanks everyone!!
     

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