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Did anyone not count Astronomy as BCPM?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DreamyKid, May 26, 2008.

  1. DreamyKid

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    My astronomy class was offered under the astronomy department, and was basically about memorizing stars. Did anyone not list astronomy 1 under physics (BCPM) and turned out okay?

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  2. da me ka don

    da me ka don Not in your P.I.'s lab!
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    Even if you list it as BPCM, it will get reviewed by AMCAS staff, and if it is not it will get tossed out. I had a very difficult science class too, - psychopharmacology, and listed it as BPCM, but becos it was offered by the psychology department it was put under the category of non-science courses. I think social science or so, I can hardly recall.

    But I don't know if astronomy is BPCM or not. I think it is.
    Is that not the PS all the english and psych majors take to avoid physics and chemistry?:p
     
  3. Squiddie

    Squiddie Watch out for the cactus
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    You'll have to check with the requirements of individual schools, but I know that many schools I've been looking at exclude Astronomy from BCPM.
     
  4. engineeredout

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    IMO the worst thing that they exclude from BCPM is/are engineering classes. Especially chemical engineering classes. You trying to tell me thats not science, or doesn't have a strong physics/chemistry/math background? Even bio, theres been more bio in my chem eng lab then I've encountered in the last two years.

    Ass holes.
     
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  5. bjolly

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    I listed astronomy as non BCPM, and AMCAS moved it to BCPM. Like yours it was under the astronomy dept and not the physics dept. I wouldn't sweat it - list it where you think it makes sense and if they don't agree they'll change it.

    Didn't know that about engineering courses - that's ridiculous not to count those as science.
     
  6. bodonid

    bodonid Dr. Spaceman
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    Astronomy IS a BCPM course, and AMCAS always counts it as so. I don't see how it would be different for different schools; all any school gets is what AMCAS gives them. If you list it as non-BCPM, it will be changed to BCPM. End of story.
     
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  7. fireflygirl

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    My anatomy class was automatically counted towards my BCPM. I think it is considered a physics class under AMCAS rules.
     
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  8. JRock310

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    ok...im warning you, this is a really dumb question, but as i said before in other posts, having a "pre-med" program is new to my school, and my advisor is pretty useless, so...

    your BCPM...i assume stands for biology/chemistry/physics/math.

    im a biotech major. i have taken other biology classes other than just standard bio I and II for pre-reqs...have taken cell and molecular bio, microbiology, anatomy & physiology I and II, as well as other biology/biotechnology classes for my major. do these count as part of my BCPM GPA???
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  9. chad5871

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    Yes. All courses taught in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Math departments usually count as BCPM. Classes in other departments (i.e. astronomy, statistics, etc.) MAY count as BCPM if they have a large BCPM portion to their curriculum. When you're looking at AMCAS' coursework section, click on "Help" then go to Coursework Details and Course Classification to see a list of what they consider BCPM.
     
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  10. Raryn

    Raryn Infernal Internist / Enigmatic Endocrinologist
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    Stats always counts as BCPM, its a math class....
     
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  11. JRock310

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    wow, thanks so much, that is really good to know. i listed my BCPM as a 3.52, thinking that was just the average of Bio I and II and Gen Chem I and II. adding in my other science courses will bump me up a ton (i got Bs in gen chem I and II).

    i just wonder if my biotechnology classes count...their course listing is BIO331 or whatever it is, so i assume those count, as well? maybe not?
     
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  12. wizenedone

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    Anatomy?? You mean Astronomy?
     

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