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did extra science work, but do i need a masters or postbac

Discussion in 'Postbaccalaureate Programs' started by dhp98, May 3, 2004.

  1. dhp98

    dhp98 Member
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    Hey everyone,

    I recently took genetics and gen chem II (9 credits) during summer semester 2003, then I took gen chem I, physics I, biochem, histology (17credits) fall semester 2003. I did all of this while working. My dilemma is these classes don't count for my major, but I still had 1 class to take to finish my BS degree in April 2004 so on my amcas app I can't count this as postbac science work. I ended up witha 3.4 Science gpa for the 26 credits, but i'm wondering if I can put something down in my essay about taking these classes to show I can handle a tougher work load, or are my only possiblities post-bacc or masters. Any information would be greatly appreciated
     
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  3. DRANTWAN

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    go for the masters. A 3.4 is good I wouldnt waste my time in a post bacc.
     
  4. Febrifuge

    Febrifuge Grizzled Old Newcomer
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    Heck, if I had that same situation I'd start studying now for the August 2004 MCAT. No time like the present. A careful and measured approach is a very good thing, but nothing shows the adcoms you want to be a physician quite like taking a run at becoming one.

    Just my two cents (actual cash value $0.0003)
     

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