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Did you take "Organic", "Ochem", or "Orgo" Poll II: East/West Coast T

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Yogi Bear, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    In light of my previous post of what various geographies call organic chemistry, i've divided my second poll into three categories. 1) west coast 2)central 2) east coast. please choose the region where you took organic chemistry and what it was called.
     
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  3. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    Hmm...so far, looks like there's twice as many east coast students on sdn than west coast/central.
     
  4. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    So..here's the synopsis so far,

    Majority of East Coast people say it's "Orgo"
    Majority of West Coast people say it's "O-chem"
    Majority of Central people say it's "organic".
     
  5. bad_hombre

    bad_hombre Member 7+ Year Member

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    hmm... umm... congratulations on those results. are you going to be publishing those in a scientific journal? man. <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" />
     
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  6. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear 2K Member 7+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">hmm... umm... congratulations on those results. are you going to be publishing those in a scientific journal? man. </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh yaa.... gonna be submitting this to J.SDN next week. already done w/ my 150 word analysis of w/ graphs, standard deviations, error bars, etc. gonna be a first author man! Hopefully some other SDNer doesn't beat me to it. Wouldn't want to get scooped, would I? LMAO....
     
  7. numinous

    numinous Member 10+ Year Member

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    I went to McGill (Montreal) and took "Org"
     
  8. igcgnerd

    igcgnerd Hawkeye 10+ Year Member

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    west coast: took o-chem
     
  9. GoldShadow

    GoldShadow 2+ Year Member

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    Did... did you just bump a 6 year old thread?
     
  10. chad5871

    chad5871 Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    At my university the majority of people called it Orgo, but this really gets on my nerves because it's not spelled "Orgonic." Anyway, I heard other people call it O-Chem as well, but I usually preferred to call it just plain old "Organic," or even "Organic Chemistry" if I knew the person I was speaking to was non-scientific.
     
  11. chad5871

    chad5871 Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Hmmm, apparently so. I didn't notice this happened until you just pointed it out.
     
  12. SaveThisLabRat

    SaveThisLabRat $700 Billion Dollar Woman 2+ Year Member

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    California *\o/*
    Epic bump.

    We call it OChem.
     
  13. nu2004

    nu2004 5+ Year Member

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    central. orgo at northwestern. although the uchicago kids call it ochem, i believe, in a pathetic attempt to pander to east coast grandeur

    edit: no offense meant to east coasters, just uchicago people :)
     
  14. p30doc

    p30doc Ever true and unwavering 10+ Year Member

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    it is most def. orgo (east coaster here) and yay for 6 yr old threads, they need love too
     
  15. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

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    WESTSIDE...specifically...LA

    definitely ochem. i had never heard orgo til SDN and it still makes zero sense.
     
  16. utahstudent

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    Here in the good ol' west (Utah), we call it O-chem.
     
  17. mimivirus

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    went to school on the east coast and we DEFINITELY say ORGO...

    my brother (college in california) says o-chem (barF!!)

    another thing ive noticed is that while i say 'ec' (for economics) my brother and most people i've asked in california say 'econ'
    .
     
  18. Ahmed786

    Ahmed786 New Member 7+ Year Member

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    Orgo Midwest
     
  19. CSnowFoxD

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    Ochem and econ! Good ol' California :D
     
  20. strongboy2005

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    "ec" could be a lot of things, econ is a better shortened version IMO

    In central California we say o-chem. I have also heard organic but far less frequently. Never heard "orgo" before this thread.
     
  21. HIVdoc2b

    HIVdoc2b Bored. 2+ Year Member

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    upper midwest for college - orgo.

    pacific northwest for life post-college - o-chem.
     
  22. LikeClockWork

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    Y'know I really hope that some day during my residency, when I'm waiting for lab results or something, and I have a free moment, I'll remember that one pre-med website I used to go to. I'll open it up and lurk for a second or two only to find that someone has inexplicably bumped my "Who watched the Lost season finale?" thread from 2008.





    P.S. We call it "Organic" in KY.
     
  23. MWK

    MWK Over-represented majority 2+ Year Member

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    I dont know why LikeClockWork and I always post right after one another, but

    I took O-Chem.

    I was a Chem major so I also took GChem, AChem, and PChem. It fits with the system.
     
  24. LikeClockWork

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    Must be some subliminal Kentucky thing...


    And I guess "Organic" is not state specific if you took "O-chem." I guess maybe it's more based on what college one went to?
     
  25. NeuroChaos

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    This might sound like a stupid question.
    But why does the name of the stupid course matter? We all understand that we are learning Organic Chemistry in ochem,orgo, and organic.
    Oh I see ppl had nothing better to do at 2 Am.
     
  26. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

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    East coast and took Organic,
     
  27. MilkmanAl

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    East coast, organic.
     
  28. Squiddie

    Squiddie Watch out for the cactus 2+ Year Member

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    East Coast: OChem

    But I do agree, most east coast schools do appear to call it "Orgo"...mine's weird
     
  29. Pegasus1731

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    Orgo in Michigan
     
  30. Breazy

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    East coast:

    orgo, gen chem, pchem and econ
     
  31. secants

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    east coast: mostly orgo but I've heard organic before but never o-chem.
     
  32. jtdallas

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    I'm in Dallas, TX and EVERY single person I know calls it O-Chem.
     
  33. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

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    this thread is so funny! i can't imagine people calling it anything but "ochem" and here you are saying youve never heard anyone say ochem....its just crazy to think how different things are in differnet parts of the country...its kind of a trip.
     
  34. el aye

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    Same.

    As for orgo vs ochem, I think they are both ok to use. I do think orgo sounds better, though.
     
  35. valacious

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    On the Best Coast it's ochem, who cares what the rest of the country says?
    WESTSIDE MOTHERF**KERS!!!
     
  36. decafplease

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    West Coast: OChem
     
  37. jult24er

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    Orgo. East Siiiiiiide.
     
  38. kami333

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    Orgo. Pennsylvania
    But ochem one state away in Ohio
     
  39. Carlin

    Carlin Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    In Virginia (Does this count as South or East... or both?), I took orgo.

    For us, it's gen chem, orgo, IA (instrumental analysis) and then pchem.
     
  40. neuro1617

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    East coast. Ochem. At another school on the east coast I know they call it orgo. But it's not orgOnic....?
     
  41. Doc Henry

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    West coast here and it is Ochem!
     
  42. flaahless

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    Word... it is definitely Ochem on the west. And, like you, I never heard of orgo until SDN.
     
  43. pianola

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    How bout this?

    I took Ochem in California while my best friends took Organic in Florida.
     
  44. CBG23

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    Orgo in the Midwest (Michigan)/ East Coast
     
  45. DocSoMa

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    We call it "Orgo" in the Midwest...I've heard a lot of Californians refer to it as "O-Chem." I think someone already mentioned this...
     
  46. FrankShui

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    We called it Organic at the school I went to in the south.

    However, there is this one big school ~60 miles away from mine where I know 2 people took organic chemistry. One of them referred to it as Orgo while the other called it O-chem. Go figure.
     
  47. bodonid

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    I'm from the south and I call it hell.
     
  48. Primarily "orgo," organic second, o-chem a distant third.

    Central (Southwest).
     
  49. DoctorDreamer

    DoctorDreamer In a far away land... 2+ Year Member

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    A bit of all 3, but mainly OChem in the midwest.
     
  50. gplex86

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    University of Michigan: "Orgo"
     
  51. 8mile

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    ucla: ochem.
     

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