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does biochemistry and microbiology factor into bcpm?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Symphony101, May 3, 2007.

  1. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

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  3. chable

    chable A sphincter says, "what." 7+ Year Member

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    Yes they do.
     
  4. BlackSails

    BlackSails 2+ Year Member

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    biochemistry
     
  5. Vvandenn

    Vvandenn Member 2+ Year Member

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    pennybridge Banned Banned

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    I want to be a doctor!
     
  7. eternalrage

    eternalrage Even Kal has bad days... 10+ Year Member

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    Yes they do.

    In any case, OP next time look at your registrar catalog, usually they have some sort of classification next to the name of the course, if it reads natural sciences, then generally, you can put that in.

    Things like astronomy, zoology, or other courses that are natural sciences that do not fall under bio, chem, physics may be debatable, but usually AMCAS doesn't really make a big deal out of those.
     
  8. bostonpmed

    bostonpmed i 2+ Year Member

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    my gosh.
     
  9. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

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    calm down, it was just a question. i knew it was silly but just wanted some confirmation.

    and your wow's and my gosh's are so constructive.
     
  10. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    If you're surprised at the responses, maybe that should indicate to you at least a few things:

    1. The answer to your question, if it was not intuitive, can be found in a number of print resources you should read anyway (SDN FAQs, AMCAS guides, etc.).

    2. How can a premed not know the answer to that question?


    -z
     
  11. baylormed

    baylormed On the Search 5+ Year Member

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    I hear that biochemistry courses count twice as much because they're both bio and chemistry. ;)
     
  12. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

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    haha, and microbiology counts as half. because it's biology, but smaller. ;)
     
  13. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    Why the hell would you need confirmation that biochemistry factors into your BIOLOGY-CHEMISTRY-math-physics GPA?
     
  14. IWant2BeADoctor

    IWant2BeADoctor License to Matriculate 2+ Year Member

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    Is the Pope Catholic?
     
  15. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    is a turtle's anus water tight?


    gosh. wow. gosh.
     
  16. mikeinsd

    mikeinsd predictably unpredictable 2+ Year Member

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    dummy - the pope isnt catholic, he is german!
     
  17. geogil

    geogil Still training. 7+ Year Member

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    OP, Read the AMCAS instructions, there are quite explicit directions on how to classify your coursework. I would think biochem would be rather unambiguous, but the instructions might help for things that are less cut and dried.
     
  18. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    You might want to ask if biochem should be classified as 'biology' or 'chemistry'. I remember it being chemistry for 2007. It might be different, or I might be wrong, or both.
     
  19. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    It probably depends which department is teaching the class. Biochem is taught by the chemistry department at my school, so it was classified as a chemistry course.
     
  20. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

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    my school has a department for everything. which is why I was initially confused. I had thought that the amcas considered only the intro science courses (bio 1, 2, chem, ochem, etc) and wondered if higher level classes like biochem would even count.
     
  21. lynn623la

    lynn623la Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    Actually Atronomy is part of BCPM according to AMCAS manual.
     
  22. Sol Rosenberg

    Sol Rosenberg Long Live the New Flesh! 10+ Year Member

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    :thumbup: Yep, I was lovin' that. Does anyone NOT get an A in Astronomy?
     
  23. koennen

    koennen Lend Me An Ear 10+ Year Member

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    Yes. It depends on what level of course you're taking. If it's an introductory "Our Friends the Planets" type course, then yes most people get "A"s. But, higher level Astronomy courses are like heavy duty physics/math courses.
     
  24. st0w

    st0w plasticperineum syndrome 10+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2008amcasinstructionsrevised.pdf

    Pay particular attention to the "Course Classification" section. And the rest of it. Also check http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/amcas2008.htm where you should find answers to most common questions.
     

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