metalhead1023

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do those count for the pre reqs for MD school
 

aster

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Nope. Take upper level Bio and Chem courses if your AP credits are accepted.
 

ChubbyChaser

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idk about you but even if they did...I would have been very crappily prepared for the MCAT....Ap courses are supposed to be like college courses but they arent.
 

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I AP-ed out of intro bio and chem, let me graduate a year early :) I did take upper level bio courses and biochem though, which you'll probably need to do if you decide not to do the intro bio and chem.
 

bodonid

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I got 8 hours of credit each for physics, biology, and chemistry. I took upper level credits in each of these subjects, and I was prepared for the MCAT. You don't have to retake, but 1) make sure you know what you are doing, and 2) make sure your med school of choice will accept whatever you end up with.
 

katarzyna

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idk about you but even if they did...I would have been very crappily prepared for the MCAT....Ap courses are supposed to be like college courses but they arent.

for some reason i find ap classes harder than college courses.

seriously.

hehe. i bombed my AP Bio. I aced Bio 2.
 

mvenus929

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Some med schools will accept them as pre-reqs, and some won't. I know Columbia, for instance, does not take AP credits for Biology or Chemistry, and I don't think the UCs take them at all.

Take an upper division class with a lab if at all possible, especially for biology. Chemistry you may be able to get out of, but consider it anyway.