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So how the medical schools feel about seeing a class retaken on an application?

I really want to retake a biochem course next semester that I received a C+ in. I really enjoyed this class and had an A for the the majority of the semester, but due to personal reasons I was unable to attend any of the lectures in the latter part of the course.
 

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It would not be viewed negatively. If asked, you have a reasonable explanation, and IMO a desire to thoroughly master Biochem prior to matriculation would reflect well on you.
 

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That said, I think retaking would be a waste of your time. Your GPA won't change from it, and if you had A's up until your crisis hit, it's not like you weren't learning the material as you went. Take another class you're interested in instead.
 

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That said, I think retaking would be a waste of your time. Your GPA won't change from it, and if you had A's up until your crisis hit, it's not like you weren't learning the material as you went. Take another class you're interested in instead.
Did these personal reasons affect your grades in other classes too? How were your grades the semester after?
 

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That said, I think retaking would be a waste of your time.
Would you say the same thing if the class was required (in which case it would be presumed that you did not need to cover any of the material again) or recommended at a given med school, which seems increasingly common?