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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Freshmenmed01, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Freshmenmed01

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    How does my schedule look? I have to take Calc 2 because unfortunately I didn't do well on my AP test.

    Calc 2
    Chem
    World History Class
    Social Class for major that is required for 3 credits.

    I kinda regret not doing well and having to do calc 2 first semester. Other people that tested out of calc are doing Bio and Chem first semester. Wonder if this will hurt me?
     
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    This looks like a good schedule to me. And don't feel bad about having to take Calc 2. You have plenty of time to take all the pre-reqs. Besides, I don't think it would be a good idea to take two science courses your first semester anyway. This schedule looks pretty manageable, which will be great for easing into your college career. Good luck!
     
  3. Lucca

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    You can still take Bio alongside Chem with this schedule. It is very typical to do 2 even 3 science classes in a single semester. 15 hours (your schedule + Bio) is a perfectly reasonable course load.
     
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    You should be fine with Bio, Chem, and Calc together, that's very standard for the freshman without AP Calc and/or AP Stats
     
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    No. You're fine. You can make up for lost time later. The most important thing is to have the lightest possible 1st semester because getting accustomed to college can be a big challenge.

    Hmm Calc 2 with 2 additional labs might be too harsh imho. Especially if the OP hasn't seen chemistry since sophomore year of high school.
     
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    Just reporting what the typical schedule here is, which is

    Chem
    Calc
    Writing
    2 elective

    First semester and

    Chem
    Bio
    Calc
    2 elective

    Second semester
     
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    Chem, Bio, and Calc are absolutely doable taken together
     
  8. Freshmenmed01

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    If I do this setup my second semester looks like
    Bio I
    Chem 2
    2 electives

    and my third semester looks like
    Bio 2
    Organic Chem I
    Physics I
    Elective

    Would these two semesters be too heavy?
     
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    You should be fine, as long as your bio/ochem/physics semester doesn't also involve a lot of other heavy time consumers (part time job and research and sports being the usual suspects)
     
  10. Freshmenmed01

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    Yeah. I might have a part time job and would likely be engaged in some sort of research. I'm worried about that bio/ochem/physics semester. Wonder how common it is?
     
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    This is def doable
     
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    It really depends on how easy the classes feel freshman year. Cross that bridge when you come to it
     

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