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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by eez, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. eez

    eez
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    i got a B in both intro to bio 1 and intro to bio 2 and i got all A's for my chem classes so far...
    sould i retake at least one of my bio classes? because i think it will lower my chances for top med schools...or should i continue and do better in my molecular cell bio and biochemistry classes...
    thanks
     
  2. JeetKuneDo

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    Don't retake it, if you get an A, they'll just average the grades out anyway. Just take upper level bio/biochem like you said.
     
  3. chemnerd89

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    Retaking a B would make you look worse than if you had gotten a C IMHO.
     
  4. eez

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    ok thanks, can you guys also give me an advice for next semester?
    i will take:
    organic chemistry II - 4 credits
    calculus of one variable II - 4 credits
    physics I (calculus based including lab) - 4 credits
    intermediate spanish - 3 credits
    organic chemistry problems II (tutorial class - easy A) - 1 credit

    instead of the tutorial class should i take honors psychology - 3 credit ??? are those classes enough for the semester or should i also take psych... im just trying to raise my 3.59 gpa since those B's from my bio classes lowered it...
     
  5. ksmi117

    ksmi117 GEAUX TIGERS!!!
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    Stick with the easy A. That's a lot of science to deal with. It looks very similiar to my schedule last spring, and it was not an easy semester.

    A 3.59 is not bad. No reason to risk improving it by overloading yourself. And if you are that worried, take a summer class, or even add an extra year where you can take some fun classes. Don't rush through it all.
     
  6. boostedct9a

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    You don't need to retake the bio classes, just try to do better than a B in some of the upper level ones, that way it shows you are improving. Great job on the chem though!
     
  7. eez

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    all right thanks guys :)
     

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