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Help me with what counts in MD science GPA

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by HooahDOc, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. HooahDOc

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    I'm not familiar with AMCAS. My fiancee wants me to apply to my two state schools, even though I don't think I'll get in. As it stands my MD science GPA will max out at 3.28 if I play my cards right. However, I'm not sure if what I counted really counts. Would these classes count?

    PSYC 460 (Physiological Psychology)
    PSYC 227 (Statistics for Behavioral Sciences)
    MATH 111 (College Algebra)
    MATH 122 (Applied Calculus)
    STAT 201 (Elementary STatistics)

    Which of these MUST count in the BCMP GPA and which could go either way? I'm guessting STAT 201 and PSYC 227 can get by without being counted.
     
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  3. JohnHolmes

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    I hear this. MATH 111, 122, 201 count for sure. All mathematics and science credits are in the SGPA.

    PSYC 227, my guess is no ... but check on it with your school. Just bc its "statistics" doesn't mean it will count because its listed at PSYC ... but if they clear it, go for it man ... especially if it works to your benefit.

    CCW
     
  4. exmike

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    usually the safe way is to go by departamental listing

    If its listed under the psych department, then its not a science UNLESS its cross-listed with the bio department.

    i took phys psych, didnt count for me, but i thin it shoudl have.
     
  5. physiological psych is questionable

    stats for psychology... for me i put it under psych but i'm not sure.
     
  6. medstylee

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    I took stats for psych and amcas verified it as a math course, so it counted for me. i think all the rest will count. the rule of thumb seems to be that they take courses with the word "physiology" in the title but not with "psychology" in the title. so, that one class is a toss up. i'd put go for it as a bcpm course. if they don't take it they'll just change it themselves. it won't be a big deal.
     
  7. damn! too late now! wait was your psych stats in the psych department or the stats department??
     
  8. SailCrazy

    SailCrazy I gotta have more cowbell
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    I took stats for econ and would rather it NOT count for my science GPA. Is there any chance that I can categorize this ECON class an an "other" and get away with it?
     
  9. lilstina

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    i took physio psych and counted it as BCPM and AMCAS left it that way. sorry mike :D
     
  10. traumamonkey

    traumamonkey mid-level resident
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    i took behavioral stats (stats for psych) and it was counted as BESS like all my other psych/soc courses as a psych major, not math/science. i guess i wish i'd known it could be otherwise...
     
  11. SailCrazy

    SailCrazy I gotta have more cowbell
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    So do you think that if I list my Stats for Econ as an economics class rather than a stats class that I can keep it out of my BCPM GPA? Or will AMCAS include it upon audit?
     
  12. LP1CW

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    it's the content of the course not the department that it is listed under. So, I listed a biopsych class as bio because it was all bio and it it they didn't change it. I called and had this confirmed too.
     
  13. traumamonkey

    traumamonkey mid-level resident
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    hey sailcrazy, i guess you could call AMCAS to be sure, but i'd guess that you could keep it in ECON, especially if the course is listed as econ and offered through the econ department. i suppose there is always the risk of change upon audit, but they didn't change mine. i remember having the same question when i did my app, but honestly can't recal if i asked them or not...
    (i am blocking any memory of the application process that i can to avoid further trauma).
     
  14. SailCrazy

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    Is there actually a "risk" if they change it upon audit?

    I mean, is that a negative mark on my application if there is a change due to audit? Or is that considered part of the administrative process?
     
  15. traumamonkey

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    i don't think there's a risk, since obviously it could go either way. if you want to call and cover your bases that might be a good idea. i had a few things changed on mine and there weren't any repercussions.
    anyone else know?
     

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