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HELP RE:Science Classes

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by NPreMed, May 10, 2001.

  1. NPreMed

    NPreMed Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    Los Angeles,Claifornia
    Hello, If I get a high GPA and MCAT without the science/math classes will it matter to med school admissions/will I get an acceptance??? :D Thank you in advance
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  3. coop

    coop Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2001
    in a word, no.

    almost ALL schools require 1 year each of bio, gen chem, orgo, physics. If you are a semester short on one of them, for some good reason, they might be accomodating, but if you are considering taking none and applying to med schools you won't get in. Just the "science GPA" is considered a large factor in admissions, almost as big as overall GPA itself, or MCAT (maybe bigger). Not taking any of these would be comprable to submitting a 0.0 for this GPA.

    good luck
  4. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I shall repeat words of wisdom often seen on this board, as they are not my own. Ready?

    Get a copy of the MSAR - Medical School Application Requirements.

    Note the word "Requirements." These standards are not optional in any way, and, as an added bonus, this tome is available in many an advisor's office. Ain't pre-med life grand?
  5. snowballz

    snowballz Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    I'm not trying to be rude, but you're question is really stupid.

    You will NOT pass the MCAT if you do not take the science courses. Nor, would you be prepared for medical school if you do not take them. Those are listed as requirements because they ARE required. You will not go to medical school without alot of science. If you do not like science, you may want to reevaluate your goals. Being a doctor is filled with science. You will use chemistry in your everyday life, as well as the obvious ones like biology.

    Alicia :rolleyes: :confused:
  6. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 3, 2001
    The Far North
    Perhaps the original question was whether the poster could apply without having completed all the requirements. The answer to that would be "yes" as long as you complete them before matriculating.
  7. peppercat

    peppercat Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    N.S. , Canada
    haha that really made me laugh
  8. NPreMed

    NPreMed Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 11, 2001
    Los Angeles,Claifornia
    That was my original question and thank you for having the good common sense to realize that without being rude and immature. :p
  9. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    I didn't mean for my response to sound rude or immature, but I read your question differently than you meant it. I thought you were asking if you could forego the science / math courses all toghether.

    I think the person who said it doesn't matter as long as they will be done by the time you matriculate got both the question and answer right. And without being rude or immature ;)
  10. kmy

    kmy Member 7+ Year Member

    May 13, 2001
    Just a quick note on this. While I totally agree that the science requirements are important and necessary, I recently learned that many adcoms don't over-scrutinize. A friend of mine was recently admitted to Columbia and many other good med schools. She has never taken a lab course in her life, but at least 3 of the schools where she was accepted had lab requirements. She has already graduated so it is not as though she was waiting to take her labs. While she is an impressive candidate, her stats etc. certainly weren't so high that they would just waive a "stringent" requirement. So to get to the point - suprisingly enough - I think that there is a little flexibility there based on her situation.
  11. demh23

    demh23 Banned

    Jan 23, 2010
    hSDN Alumni
    Unless you happen to be a Victoria Secrets underwear model and include some of your pictures on your application it is not a good idea to apply without meating a medical school's preqreuisites. This is from my experience on a medical school admisisons comittee (and Protip: it takes a lot more than just sending me pictures if you're a victoria secrets underwear model)
  12. FrkyBgStok

    FrkyBgStok 10+ Year Member

    Aug 7, 2005
    I applied to schools that require orgo 2 or genetics and I have neither (I have biochem). I seem to be getting and least some love. But if youu are thinking of applying with only 1 of the prereqs done, ypu probably won't get any love.
  13. RavishingB

    RavishingB Novelist

    Jul 13, 2011
    hSDN Member
    hSDN Alumni
    Congrats on bringing up a 10 year old thread.
  14. DAPI

    DAPI 5+ Year Member

    Mar 29, 2011
    How do people even find these threads? I mean, what was demh23 searching for when he decided to answer this? lol
  15. Gigantron

    Gigantron Robot 5+ Year Member

    Did you graduate from Herp Derp High?

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