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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by chillinillinkillin007, Sep 30, 2014.

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  1. chillinillinkillin007

    chillinillinkillin007

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    how many advance science courses will you guys take before you will graduate? Including advanced chemistry, physics, etc.

    In other words everything above prereqs
     
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  3. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    I've had Principles of Genetics, Human Genetics (grad level) and I'm in Biochem I right now. I won't take Biochem II, b/c screw that.
     
  4. Miss_Premed

    Miss_Premed 2+ Year Member

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    I already have genetics and am currently taking biochem. Before I graduate I will also have taken physical chemistry, advanced biochem 1, advanced biochem 2, advanced cell and molecular bio
     
  5. Judson

    Judson Southbound 2+ Year Member

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    Only upper level biochem. I'm a psych major. Taking some upper level neuro classes, but debatable whether they will count as BCPM.
     
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  6. BubbleT

    BubbleT 2+ Year Member

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    I think the upper level neuro classes will count as BCPM. On the AAMC, neuroscience is under the biology(B) category.
     

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  7. chillinillinkillin007

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    what's wrong with biochem II
     
  8. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    I just want to work on my psych major classes without worrying about chem labs. I've got my minor and I'm out.
     
  9. Hospitalized

    Hospitalized 2+ Year Member

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    Cell bio, microbio, anatomy, immunology. Ecology and evolution if those even count, they are required for my pre-health based biology. Nothing too fancy. GPA is most important!
     
  10. Zelda840

    Zelda840 2+ Year Member

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    genetics, biochem, anatomy, physiology, molecular bio, and a bunch of upper level neuro classes for my major. you couldn't pay me to take more physics, though. lol
     
  11. amad01

    amad01 2+ Year Member

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    I took intro bio and cell bio at a community college... no other biology class ever in my life and I have 8 interviews so far this cycle. I'll be taking biochem in the spring to cover for schools who require it.

    Chem major so lots of advanced chemistry
    Physics 1 and 2, then 1 upper level physics

    side note: I took ALL prereqs at a community college including: intro bio, cell bio, gen chem 1/2, Ochem 1/2, physics 1/2, english, math through calc 3, and all applicable labs.
     
  12. ciestar

    ciestar 2+ Year Member

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    I took a research-based developmental genetics course, anatomy (comparative, upper level, took after mammalian anatomy), developmental plant anatomy, a biopharmacology course, ecology of infectious disease and evolution.

    Obvious bio major. Lol
     
  13. itsthat1guy

    itsthat1guy Not that other guy 2+ Year Member

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    Cell bio, micro, biochem, genetics, graduate molecular genetics, graduate cell bio of pathogen infection, immuno, analytical chem, inorganic chem
     
  14. chillinillinkillin007

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    wait what do you guys consider upper level? isn't upper level anything outside of prereq's pretty much
     
  15. lumpyduster

    lumpyduster 2+ Year Member

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    Took an upper level physics course, a few math courses (calculus 3, 4, dif eq, linear, stats), biochem 2 (my fav), orgo 3 (another fav), advanced inorganic, genetics, cell bio, I have a few chem classes that might be considered upper level but I have to take those, so they don't count. One class I'm sad I couldn't take was optics. I think I needed one more physics class but after thermodynamics/relativity I said nah to physics. No ragrets.
     
  16. Ace Khalifa

    Ace Khalifa I am the definition of awesomeness 2+ Year Member

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    Cell Biology, Physiological Control Systems or PCS (required for biomedical engineering students so it was very systems-based), 1 semester of Biochemistry (we had to read, analyze, and discuss research papers and take exams with problems directly based on those papers), Principles of the Nervous System, Endocrinology, Principles of Human Physiology (PCS was the prerequisite for this class), Behavioral Ecology (worst class ever; only took it to complete my bio major), and Protein Biochemistry Lab. Oh, and also Nutrition.

    I didn't take any upper level chemistry courses because I liked biology more and I wanted to protect my GPA lol.
     
  17. Lucca

    Lucca Will Walk Rope for Sandwich SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Upper level is whatever your school considers upper division. Ill be taking Biochemistry for thr MCAT and then some more upper division biochem classes and labs for my degree. I took genetics in lieu of intro Bio since I tested out of intro bio. I plan to take Modern Physics, Classical Electro/Dynamics, and Quantum I in Physics and Probability in math but besides that all liberal arts classes (history + philosophy mostly). You are under no obligation to take more science classes on top of the prereqs, especially if your BCPM gpa is Ok. I couldnt stomach more chem and bio classes considering that will be the rest of my life.
     

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