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Human Anat. & Phys. or Microbiology?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by HenryH, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. HenryH

    HenryH AA-S Banned Account on Hold 10+ Year Member

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    Greetings, my fellow future dental professionals. I have but a single question for you honorable gentlemen and ladies.

    As the time for Fall 2007 class registration has dawned, I find myself torn between which class to take for my "Biology II" credit: Anatomy and Physiology or Microbiology?

    Whatever course I choose, I'll be taking it alongside Organic Chemistry I; I've heard that Microbiology typically entails less "bulk" studying (that is, compared to Anatomy and Physiology).

    What would you guys (any adcoms out there?) recommend? Would any course "look" better on my transcript?
    Thanks...
     
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  3. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

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    its really a toss up. i would say take microbiology but A&P can give you a good foundation for dental school too.
     
  4. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Micro will definitely prepare you for first year d school.
     
  5. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    So will A&P?
     
  6. pre-dentalguy

    pre-dentalguy Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Only if it is Head and Neck AnP.

    Marion
     
  7. IcemanDDS

    IcemanDDS Dr of Dental Shadowing 10+ Year Member

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    I'd say A&P>Micro for dental school.
     
  8. HenryH

    HenryH AA-S Banned Account on Hold 10+ Year Member

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    It looks like I will have to go with A & P; the Microbiology class offered is a diluted "for the Health Sciences" version for nursing students. Apparently, my university has two different Microbios...
     
  9. armorshell

    armorshell One Man Freak Show Dentist Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    You still have to do gross in dental school, mine covers everything from the waist up.
     
  10. dddsmack

    dddsmack my baby and I 2+ Year Member

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    I have heard micro is extremely helpful, but that is from people with no previous micro.

    Either will be of great value in my book. Although, any class that covers Anatomy and Phys in one semester and is only 4 cr hours probably won't be that great anyway.
     
  11. Motown

    Motown Face the Music 5+ Year Member

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    We had a complete gross anatomy course (full body) in dental school - so it must depend on your school.

    I took both Gross Anatomy and Micro (the Medical one) in undergrad and I found both very beneficial. I actually thought undergrad Micro was more helpful for me personally (having it down early gave me more time to study for boards)...I don't know about A&P (does your undergrad have a Gross Anatomy with dissection?) :luck:
     
  12. Drill2Fill

    Drill2Fill DentalStudentWannabe 5+ Year Member

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    I say micro, taking A&P that early you wont remember a thing.
     
  13. Rev Balls

    Rev Balls 2+ Year Member

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    take micro instead. Learn anatomy on your own. Make sure you take biochem. Biochem is in fact a pre-req for sevral d-skools. Biochem will take care of most of the physiology you would do in A&P.

    Rev Balls
     

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