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I Hate Organic Chem

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by toothpaste2006, May 13, 2007.

  1. toothpaste2006

    toothpaste2006 New Member
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    So, I took organic chem and got a D+ in it, my lowest grade ever. I am re-applying to US dental schools because i didnt get in this year with my low dat scores (AA 18, PAT 15?),
    I have research experience, volunteer, awards, scholarships and whole lot under my belt but I think one of the reasons i didnt get in is also that ****in D+. I am not re-taking the course because I hate it and I dont want to waste money or time on it because i will prolly not do well again. I know sounds stupid. I am also not applying to schools that ask for a min C on pre-reqs. So, I am taking my DAT in June and hoping to rock the scores. Here are my stats:

    BCP GPA w +/- system= 3.41
    BCP GPA without +/-=3.28

    Science GPA w +/- = 3.46
    Science GPA w/o +/-= 3.40

    Non-science GPA w +/-= 3.73
    Non-science GPA w/o +/-=3.60

    Cumulative GPA w +/-= 3.54
    Cumulative GPA w/o +/-= 3.39
    Does anyone think I stand a chance? Which schools do you think I should apply to being Canadian?
    Thanks soo much.:D
     
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  3. i got both C and did really good on DAT so i a not retaking it.....you should retake ochem you will not get in d school with the d+
     
  4. Bocci Balls

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    I loved OChem, got A's in I and II. It is intuitive. Remember your EN's and pKA's.
     
  5. toothpaste2006

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    OK, i am planning to retake it through correspondence.. here in canada we have athabasca.. which is an online university.... its accredited.. so i will do the labs in my city and do the tests and assignments on my own.. its expensive but i will do it. i think i have no other choice.
     
  6. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana.
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    I also enjoyed O-Chem.. I didnt really use the electro negativities (I measure those, I am listed in several tables!), or the pKa's until I got to advance O-Chem. But they do help in figuring out what will react and what wont.
    It does help if you can "See" the reaction happening.
     
  7. pre-dentalguy

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    There's no other way around it... you've got to take Ochem over again!! No questions!! Good luck!

    Marion
     
  8. Bocci Balls

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    I totaly agree with having to 'see' the reaction. My wife would make fun of me because, while I was studying, I would zone out for a minute or two moving molecules around in my head. My prof was awesome too. That helps.

     
  9. toothpaste2006

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    Yea,I think I have to..... Spending more time and money will atleast ensure that I did ALL that I could to pursure my dream. However, I am taking it through correspondence (YES ochem through correspondence) from an accredited university. Its hard but I will give it my all. I am an independent learner anyway. Class time wont really help me, I didnt do well the first time around because I got sick over the course of time I took it. So, I have to find out tomo whether American schools are okay with courses taken through correspondence... the labs I will have to do at a local university. Thanks for your help. The course will not be over withint six months so by the time I submit my app, its only going to say that I am enrolled into the course, the schools will not know my grade till jan since that is when i get to submit my grade upgrades on aadsas. Do you guys think this may be a disadvantage?
     

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