15+ Year Member
- Mar 28, 2004
Originally posted by Maxip
As long as you take the proper courses subsequently, you would be completely fine. In fact, you could highlight that in your application and let the admissions committees know that you were so serious about your courseload that you took extra time and effort just to properly prepare for it.
Originally posted by facted
I think that would be ok, but you perhaps run the risk of appearing as if you couldn't take the standard bio class without first taking a bio "prep" course. Unless you have reason to suspect you can't handle the standard pre-med class, I would suggest taking it and skipping the concepts of "blah" class.
Originally posted by exilio
Boy, that sounds like you are way over thinking it. I can't fathom how any adcom would deem it bad form to take a "prep" course.
Originally posted by asdasd12345
to take pre-premed courses, such things as concepts of biology, concepts of chemistry, you know the classes for non-science people. of course i would take the pre-med courses after those, but just to get a grasp of what im doing beforehand. or is that sort of cheating?
Originally posted by U4iA
obviously it reflects better on you as an applicant if you are taking advanced courses rather than remedial ones.. and if you indend to take the same amount of classes, the remedial classes will consume time that you could have spent studying advanced course work..
Originally posted by jlee9531
perhaps...but what about all those humanity majors that get into medical school with just taking the prereqs. taking advanced science courses isnt a requirement for most schools so thus it really wouldnt matter if the OP took them or not. what matters is to do well in the prereqs, and if this is the best way to get that achieved then it should be the way to go.
the adcoms wont really care in my mind.
its like taking a prep course for the mcat to do better.