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Is this course load too much?

Rhino1000

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    Hi guys, I know many of you will be tempted to "look inside myself and I should know if I can handle this workload," but I am curious if YOU would change one of the classes.

    Last semester, I took the following classes:
    (5) Organic chemistry I
    (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    (4) Biology II
    (3) American Cinema

    I was able to get A's in all of them except Biology II (B), it was actually at an 88%, so I was really close to an A.
    +3 hours a week volunteering.

    This took a lot of studying and I wasn't able to hang out with my friends over weekends as much as I would have liked.

    This semester, I am planning on taking:
    (5) Organic Chemistry II
    (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    (4) Microbiology**
    (3) Psychology
    **I believe that the microbiology (2100) is not an "upper level class," because I am a sophomore at a community college.

    I have a cGPA of 3.6 and a sGPA of 3.84.
    Given my relatively low extracurriculars:
    -70 hours folding towels at a hospital, which I am not longer doing
    -90 hours for another nonclinical volunteer position, which I am still doing 2.5 hours/week

    Do you think that I should switch microbiology with macro economics? I would think that macro would be an easier class...
    Also, any comments on how it appears that I am doing, and what I can do to "up my game" in extracurriculars? I applied to one place as a medical scribe, and probably will apply to a few more in the next few weeks here?

    *Note: I still need to take Physics I and II.
     
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      Hi guys, I know many of you will be tempted to "look inside myself and I should know if I can handle this workload," but I am curious if YOU would change one of the classes.

      Last semester, I took the following classes:
      (5) Organic chemistry I
      (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      (4) Biology II
      (3) American Cinema

      I was able to get A's in all of them except Biology II (B), it was actually at an 88%, so I was really close to an A.
      +3 hours a week volunteering.

      This took a lot of studying and I wasn't able to hang out with my friends over weekends as much as I would have liked.

      This semester, I am planning on taking:
      (5) Organic Chemistry II
      (4) Human Anatomy and Physiology II
      (4) Microbiology**
      (3) Psychology
      **I believe that the microbiology (2100) is not an "upper level class," because I am a sophomore at a community college.

      I have a cGPA of 3.6 and a sGPA of 3.84.
      Given my relatively low extracurriculars:
      -70 hours folding towels at a hospital, which I am not longer doing
      -90 hours for another nonclinical volunteer position, which I am still doing 2.5 hours/week

      Do you think that I should switch microbiology with macro economics? I would think that macro would be an easier class...
      Also, any comments on how it appears that I am doing, and what I can do to "up my game" in extracurriculars? I applied to one place as a medical scribe, and probably will apply to a few more in the next few weeks here?

      I'd be fine with that workload. I would not work more than part time though.

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      absolutdokta

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        nah. iirc i had physics, ochem, an analytical chem and one other upper class biology course one semester, but i only did a little shadowing that semester. id say it was borderline too much (and if i can hack it believe you can) but i would agree that yours is very doable
         

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          I appreciate the advice. So let's say I feel that I can fit in 10 hours of extracurriculars, if you were in my shoes what extracurriculars would you try to get involved in?

          Either a meaningful clinical volunteering position that you feel you actually get something out of, or shadowing, or continuing the non-clinical volunteering you have going.
           
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