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I'm returning to school to do my pre-med stuff (bio, chem, oc, etc) and am probably two to three years from applying. Does anyone have any feedback on whether it's ok to do pre-med classes at a junior/community college or should I stick to a 4-year university. I have my BA so that isn't an issue. Also does having a second BA/BS help?:p
 

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My pre-med advisor used to advise all of us to avoid trying to do pre-med reqs at a community college. If I were you, I would enroll in a post-bach program to get all of your pre-med reqs taken care of at one place. Do a search on the internet, there are some very good ones out there. I know that a local college in my state has a post-bach program that sends students to places like Wash U med and Harvard, if you are interested in a program in Maryland, do a search at http://www.goucher.edu
 

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Oh you must change your avatar. Only I can use Twain. :)
 

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Originally posted by Centrum
Oh you must change your avatar. Only I can use Twain. :)
Dude, play nice. That was his first post. First say, "Welcome to SDN!" and then tell him he has to change his avatar.
 

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Originally posted by Diogenes


Dude, play nice. That was his first post. First say, "Welcome to SDN!" and then tell him he has to change his avatar.
Oh my bad. Welcome to SDN buddy. Greattt to have you along. Now change that avatar. You dig? ;)
 

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actually i think "Frost Weasel" had that avatar before u, centrum.
 

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Originally posted by Bikini Princess
actually i think "Frost Weasel" had that avatar before u, centrum.
I am yet to see a post by Mr. Weasel, so by his long absence he has forfeited the right to Twain over to me.
 

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Originally posted by Diogenes


:laugh: :laugh: Centrum is a poser! Well, what do you expect when you don't customize your avatar?
 

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Originally posted by Centrum


I am yet to see a post by Mr. Weasel, so by his long absence he has forfeited the right to Twain over to me.
Non-use does not indicate a forfeiture of rights to one that uses -- just ask LA and Arizona about Colorado River water.
 

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Originally posted by Diogenes


Non-use does not indicate a forfeiture of rights to one that uses -- just ask LA and Arizona about Colorado River water.
Well it does in my book.....
 

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Originally posted by Diogenes


Is that an invitation? Sorry, I don't swing that way.:p

Lame D. Very lame.
 

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Originally posted by Diogenes


Yeah, but I'm not into smilies, so I had no proper rebutal.
Fair enough.
 

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To the original question--Take most if not all of your prereqs at a 4-year institution. If you wanted to take a summer course at a CC that might be ok, but certainly do not take all of them there. I don't see any value getting a 2nd BS, though. Just take the classes. I also see little value in the formal post-bach programs, except the ones that give you very strong priority in their med school.
 

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JBJ,

Thanks for your reply. Your opinion seems to be consistent with the "advice" I got from a couple of med schools I called. If you consider the opinion of the secretary that answers the phone to be advice, Although who knows, she may sit on the AC for all I know...... The post-bac school in my area actually has linkages to med schools so that seem to be a great option. Thanks for your help...

BTW Centrum.....thanks for your most sincere welcome....I think Mark will stay for now.....;) :cool:
 

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Originally posted by tommyboy
JBJ,


BTW Centrum.....thanks for your most sincere welcome....I think Mark will stay for now.....;) :cool:
Hey dude, always here to make people feel welcome. heh.
 

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Hey I am in the same boat, I am a BS graduate in Business Administration. I just strated my pre meds at a comunity college this week. I m taking Chem 1a and General Physics and hopefully next year i am going to transfer to a 4 yeah university. I talked with a Admission Counselor at UC Davis and he tole me that I can take the lower level classes such as General Physics and Chem at Community college and the rest i should take at a 4 year colllege.

This is exactlly what i am doing. Next year i am hoping to transfer if not UC Davis I will probablly go to Sac State. Anyways they want to see that you can do the science classes at upper level. thats my .02 cents PM if u have any questions.