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just the basic pre-req's...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by HarriSeldon, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. HarriSeldon

    HarriSeldon New Member

    May 8, 2005
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    Hello All,

    I've noticed that most medical schools reccomend taking biochem and genetics in addition to the the basics. So, my question is: With all other things being equal (gpa, bcmp, MCAT, decent LOR's and EC's) to the average admit at a particular school, will the adcom look down on me because I only have the basic pre-req's (bio, gen. chem, o. chem, phys, cal)?

    I did a search but couldn't really find anything dealing w/ this particular issue, so I appologise if this has been posted before.

    Thanks for your time and have a good one,

    ps. I'm only interested in how this plays in the admissions process, not how I would do on the MCAT and in Med School.
  2. ti89

    ti89 Senior Member
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    Sep 2, 2004
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    You only need the pre-reqs not having something not required will not affect you in any way in terms of getting in.
  3. MollyMalone

    MollyMalone I'm a Score Quadruplet
    Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Sep 30, 2004
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    That said, there are a significant number of schools that are starting to require (not just recommned) biochem and/or genetics. So get/borrow an MSAR and look at the specific requirements of schools you think you might be interested in before you make a decision to skip biochem/genetics.

    Oh, and I really wouldn't call calc a core pre-req. Vastly more schools don't require it than do.
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