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med school english requirement

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bigreddawgie, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. bigreddawgie

    bigreddawgie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    my school has a rhet course. does that count? the rest are lit courses. would mythology count? its under my school's lit courses
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  3. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Physician 10+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Mizzou Med
    My school wanted them to be composition courses or courses outside the english department that were labeled "writing intensive."
  4. Mobius1985

    Mobius1985 7+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Rhetoric counts for sure. You can always call the admissions dept of a school to check and be sure a certain course fulfills the requirement.
  5. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    There is no "for sure". Some med schools are sticklers about this requirement. I know folks for whom literature courses didn't count because they were offered by a department other than English. If you are going to take a course that varies from a straightforward English class as described by a med school as a prereq, you are best advised to touch base with the med school. I know a few people who had to scramble and take English courses over the summer before matriculation because what they had was not deemed to count.
  6. bigreddawgie

    bigreddawgie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2008
    the thing is that my school doesnt have an english category. it was rhet which was rhetoric and a oral communication class for freshmen thats required. i will be taking both. other than that, there is lit with all the lit classes
  7. saa09

    saa09 2+ Year Member

    Jun 18, 2008
    I took one English class and 2 writing intensive classes in other departments (one was a foreign lit course, one was a history course). I hope it works, although my school is pretty good about giving us good guidelines.
  8. ripsta

    ripsta dog zero. 2+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    Titletown, FL
    At my Undergraduate school, we had to meet an 18,000 word requirement. I took Composition II and 2 other classes outisde of the English department (Introduction to Music Literature, Introduction to Architect History). The medical schools did not ACCEPTT the two classes outisde of the English department regardless of how much composition was involved. Most schools require 6 credits of English but CU-Denver requires 9 (only school I can think of).

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