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Med Schools that Require Biochemistry (or other upper level science courses)

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Doctora Foxy, Jul 14, 2002.

  1. Doctora Foxy

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    I don't want anyone to make the same mistake I did. I didn't think I would get into UF, and now that I did, they said I could not matriculate until next year since I didn't take biochemistry. I'm heading to summer school next week to take it, and I'll start med school the day after. This is NOT an ideal situation!

    Sooooo, please list schools that require anything above the regular pre-reqs (gen chem, orgo, physics, bio). This will be especially useful for non-science majors like me. :(

    Florida State University: biochem I & II
    Mayo: biochemistry
    U Florida: - biochemistry and lab
    U Michigan: - biochemistry
     
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  3. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

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    Creighton: biochem, Calc I
    Florida State University: biochem I & II
    Mayo: biochemistry
    U Florida: - biochemistry and lab
    U Michigan: - biochemistry
     
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  5. Doctora Foxy

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    Creighton: biochem, calc I
    Florida State University: biochem I & II
    Mayo: biochemistry
    U Florida: biochemistry and lab
    U Michigan: biochemistry [/B]
    USC: biochemistry
     
  6. Harry Truman

    Harry Truman Senior Member

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    The following medical schools list biochemistry as a REQUIREMENT:

    University of California, Irvine
    University of Southern California
    University of Florida
    University of Hawaii
    University of Michigan
    Mayo Medical School
    University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and Duluth
    University of Nebraska
    University of New Mexico
    Brown University
    University of Washington

    The following schools list biochemistry as "strongly recommended," "encouraged," or "suggested":

    University of California, San Diego
    Loma Linda
    Stanford
    University of Colorado
    Georgetown
    University of Miami
    Emory
    Medical College of Georgia
    Mercer
    University of Chicago, Pritzker
    University of Kansas
    Harvard/M.I.T.-HST Program
    University of Massachusetts
    Michigan State University
    University of Missouri - Columbia
    St. Louis University
    Creighton University
    Dartmouth Medical School
    New York University
    University of Rochester
    SUNY-Brooklyn (Downstate)
    Duke
    Oregon Health Sciences University
    MCP Hahnemann
    University of Puerto Rico
    East Tennessee State University
    University of Utah
    University of Washington
    West Virginia University
    University of Wisconsin

    Source: http://web.princeton.edu/sites/hpa/biochem.htm
     
  7. freakazoid

    freakazoid Guy Friend Extraordinaire

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    Hey Doctora, I'm sorry to hear that. Good luck this summer!

    These are the other schools I know about
    (basically all the Texas schools except Baylor):

    Texas A&M University : 6 credits of advanced biological science
    Texas Tech University : 12 credits of biology total, so it means that it'll probably include an extra year of biological courses (+2 credits of lab, but that's pretty standard)
    UT Galveston : 2 years of biological courses (one year with lab)
    UT Houston : same thing as Tech
    UT San Antonio : same thing as Tech
    UT Southwestern : same thing as Galveston
     
  8. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008

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    adding a few more i checked out in msar. list not yet complete...

    Florida State University: biochem I & II
    Mayo: biochemistry
    U Florida: - biochemistry and lab
    U Michigan: - biochemistry [/B][/QUOTE]
    USC: 1sem/1qtr
    UCI: "on the qtr system, a qtr of biochem must be taken in combo with either an additional qtr of biochem, molecular biology, or genetics" 4sem hours
    University of Hawai'i: 3 sem hours
    University of Washington: "The understanding of certain basic biochem/molecular bio concepts is a matriculation req't. Applicants are urged to contact admissions office for an outline of the concepts (generally covered in a first semester biochem course) the matriculant is expected to master

    guess mine was a little late. it's taking such a long time to post anything. fine for viewing posts, just not posting...
     
  9. analu

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    At my school (U of Hawaii), not only is biochemistry required (4 credits), but cell and molecular biology (w/lab) as well. This is in addition to one year of intro biology. This sucked, for I needed to demonstrate that even though I've never taken anything called "cell and molecular biology," I took classes which thoroughly covered the subject matter (I listed 6-7 courses I took in order to get this prereq waived).

    Uh, is anyone going to compile all of the info into a neat little list? Foxy??? Anyone???:(
     
  10. Doctora Foxy

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    Med Schools with extra requirements:

    Brown University - biochem

    Florida State University: biochem I & II

    Mayo: biochemistry

    Texas A&M University : 6 credits of advanced biological science

    Texas Tech University : 12 credits of biology total, so it means that it'll probably include an extra year of biological courses (+2 credits of lab, but that's pretty standard)

    U Florida: - biochemistry and lab :mad:

    U Michigan: - biochemistry

    UCI: "on the qtr system, a qtr of biochem must be taken in combo with either an additional qtr of biochem, molecular biology, or genetics" 4sem hours

    University of Hawai'i: 3 sem hours biochem

    University of Michigan -biochem

    University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and Duluth - biochem

    University of Nebraska - biochem

    University of New Mexico - biochem

    USC: 1sem/1qtr biochem

    UT Galveston : 2 years of biological courses (one year with lab)

    UT Houston : same thing as Tech

    UT San Antonio : same thing as Tech

    UT Southwestern : same thing as Galveston

    University of Washington: "The understanding of certain basic biochem/molecular bio concepts is a matriculation req't. Applicants are urged to contact admissions office for an outline of the concepts (generally covered in a first semester biochem course) the matriculant is expected to master
     
  11. jonquille

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    I was thinking that this would be a good link for the "Official Guide to Applying" thread. I've never referenced one thread within another, and am not sure how to. I suppose I would treat this thread as a hyperlink within the "Official Guide..." thread?

    If anyone actually knows and wants to link it, please be my guest. Otherwise I'll try to figure it out at some point.
     
  12. swim_chicka

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    UNMC (university of Nebraska- med center) now requires 3 hours of biochemistry and 3 hours of genetics (besides 3 hrs of Calc and 3 hrs of English composition and all the science stuff)
     
  13. Doctora Foxy

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    Med Schools with extra requirements:

    Brown University - biochem

    Florida State University: biochem I & II

    Mayo: biochemistry

    Texas A&M University : 6 credits of advanced biological science

    Texas Tech University : 12 credits of biology total, so it means that it'll probably include an extra year of biological courses (+2 credits of lab, but that's pretty standard)

    U Florida: - biochemistry and lab :mad:

    U Michigan: - biochemistry

    UCI: "on the qtr system, a qtr of biochem must be taken in combo with either an additional qtr of biochem, molecular biology, or genetics" 4sem hours

    University of Hawai'i: 3 sem hours biochem

    University of Michigan -biochem

    University of Minnesota-Minneapolis and Duluth - biochem

    University of Nebraska - biochem (3 credits), genetics (3 credits)

    University of New Mexico - biochem

    USC: 1sem/1qtr biochem

    UT Galveston : 2 years of biological courses (one year with lab)

    UT Houston : same thing as Tech

    UT San Antonio : same thing as Tech

    UT Southwestern : same thing as Galveston

    University of Washington: "The understanding of certain basic biochem/molecular bio concepts is a matriculation req't. Applicants are urged to contact admissions office for an outline of the concepts (generally covered in a first semester biochem course) the matriculant is expected to master
     

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