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

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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
 

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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
 

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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
 

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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...
 

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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???:(
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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)
 

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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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