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Med students: which UG class is most like med school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Little Etoile, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Little Etoile

    Little Etoile 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    SF Bay Area
    Title says it all. I'm thinking specifically in terms of content overlap and similarity. More like biochem? Anatomy? Fundamentals of bio?
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  3. ZagDoc

    ZagDoc Ears, Noses, and Throats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    None are similar. Nothing in undergrad can come close in similarity to the pace and level of detail of medical school. Most of the biology upper divisions have a small amount of content overlap, but you blow away any sort of material you learned in undergrad within a week of the class in medical school. In your BS years, you'll see anatomy, embryology, biochem, physiology, histology, microbiology, all classes you can take as an undergrad, but with different emphasis and a whole different level of intensity.
  4. JacobSilge

    JacobSilge 7+ Year Member

    Apr 21, 2007
    Since the question is "most like" and doesn't necessarily imply the level of workload being similar, I would have to say my molecular-cell bio class. Not that the material was in any way similar, but there were multiple professors going in and out and exam questions were based off of very minor, unpredictable details from the lectures.
  5. sux2bu09

    sux2bu09 7+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2007
    i'd say some upper level bio like embryology, but probly what you learn over a semester would be condensed to like 2 weeks in med school.
  6. ZagDoc

    ZagDoc Ears, Noses, and Throats 10+ Year Member

    Jul 12, 2007
    Haha, spot on.

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