Need a little advice please!

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by TheRock, Oct 23, 2002.

  1. TheRock

    TheRock Junior Member

    Aug 15, 2002
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    I haven't posted on here in awhile, but I attend a private liberal arts school, which means limited classes, professors and schedule times. Like a previous poster, I too am a non-science major applying to mstp programs next year. My problem currently is this: I really want to take genetics this spring, but the class overlaps with a required class I must take to graduate. I spoke with the genetics prof, and he said that students enrolled in his class must attend and not skip as he gives pop quizzes. So, I was wondering if it would look down upon on my application if I took genetics as a pass/fail course so I could still learn most of the material through labs and some class sessions, and still attend my required class for graduation?
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  3. isidella

    May 23, 2002
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    Since genetics is an elective course, don't worry about it. I am not aware of it being required by any md/phd program as a pre-req.

    heck, you can teach yourself genetics and brag about it in your PS, that you are a self-motivated learner. . .

    Hope this helps!
  4. jot


    hey rock - its not a problem at all. to put it in perspective, i want to do a phd in neuroscience, but i don't have even one neuro type course under my belt. taking something p/f would be a bonus.

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