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non-required labs

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by dlouis, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. dlouis

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    Hey all,

    I am in a research program at my school that requires me to take Molecular Techniques, a 2 day a week lab (3 credits) and it just completely ruining my schedule for next semester. I have to push back my ochem lab till next fall (when i apply to med school) and I can't take the human physio lab i really want to take.

    Now I know ochem lab is required so I'm 100% taking that next fall so my application will show I am in the lab. Now I know that human physio is not mandatory to get into med school. Do you think me taking the lab would be a plus or is it not important (for getting into med school). I would love to take it but in case there is another scheduling problem next fall I don't want to worry that med schools will look down on me because i didn't take the physio lab.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Docere

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    I don't think med schools would look down on you for not taking the corresponding labs. You should take the labs because it would help you better understand the material (thus getting a better grade) and/or because you enjoy it.
     
  4. dlouis

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    Ok that helps. Yeah don't get me wrong, I would love to take the lab. I've heard amazing things about it but unfortunately there are only 2 labs sections offered at my school. Oh well. Thanks!
     
  5. aebvd97

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    Taking the lab can certainly help you if you do well in the class. That being said, given that it is not a require course, it is not going to hurt you if you don't take it. I agree with docere in that you should only take it if it's something that you are genuinely interested in given that it is a non-requirement.
     

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