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Miss Dr.

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Hey y'all,

I'm applying this year, and was wondering if any of you know how much value AdComs place on upper-level science classes. Since I double-majored in 2 non-sciences, I basically only had enough room in my undergrad schedule for the basic pre-med requirements (all bio, chem, physics, and labs--oh, and biochem, BOOOO :)). Seems like a lot of other people have taken many upper-level science classes already! :rolleyes:

I graduated from an Ivy Leage with a 3.7 and a 31S MCAT. I have great LORs, great ECs, and will be completing a graduate degree with lots of sciences classes this upcoming year. And even though I've listed those classes on my AMCAS, I obviously haven't completed them yet. I'm from an over-represented minority.

Just wondering what y'all think.
Thanks, Miss Dr. :)
 

exigente chica

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Welcome to SND Miss D,
You seem to have a nice package going on there, but I'm not adcom. Most med schools jsut look at the basic science requirments, but most say that having biochem is nice. Many people apply that are not bio majors have no problem, so I think that you will be fine. You have very competive numbers ..

Good luck:clap:
 

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I think they look at your science grades and MCAT even more closely when you are applying with our backgrounds (non-science majors). I took Biochem, Biochem Lab, an upper division organic rctns and a couple of upper division Bios, but nowhere near the # of upper div credits a science major has.

I have already gotten an interview with Michigan so some schools definately don't mind the diverse backgrounds.

You should be fine.

Best regards. ;)
 

Miss Dr.

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thanks guys.
zonata---yeah, i wish i could have taken some more labs even. as far as the adcoms paying more attention to our science gpas because we were non-science majors...luckily my science is higher, so that should help. it's actually my "other" gpa that brings the overall one down.
 
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