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Alright gentleman,

Got a dilemma. Signing up for organic chem...only problem is my university has two. One set for Biology majors and another more in-depth for Chemistry majors. Which one do I take? If the chemistry major one isn't required for MD schools then I would like to take the one for BIO majors. Thanks
 

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Alright gentleman,

Got a dilemma. Signing up for organic chem...only problem is my university has two. One set for Biology majors and another more in-depth for Chemistry majors. Which one do I take? If the chemistry major one isn't required for MD schools then I would like to take the one for BIO majors. Thanks
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To answer your question, are you able to get a description of the classes or talk to some students enrolled in them? I would talk to your advisor in this situation, because I really don't know how the courses differ to comment .... My university only offered one organic Chem (1&2) that was for both bio and Chem majors.
 
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O chem for bio majors is acceptable as a prereq. Schools used to have a series of chemistry, physics, and calc for life science majors that was acceptable to medical schools.

Some medical schools recommend or imply that selecting a more rigorous course of the two will be noted by an adcom and/or make you more competitive. However, having a good grade will matter more. So take the course that you can do best in
 
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Just make sure that there is a lab associated with the version for bio majors. At my school, the lighter O chem series doesn't have a lab, so anyone who is planning on going to med school has to take the more in-depth series in order to get their required two credits of O chem lab.
 
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O chem for bio majors is acceptable as a prereq. Schools used to have a series of chemistry, physics, and calc for life science majors that was acceptable to medical schools.

Some medical schools recommend or imply that selecting a more rigorous course of the two will be noted by an adcom and/or make you more competitive. However, having a good grade will matter more. So take the course that you can do best in
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Just make sure that there is a lab associated with the version for bio majors. At my school, the lighter O chem series doesn't have a lab, so anyone who is planning on going to med school has to take the more in-depth series in order to get their required two credits of O chem lab.
Fortunately for me both have labs
 

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Some medical schools recommend or imply that selecting a more rigorous course of the two will be noted by an adcom and/or make you more competitive.
Do you really think that this is the case though? several of my interviewers couldn't even remember what major/school I went to, much less course selection.....
 
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Do you really think that this is the case though? several of my interviewers couldn't even remember what major/school I went to, much less course selection.....
This is certainly what is on the websites of several schools.
 
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