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Organic chem question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Bza, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. obgyny

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    I'm confused.

    I've heard it is not recommended to take organic at a CC. But all the majors I am considering (various bio majors) require or strongly recommend (due to the competitiveness of the major) one year of organic chem BEFORE you transfer to the university.

    My CC doesn't even offer regular organic, just intro to organic. so if I were to take organic at a CC, I'd have to take it at another CC in another town, which means I would have to ONCE AGAIN change community colleges, or go to two community colleges at once (in different towns), or take another year of CC (I hope it doesn't come down to that).

    I'd rather take organic at a CC because of the smaller classes. Maybe I could take intro to organic the semester before I transfer, but that still doesn't take care of the year of organic chem requirement for certain majors. Any thoughts, suggestions??

    Thank you, sorry about my ranting.
     
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  3. DrBowtie

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    Can you transfer in as another major, take organic for the year, then switch?
     
  4. obgyny

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    interesting idea, but i do have my heart set on a bio major. thanks for the input.
     
  5. DrBowtie

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    What I mean is that you can transfer to UC as another major....take organic there...then switch to a bio major. Im not familiar with the UC system but atleast at most schools I think there is some easy mobility in switching majors.
     
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    yeah, I just don't know what major I would pick in the mean time. I'll look into it though.
     
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    Anything without orgo as a prereq.
     
  8. remo

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    Take organic at a regular university if you can. You can take any class at a university even if you are not enrolled as a regular student by going through their extension offices. At the UC's its called Concurrent Enrollment. At the Cal state schools its called Open University. This is how people do post-bacs or re-take pre-req classes after they've already graduated.
     
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    I know that you'll hear varying perspectives on CCs, but I've been told by both premed advisors and professors, that med schools do not look as favorably at science prerequisites taken at CCs as the curriculum is or is perceived to be less stringent. I know students who made a C in ORGO 1 at the University of Colorado, went to a local CC the next semester and made an A without breaking a sweat. I am sure there are plenty of people in med school now who took classes at CCs, but competition being as it is, why chance it? I took all of my prereqs as a post-baccalaureate student in the same manner that remo suggests. The only drawback (possibly) is that you are ineligible for financial aid if you are not enrolled in a degree seeking program. Also, there is a big difference between the program "requiring" or "strongly recommending" a year of OCHEM outside of the university.
     
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    Totally agree. If you take the cc org, you will wish you did otherwise.
     
  11. obgyny

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    thanks for the advice everyone. i think i'll just take intro to ochem at my CC in order to prepare me for a full year of ochem at a university.
     

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