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  1. sluox

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    I'm wondering what's the ramifications of taking a class P/F. More specifically, a science class. Even more specifically, secondary requirement (biochem, genetics, etc)

    My pre-med advisor told me that it's not that terrible, but I just want to make sure.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. vyc

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    well, it's not great but it sure is better than taking a premed req P/F.

    med schools do like seeing other science requirements beyond the basic premed ones, if you can manage it.
    it's not such a great sign to take a science class P/F bc they'll probably assume the worst.
     
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    I do not think that it will make or break your application, but if you are not sure call some med schools that you are interested in and see what they have to say.
     
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    usually you can't take a class pass fail if it's a requirement for anything (i.e. major or graduation requirement)

    I don't think it would make a difference otherwise, but I wouldn't take a science class P/F b/c that would look fishy. (Howeve I did consider it once since I'm not a science major)
     
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    I wanted to do that too, for biochem. So what I did was wait for senior year to take it, and then I took it during the spring, pass/fail. That way I got to put it on my AMCAS application as a course I was planning to take, but not have to face this difficulty. Would that work for you?
     
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    I'm taking genetics p/f next semester. I'm a math major/CS minor so it won't count for anything for me. I never really thought about how it would look since I just finished my junior year and I figured med schools wouldn't even see my senior fall grades. Does anyone know if schools often end up seeing senior fall grades?
     
  8. sluox

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    TommyGun, how do you actually put classes you plan to take in AMCAS? I couldn't put anything down after the winter quarter
     
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    Sluox, maybe they changed things this year. Last year we had to fill in our whole senior year's-worth of coursework. What's stopping you from putting it in?
     

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