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Pass/Fail a science course (non-prereq)

MCMonday

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    I've finished all the pre-reqs for medical school and recently got a full time job offer for business related position. I accepted it and want to P/F this genetics class that I am taking right now. I did not do very well in it in the beginning and don't see the point of taking it anymore if I have decided to take a break from pursuing medical school. I want to explore other fields before taking a decision of whether med school is for me because I am struggling a lot with bio classes (but did pretty well in majority of my physical science classes).

    Will P/F this genetics class affect me later on if I want to go back to that route (probably not within 3 years though)? I know for sure I will have to do a post-bacc if I do go back (GPA 3.4). Also, this is my first time hearing it too but someone was telling that med schools calculate a Passed science class as a D?

    Thank you!
     

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      I've finished all the pre-reqs for medical school and recently got a full time job offer for business related position. I accepted it and want to P/F this genetics class that I am taking right now. I did not do very well in it in the beginning and don't see the point of taking it anymore if I have decided to take a break from pursuing medical school. I want to explore other fields before taking a decision of whether med school is for me because I am struggling a lot with bio classes (but did pretty well in majority of my physical science classes).

      Will P/F this genetics class affect me later on if I want to go back to that route (probably not within 3 years though)? I know for sure I will have to do a post-bacc if I do go back (GPA 3.4). Also, this is my first time hearing it too but someone was telling that med schools calculate a Passed science class as a D?

      Thank you!

      A pass/fail class does not, repeat, does not get calculated into your GPA (see page 8 of AMCAS instructions). However, it can raise questions by an adcom as to why you took typically recommended science course as a p/f, even though the course isnt a required prereq
       
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