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Does anybody know if the following course is classified as BCPM?:

Name: Introduction to Molecular Diagnostics, Pharmacogenetics
and Personalized Medicine

PATHOL X 401

Has the following prerequisites:
Introduction to Molecular Biology
Genetics

Thank you very much!!
 
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talinnlove

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May 22, 2013
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Inclined to say no; according to this https://www.aamc.org/students/download/181694/data/amcas_course_classification_guide.pdf , pharm is not BCPM. It's not quite a pharm course entirely, but it seems to fall under Health Sciences/HEAL, which are non-BCPM apparently. Real talk though, ask your prof if they think of the class as being bio or chem. If yes, you could make a safe case for the class being BCPM [eg genetics].

The worst that could happen is that AMCAS would disagree with your designation and they would change it to something else. It happens often, especially with ambiguous courses like this, which seem like BCPM by logic, but which are not necessarily BCPM because of some minutiae.
 
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