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physic with biochem

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by doc227, May 16, 2002.

  1. doc227

    doc227 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 26, 2000
    New Haven
    I should be taking the mcat next spring
    I will be a junior next year, so far 3.62 cum
    Iam a non-traditional student
    The question is should I take physics with biochem next semester. I've heard that adcoms want students to have classes in biochem and genetics.....will this be too much in one semester, especially because I am trying to get my gpa up.

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  3. TommyGunn04

    TommyGunn04 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2002
    Durham, NC
    I guess it depends on what else you'd be taking. Biochem is pretty rough, and it's not required by 99% of med schools, although I hear that a good number look very favorably upon it. It'd definitely doable, as long as you're okay with putting in the time required to do well in them. It's important not only to take these course, but also to DO WELL in them, which is quite another challenge.
  4. Badgerbabe

    Badgerbabe Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Madison, WI
    Yeah, Biochem is pretty rough, but I did it, primarily becuase I was able to sleepwalk through physics (it was non-calc-based and I like physics). If you don't think you can handle it, though, don't do it. Don't risk a low grade to finish up sooner.
    Good Luck!
  5. efex101

    efex101 attending Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2002
    What else are you doing? are you working full time? I am also non-trad (but this is my first ever degree) and I will be taking genetics, biochem, cell/molec and an english class but I do not work full time. Although taking care of my family sure feels like it <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> . If that is all you are doing it seems totally doable to me. It also depends on how many hours you are accustomed to taking per semester, I usually take at least 18 hours per semester so taking those two would be easy for my schedule. Everyone is different on how they perform so do what you *think* will be effective for you. Just make sure you get A's.

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