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Physics and economics major

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sefago, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. sefago

    sefago 2+ Year Member

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    Hi,
    I plan to double major in physics and economics but would only be able to take the prerequisites for medical school and probably add biological chemistry to the mix. Do upper- level biological classes aid your application to medical school.
     
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  3. etf

    etf Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    absolutely. and if med school doesn't work out for you, you should have i-banks clamoring for you if you do well in these two desirable majors.
     
  4. sefago

    sefago 2+ Year Member

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    just want to elucidate why I was asking the question. I would only be taking the usual prerequisites for medical school but I won't be able to take additional courses- such as genetics or physical chemistry e.t.c because of my double major. What I am actually trying to ask is if you don't take additional chemistry of biology courses would it affect your chances in getting into medical school.
     
  5. etf

    etf Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    i think it would behoove you to take some additional upper division science classes, just to show you can handle the workload. perhaps take them over the summer? also, be sure to do well on the mcat (i know, easier said than done, but i think that the less science you take, the more you need the mcat to show that you understood the science you did take.)
     
  6. Pose

    Pose Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    They're pre-reqs for a reason. You'll be fine without upper-level classes.
     
  7. Cirrus83

    Cirrus83 Too old for this 10+ Year Member

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    You should be plenty competitive with just biochem so long as your GPA is good.

    But if you want to add a couple others, I'd probably throw in Anatomy and Physiology. These are pretty much just sheer memorization btw, but it'd sorta give you an idea of how Anatomy and Physiology in med school is going to be, but like the lite version (heh, at my school you even get the same final test in Physio lab where they ring the bell, and you switch seats and get to identify the body part there's a little needle with a flag stuck in, and the professor more or less knew there were a lot of pre-meds so he was always trying to prep us for med school).

    BTW, if you couldn't tell, I liked Anatomy and Physiology, although I didn't do too hot grade wise (B+'s), but it was still a good experience just trying to figure out how the hell to memorize all those friggin' body parts.
     

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