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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by vnicolas, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. vnicolas

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    At my university I have taken Stats classes in Sociology, Survey of Methods and in Psychology Exp Design. Do they count as math classes or humanities?
     
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    In order for your stats class to count, it has to be a class that is offered by the math department. I think the classes that you have listed will fall under humanities.
     
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    If the material was more than 50% math which I'm assuming it was... and you did well and you want it to count in your BCPM GPA, then classify it as such.

    Then let the lovely/mean/cold-hearted verifiers who hang up on you to sort it out. You're paying an arm and a leg to apply. Might as well.
     
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    They general count as whatever AMCAS verifies them as. The rule of thumb is that if the course title on the transcript has the words "mathematics" or "calculus" or "statistics" in them, AMCAS will generally accept them as math and med schools (except for a few, see below) will follow AMCAS's lead.

    Note: some med schools (University of Washington, Seattle) specifies that science courses taught by non-basic science departments will not count towards premed requirements (ie. bio taught by nursing department).
     
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    I was an Econ major and took a few quantitative course:

    Mathematical Economics - it was pure math....someone try to tell me this isn't BCPM

    I also took Econometrics which is pure linear regression stats....as far as I know lin reg is stats/math.

    You should be fine.
     
  8. ozzi22

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    This is how it works in Texas. it may be the same for every where else.

    [BThe Statistics course should be taught in a Math or Statistics Department. Individual medical schools may consider statistics courses taught in other departments on an individual basis with appropriate documentation from faculty.][/B]
    http://www.utsystem.edu/tmdsas/medical/education_Requirements.html
     
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    Not really, all of my neuroscience/neurobiology courses are offered under the psych department at my school. Try to tell me that those are humanities courses and not BCPM.
    @OP, the stat class is Math, the research methods probably not going to count for BCPM.
     
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    That's in regard to satisfying the math requirement for Texas medical schools, not the criteria for what is BCPM or not.
     
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    Since math is considered a science, a LOR from a math professor would be fine as one of the 2 science LORs required. Right?
     
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    :thumbup: It seems that CodeBlu is the only one here that has read the application instructions...
     
  13. pft there's only like 70 pages, what are the chances that they could answer my incredibly generic question?
     
  14. BMEN

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    To be honest though this doesnt always work. They might put it in humanities due to course title or it being part of pysch department. When i put some of my BME classes in BCPM, which they were more pure science than engineer AMCAS went "GTFO" and moved the classes
     
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    I actually had the opposite problem. I had BME classes that were basically placeholders for independent study semesters and they had generic titles like "BME 192: Projects" or something like that. But because in the years past, people at my school apparently put down those courses as BCPM and had them approved, it set something of a precedent. So when I put them under engineering, they were verified as biology. Good thing my PI was very nice and gave me A's :laugh:.

    So anyway, to make a long story short, sometimes AMCAS goes by established precedent also. If a non-science department course was verified as BCPM in the past, then chances that it will be again is increased.

    Edit: to be clear, my independent study project was basically a developmental biology project, so I guess it deserved a BCPM designation. But there was no way for the verifier to know that since I didn't specify what my project was or even its title.
     
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    I tried to appeal mine with syllabi but no luck here. Theres no reason engineering shouldn't be BCPM. Its math and science.
     
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    I actually agree. Even the most basic of engineering classes are more mathematical than most pre-meds will ever be exposed to. Simple statics/solids classes, if you can even call those simple, are pure physics and mathematics.

     
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    Sociology and Psychology are "social science" not humanities (art, music, literature, philosophy). That said, what is not BCPM is "AO" meaning "all other".
     
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    Where r u a school administrator lizzy?
     
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    In the US. I can't be more specific that that.
     
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    I think it's in/near Gotham City since LizzyM dwells in the Bat Cave. No one knows the precise location. :D
     
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    LizzyM is everywhere. Now you see her....now you don't.

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    I've talked to some pre-meds advisers and it seems they've been arguing this point too. at least TMDSAS fixed this.

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