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pre-med in trouble with decisions

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Jim Henderson, Aug 23, 1999.

  1. Jim Henderson

    10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
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    I am entering Tufts this year as a sophmore. And i have no clue
    what science classes i should take. I took Biology 1 my 1st
    semeter and I droped it. Then I made the mistake of taking Chem
    and Bio 2 togther. I ended up dropping my Chem class and I ended
    up getting a D. Studying for these two classes where what
    made me do poorly on my other classes as well. My first semester
    I had done better i recieved a 3.11 But my second semester I
    recieved a 2.5 I feel so unenthustiastic about studying medicine
    now. All these people tell me you need such good grades. I took
    Biology 1 over the summer at NYU and I got a B+. I really want to
    study pediatrics. Now I just feel so depresssed. I always did
    extremely well in school. But my second semester really throw me
    off. I plan on entering my sophmore yr taking a chemistry class
    so that I can take chem 2 in the spring and organic chem 1 and 2
    in the summer at NYU or maybe Columbia. Is this a good idea or
    should I take physics instead? Please help me..
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  2. drhenderson

    drhenderson Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 1999
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    The pre-med survival instinct is kicking in and you are in quite a
    dillema. I don't know if taking physics or chemistry is the
    answer. Sounds like whichever class you take you'll need to do
    something different, like talk to the professor and explain your
    situation beforehand. Ask him/her what you can do to excel in the
    class, and then do it. Start with the basics.
    Let us know if we can help.

    Jim Henderson, MD of Medicalstudent.net


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