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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ytg, Nov 25, 2005.

  1. ytg

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    does anyone know if there are any medical schools who do not accept pre reqs (bio, phys, orgo, chem, engl.) done in a community college
     
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    There are a few. Boston U off the top of my head.
     
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    It will put you at a serious disadvantage at many schools. Just take the classes through a 4 year institution and save yourself a lot of worry.
     
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    I think this depends on whether or not you take any upper level science classes at a 4 year institution. If you do well in upper level sciences at a four year institution and score competitively on the MCAT, I don't think you will be at a serious disadvantage. On the other hand, if the only science classes you take are the pre-reqs and they are all at a CC, it may very well put you at a competitive disadvantage.

    Although you can prove that you learned the sciences well at a CC by doing well on the MCAT, there is a perception out there (right or wrong) that it is easier to get an A at a CC (and therefore an excellent GPA at a CC will not be as highly regarded as the same GPA from a university). Almost every admissions office you call will tell you that they "prefer" to see the pre-reqs at a 4-year school.
     

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