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Prerequisites for med school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mas1996, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. mas1996

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    what classes do you need to take and for how many semesters? which ones are the harder in your opinion?
     
  2. torshi

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    -Biology 1
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    All with lab

    Some schools require biochemistry, calc 1-2 etc.

    physics and ochem can be tough
     
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    Physics 2 was the toughest for me

     
  4. torshi

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    I'm taking physics 1 right now, kinda difficult conceptually after kinematics. esp with a horrible prof and on top of that summer course....Easy prof but lacks teaching skills.


    can't wait for it to be over... Aug 11th ...:xf:
     
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    Physics 2 is Electric potential, circuitry, resistance, electromagnetism etc...just those topics alone put me to sleep, but from what I have heard from those who have taken the MCAT....the test is heavy Physics 2

     
  6. Pietrantonio

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    You should research potential medical schools and meet with your pre-med advisor to devise a plan of action.
     
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  7. torshi

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  8. NickNaylor

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    A thousand times this.
     
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  9. postbacpremed87

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    I think they should do away with physics as a requirement for med school admissions and replace it with biochem across the board....or something to that effect....the physics you need to know for medicine can be supplemented in the lectures....

     
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    yea i honestly don't understand why physics is a pre-req, maybe to some certain extent but come on...
     
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  11. CodeBlu

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    Physics is everywhere in medicine. Without physics... physiology wouldn't make sense. Plus... physics is plug and chug math... as is most of the math in medicine. AKA calculating anion gap.
     
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  12. NickNaylor

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    That's like saying you can't understand biology without understanding physics. You don't need to know the physics/physical chemistry behind diffusion and electrochemical gradients. You just need to know their application in a medical context, which is often very simple.
     
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