Prerequisites requirements for OAT

cassey ho

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Dec 17, 2006
17
0
  1. Pre-Optometry
    Why Prerequisites from each school + classes to take to prepare for OAT contradict to one another ?
    For example: the Optometry school requirement is one semester of Organic and one semester of Biochemistry . However, you can not take the Biochemistry class until you finish the second semester of Organic. Besides, the OAT seems to require a full year of ORganic Chem anyway. Can someone comment on this ?
     

    JMU07

    Full Member
    10+ Year Member
    5+ Year Member
    Aug 16, 2006
    1,152
    2
    35
    VA
    1. Optometrist
      I ran into that problem at my undergrad too. Luckily SCO lets you take molecular bio instead of biochem. I took both semesters of ochem anyways because that second semester is helpful on the OAT and I think SCO might require both semesters? I don't remember. But some schools do require organic 1 and 2.
       

      aDubs

      Full Member
      10+ Year Member
      Jan 11, 2008
      72
      0
      1. Optometry Student
        Not all schools require you to take 2 semesters of Organic before you can take biochemistry. I would recommend taking the second semester of organic chem though, since I clearly remember questions on the OAT that were from the second semester of my Organic class. So if you want to be at your best writing the OAT, I would suggest writing it after you have taken organic 2.
         
        About the Ads
        This thread is more than 13 years old.

        Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

        1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
        2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
        5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
        6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
        7. This thread is locked.