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Psychology prereq?

Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by Deepa100, May 14, 2007.

  1. Deepa100

    Deepa100 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    I am wondering how many med schools require psychology as a prereq? U of Minnesota does but how common is this? I don't feel like wasting time and money unless it is also required at other schools.:confused:
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  3. Scottish Chap

    Scottish Chap Physician PhD Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2003
    It's common for osteopathic medical schools, too.
  4. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    It's not common. But I think UIC does too.
  5. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    Since you only need to finish the pre-reqs by matriculation date (August for most schools), you have some way around it - just wait to take psych until spring and take it only if you had an interview at the schools who require it. That's what I'll be doing with Calc II - I really don't wanna take it, and I bet it's gonna slaughter my GPA, so I'm just gonna wait to take it until after I have an interview at a school that requires it or even get a conditional acceptance.
  6. geordon

    geordon 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2006
    How much psych are they requiring? Is it more than one semester? If not, you might want to consider checking a basic psych text out of the library, reading through it and taking the CLEP test to get the credits.

    That's what I'm doing for Psych, Soc and "human growth and development" aka developmental psych.
  7. Deepa100

    Deepa100 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Great idea! They only require one psych class but one in history, one in behavioral sciences and one in art and culture :rolleyes: I know people that did not choose U of Minn due to these extra prereqs.
  8. Law2Doc

    Law2Doc 5K+ Member Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Dec 20, 2004
    It's very rare.
  9. RxnMan

    RxnMan Who, me? A doctor? Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I've never heard of it being required until now. At most I saw it a few times being recommended like biochem, stats, and calc.
  10. geordon

    geordon 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2006
    One thing to make sure of is the CLEP acceptance policy at U MINN. I didn't realize that the BS program that I'm targeting at GWU didn't accept one of the "English Comp 1" CLEP tests, but rather accepts the other. So, I need to go back and take the accepted one. Yeah, it's a slight hassle, but a whole lot cheaper than taking the class!

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