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Recomended undergrad electives???

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by EricCSU, Apr 5, 2000.

  1. EricCSU

    EricCSU Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    Fort Collins, CO
    I'm a sophomore in my undergrad right now, and I just changed my major from Health to Sports Medicine. This took 22 credits out of my curriculum, but I will still have to graduate in 5 years. I have the opportunity to minor in anatomy and neurobiology as well as an emphasis in human physiology. This would include picking three classes from the following:

    Human Gross Anatomy II (I'm already taking I)
    Muscle and Nerve Toxins and Disease
    Disorders and Diseases of the Brain
    Celluar Neurobiology
    Cardiopulmonary Physiology
    Mammalian Physiology I (graduate course)

    Now, these are all undergrad courses, so they wouldn't be as comprehensive as a med school course. I'm asking med students out there what would be the most helpful to me in the event that I went to med school. All imput will be helpful. Thank you and have a great day.

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  3. apollosrt

    apollosrt Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Denton, TX, USA
    While I have not started med school yet (but will this August), any kind of anatomy and physiology courses will be helpful. Or, you want to broaden your horizons and take a literature class or philosophy class, etc. Well-roundedness is a huge plus for a medical school applicant.
  4. Linda

    Linda Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 21, 1998
    s.plainfield, nj
    From your list I would reccommend the following:

    Gross II- espec. if it has a physio componenet


    Histology - PCOM allows people with an undergrad histo course to test out of the lab portion of the class. This gives you a lot of extra study tome for anatomy.

    Pharm - just b/c it's so much info, any advantage will be good.

    I would stick with the basics.

    Good luck, Linda
  5. Jkeum22985

    Jkeum22985 Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    Bronx, NY
    do lots of neuroanatomy and anatomy

    And if you have motivation pharmacology...
  6. Stephen Ewen

    Stephen Ewen 10+ Year Member

    Get away from the sciences for many of your electives! Also, modern foreign language brought to an advanced level is excellent.
  7. alexcc_ms

    alexcc_ms Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Claremont, CA USA
    Absolutely, Foreign Language is the way to go. Particulary Spanish, (lotsa underserved and fastest growing minority group).
    Otherwise, hell I dunno... learn a musical instrument. :p

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