Hey everyone, Haven't posted here in a while. I'm planning to apply in the upcoming cycle 09-10 and I'm trying to plan my classes out in a way that would benefit my application the most in terms of how med school perceives me. My main problem is that I'm not a life sci, bio, or chem major where in order to graduate or take upper division courses, I have to fulfill the basic requirements for med school anyways. I'm an engring major and although my major does cover physics, math, and stats requirements, I have to take extra courses in bio/org chem beyond my major requirements. As of right now, I've completed all requirements except for organic chemistry. Most schools require 1 year with lab. I go to a school that runs on a quarter system. I've taken 2 quarters of organic chemistry, and I still need to take one quarter of ochem and one quarter or ochem lab. At my school, regular course and lab are separated. I'm not taking any ochem classes this quarter and I don't plan on taking any next quarter as well due to my EE classes, which means I won't be taking them until next year after my application is out. Do we have to fulfill requirements before matriculation or before application? If it's the latter, I'm going to have to scramble for ochem classes to take. Also, would it look bad if I only took two ochem classes (2/3 yr)? I did okay in them, receiving a B in one and an A in the other. Some people tell me that the reason why med school enforces these requirements is to make sure that you know the material and also to judge if you can succeed with a schedule heavily loaded with science courses. If it's the latter I'm not too worried, since I hope a schedule loaded with EE classes shows them I can do science/math.