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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by shabby1, Feb 4, 2000.

  1. shabby1

    shabby1 New Member

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    I am a 20 year old sophmore who is almost done with all of my Pre-Med prerequisites, including Calculus. I want to know how important it is to take Biochemistry and/or Molecular Biology? Do you recommend I take both of these courses or just one over the other? How useful is a course in "Probability/Statistics" for getting accepted into a Med-School? Will it help my chances? Also, what about taking some extra science classes to increase my science GPA (like histology, anatomy, physiology). Do you recommend that? Finally, is doing research (in a laboratory) a MUST for being accepted into Med-School. Have there been people who have been admitted into Med-School, but have not done any research? Advice on such issues will be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!!
     
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  3. Bren

    Bren Member 10+ Year Member

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    I felt that Biochem and Molecular biology were a large help for the MCAT, but not essential. The passages give you all the information you'll need on these topics, it's just that if a topic happens to be one you've studied, it's easier to draw from the passage. (I hope that makes sense.) As for stats, I took it, but I don't feel it made any difference.

    I never stepped into a lab, (except the ones required with my classes) and I was accepted. In 3 interviews, the lack of lab work has not been mentioned. But, I have tons of clinical work.

    Hope this helped. Just my experience...
    Bren
     
  4. Najib

    Najib

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    Can you be more specific please.
    Clinical work in reference to what exactly?
     
  5. kyamh

    kyamh 2+ Year Member

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    Wow....14 years and you expect an answer? ;)
     
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