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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by cwtreloar, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. cwtreloar

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    So my BCPM is on the low side (3.3) right now, and I'm taking research for credit in my dev. bio lab. Does AMCAS count research for credit as part of the BCPM GPA?
     
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    I always thought it was counted in BCPM, guess I'm wrong. Good to know :D
     
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    I think it depends on what the research is about. If the course abreviation is "BIOL" or "MCB" it will probably be included in the BCPM GPA, as AMCAS isn't going to check on what you actually did.
     
  5. Marjan Islam

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    Hmm, I'm fairly sure it IS counted towards your BCMP GPA. In your transcript, any course with the Course Title BY, CH, MA, or PH (Biology, Chemistry, Math, Physics) is fair game. Undergraduate Research at my school, BY398 and BY498, are... BY courses! So they should be counted.

    Check to see what COURSE TITLE your Research class for credit has.
     
  6. ar2388

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    it the credit is giving under the bio, chem, phys, or math depts then it counts. i did research for credit in the chem debt and it definitely counted.:)
     
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    OK nvm, guess I was right. Also good to know :D Thanks.
     
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    im suprised no pharmacology courses are under bcpm? i feel like thats biochemistry and physiology combined should count.
     
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    Yea I second this, at my school it definitely counts but only under BCPM course headings.
     
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    I completely agree with you.
     
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    Wait, so according to gopher's link, my pharmaceutical sciences research units do NOT count towards my BCMP GPA???? That deparment falls under the school of Bio Sci at my school!! The research is completely biology based, wtf!
     
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    I know at many schools (like mine) research credits are a credit/no credit thing so no A/B/C grades are assigned. So they wouldn't be included in BCMP since there is no grade! If they give a grade for it... well beats me!
     
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    My school does base it on the A,B,C etc. scale.
     
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    Then wouldn't it just be another Biology grade (count the same on your transcript)? So it should count in BCPM, right?
     
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    I always assumed that if any course falls into one of the four BCPM categories then its considered as so. Personally, my undergrad offers graded research courses under our Biological Sciences' department, which I would hope count towards BCPM because its 15 hours/week (5 units).
     
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    I guess I have a question similar to that of the OP. I TA for an organic chemistry lab for credit with a letter grade assigned. Would this count? Anyone have a similar situation occur already?
     
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    What is the course prefix in your course catalog? If it's CHEM or OCHEM, then it counts toward BCPM.
     
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    Just like the research issue of the OP, it doesn't really matter what the actual course was. Rather, it generally just matters what DEPARTMENT it was in. Bio or Ochem research or TA = BCPM because they both fall under Biology/Chemistry/Physics/Math departments.
     

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