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Retaking a course I did well in?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by POSTBAC_ECONOMIST, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. POSTBAC_ECONOMIST

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    Four years ago, as a first-semester freshman in college, I took General Chemistry I and got an A. This was the last science class that I took in college.

    Now, I have enrolled in a postbac program, with the eventual hope of entering an allopathic medical school. The General Chemistry I course here covers different subjects, not to mention content that I have grown rusty at over the past few years.

    Would it hurt my future medical school applications to retake General Chemistry I at my postbac program? I know that retaking a course is generally frowned upon, although in my case, it would not be for strengthening my GPA (in fact, it could only harm it), but rather for helping me learn.

    I have thought about auditing the General Chemistry I course, although as an auditor, I would not be able to audit/participate in the lab. I worry that this would put me at a significant disadvantage for General Chemistry II lab.
     
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  3. NotASerialKiller

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    I did almost the same thing, got an A+ in Chemistry I & II, was out of science for years and retook Chemistry I (same grade) to prepare for the MCAT. No idea how it looks though, hopefully someone can answer that.
     
  4. POSTBAC_ECONOMIST

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    How long was the gap between when you first took the course, and when you retook it?
     

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