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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by dopremed, Sep 19, 2014.

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  1. dopremed

    dopremed

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    Hello,

    I am a Canadian pre-med (d.o.) student, and currently having some confusion regarding the equivalency of the courses I took and the ones I am planning on retaking. I called AACOMAS and I was advised to talk to a pre-med advisor? But we do not have such an advisor in my school. Who else should I talk to?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Can you further explain your predicament? There are many on here who can provide tips as well since you do not have a pre-med advisor.
     
  4. dopremed

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    I am planning on retaking some courses. For example, I took general chemistry at a university in 2009, and now I want to retake this course, but at a different university, I am just wondering do I need to have proof that the course I will be taking is equivalent to the course I took when I enter the coursework on my app?
     
  5. AlteredScale

    AlteredScale SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    If it's the same credit amount between each university it should be completely fine. Weird that AACOMAS would refer you out to a pre-med advisor.
     
  6. dopremed

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    I am just afraid that they argue they are not equivalent. You know different schools offer same class but the content may be a little different. And they have different names and course code. I just hope it's OK to take the course at a different school.
     
  7. dkt888

    dkt888 2+ Year Member

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    It's perfectly fine to take it at a different school. Just make sure the retake is worth the same amount of units or more, the titles are similar, and the content descriptions are similar. I retook biochem. At my undergrad, it was under the biology department, worth 3 units, and called something like "biochemistry of lipids and carbohydrates." At my post-bacc school, it was under the chemistry department, worth 4 units, and called "general biochemistry 1." I had no issues with using it as a retake.
     
  8. GUH

    GUH Underdawg 7+ Year Member

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    I did it. Just make sure that the credits in your new course are at least as many as in your old course.
     
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  9. dopremed

    dopremed

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    Thank you so much for the inputs, guys!
     
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