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Scheduling Conflicts up the Wazoo!

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JulianCrane, Nov 11, 2002.

  1. JulianCrane

    JulianCrane The Power of Intention
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    OK, so I am taking the MCAT next semester, and I am trying to plan my Spring Semester schedule with MCAT preparation in mind. So here's the deal: I am a Bio and French major, so I was planning on taking the following: Physics II, Genetics, Human Phys, a 400-lit French course on Louis XIV which sounds incredible. That comes to 15 credits. I plan to continue research in my lab too. What do you think??? I just don't want courses like Genetics and a 400 level French class to overwhelm me. AH, what am I gonna do?
     
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  3. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches
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    too much for most people. i'd consider taking that french class later, and cutting back at work. mcat is the most important test of your life insofar: dont blow it.
     
  4. marakah2

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    Treat the MCAT as if it is a class---requiring equal time as does organic/etc. etc.

    it will make or break you and trust us you don't want to take it twice.
     
  5. LoneCoyote

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    I don't know how it is at your school but I have genetics, physics 2, and an upper division physiology class, plus one other 400 level class right now and it is a really heavy load. Just with those three classes I am studying all the time and definitely would not have time to be doing adequate MCAT prep. I am doing this now so I can have a lighter load in the spring and time for the MCAT. The advice I have gotten is to consider the MCAT like taking 2 science classes and plan accordingly. So I would definitely see if there was a way to take one or more of those classes at another time, because even w/o the MCAT those three in combo are rough. Good luck!
     
  6. vivekap2007

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    If you're taking a prep course then you should probably treat it as a 3 credit hour class. I took 17 credit hours my mcat semester and a prep course and it worked out alright. I really took advantage of spring break and Christmas break to study for the test. I think your load is fine; the course on Louis should be a good change of pace from your other classes. Best of luck
     

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