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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by rstev, Jun 10, 2002.

  1. I have a degree in Anthropology, however have only a few sciences courses under my belt. Does any body have any comments on taking these classes (physics, chemistry) at a community college?
  2. Doc AdamK in 2006

    Doc AdamK in 2006 Now 2 year UB Med Doc
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    I guess taking those courses at a Community college to get the required courses under your belt can't hurt you too much.

    Anyways if you haven't taken the MCAT yet you will probably see that you are better on the Verbal section.

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  3. Dr JPH

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    I disagree with my good friend Adam.

    I would NOT take basic science courses, particularly those that are scrutinized by admissions counselors and crucial to the MCAT at a community college.

    Admissions counselors may look disfavorably on courses that are offered at community colleges.

    I was lucky when I took Physics during the summer...I took it at UCONN. If you can take the same courses at a reputable university, then do so.

    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry...I would take all of these at your primary institution or a reputable university.

    Other courses (some "sciences"): Psyhology, Sociology, Microbiology, etc...courses that are not taken by everyone and not scrutinized as highly, you can do OK with a community college.

    Again, try to take the med school REQUIRED courses at another place, rather than the community college.

    Good luck to you.

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