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- Apr 15, 2004
are you suppose to take your science pre reqs at university level? I have looked at a couple of med schools and they want this level of work.
4 yr college = university, for all intents and purposes.PharmDr. said:I will be taking 3/4 of my science pre reqs at a 4 year college but not at a university, does this matter to admissions?
I didn't have any problem with any schools, MD or DO, and comm coll classes.PharmDr. said:are you suppose to take your science pre reqs at university level? I have looked at a couple of med schools and they want this level of work.
Hi and welcome to SDN,Msugrl said:This is actually the one subject that I'm trying to research. I've talked with some med students at a couple of COM schools, and they told me that it doesn't really matter where you take those courses, it's all about doing very well in them. With community college courses, they say then that you basically need to ACE them then, because they assume you should be able to do well in them. MSU has a computer application called the ACTS IV and this allows a student to bring up their college, choose courses, and see what those courses transfer over as to MSU. I find that the community college curriculum (at my local community college) transfers over with the same amount of credit and weight as their own science courses. The big difference is that the classes at the community college are higher level courses; for instance a BIO 110 at MSU is a BIO 227 at LCC. But too, for me its different. I already did a four year degree at university, and I am back doing just the sciences. I'm a pretty non traditional type student, in age. I've just turned 30! I have already started working on a masters in health administration, but know that I need more direct patient contact.
GPA in the sciences is only ONE aspect of so many that med school admissions boards look at. They will look at the overall picture of the person applying.