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Hi,

I will be starting the medical school application process this summer. I already took one semester of biochemistry. I did well in it and found the material interesting, but this coming semester I have the option of taking both a public health course and another course in infectious disease. These courses would interfere with biochemistry, but I am considering taking them instead.

For schools which recommend/require biochemistry, would I be at a disadvantage in the application process for only taking a semester of biochemistry. My other coursework is pretty well rounded (biology major, psych minor, various electives thrown in there too).
 

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Hi,

I will be starting the medical school application process this summer. I already took one semester of biochemistry. I did well in it and found the material interesting, but this coming semester I have the option of taking both a public health course and another course in infectious disease. These courses would interfere with biochemistry, but I am considering taking them instead.

For schools which recommend/require biochemistry, would I be at a disadvantage in the application process for only taking a semester of biochemistry. My other coursework is pretty well rounded (biology major, psych minor, various electives thrown in there too).
One semester is enough.
 
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Biochem II was the most difficult class that I had in college. It was a great class, but it was very challenging. Just my two cents. I doubt that "Biochemistry II" is the same at every school, though...
 
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I just checked the syllabus, basically covers biochem I material in much greater detail while introducing a lot of new concepts (lots of signal transduction pathways, fatty acid oxidation, etc) :eek:
 
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I just checked the syllabus, basically covers biochem I material in much greater detail while introducing a lot of new concepts (lots of signal transduction pathways, fatty acid oxidation, etc) :eek:
Sounds like it's structured very similar to the one I took. The class was very challenging, but I really enjoyed it.