Scarletblack

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I just recently graduated from Rutgers and have gotten into a medical school. I know that Biochemistry is highly recommended for medical school but I never took that as a undergrad.

Should I take it before I enter medical school?
 

solo75

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I just recently graduated from Rutgers and have gotten into a medical school. I know that Biochemistry is highly recommended for medical school but I never took that as a undergrad.

Should I take it before I enter medical school?
If you're really concerned about "being prepared" it would be a better idea to just buy a biochem book or step 1 book for that matter. No need to pay more tuition just to "prepare" for med school.
 
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I just recently graduated from Rutgers and have gotten into a medical school. I know that Biochemistry is highly recommended for medical school but I never took that as a undergrad.

Should I take it before I enter medical school?
Which courses did you take, and what were your scores?
 
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I just recently graduated from Rutgers and have gotten into a medical school. I know that Biochemistry is highly recommended for medical school but I never took that as a undergrad.

Should I take it before I enter medical school?
I've heard that Biochem is one of (if not the) most helpful undergrad class, though many on this forum may not think so.

But, since you already graduated, it seems like a possible hassle (and potentially expensive). In your case, I'm not sure how much benefit there would be. I'm sure most people accepted into med school do fine without it.
 

Catalystik

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I've heard that Biochem is one of (if not the) most helpful undergrad class
This. However you acquire an understanding of the subject, you will be glad if you do so before getting to med school where the pace of the class is 3 times that of a college course.
 

torshi

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Well yes, because your first year it revolves mainly around biochem, so it's good and most schools recommend for you to take it. Be ahead of the game.