The MCAT will more likely be a hindrance, but I firmly believe that Biochem and Genetics should be pre-reqs for med school. So yes, take the course.I am applying to MD and DO schools this cycle and taking a gap year (cGPA 3.80, sGPA 3.74, MCAT 504). I never had time to take genetics or microbio in undergrad. Many med schools say state right on the admissions page "Strong consideration should be given to students who enroll and complete molecular biology, genetics, and/or microbiology." Should I take genetics at my community college during my gap year? How much will it hinder me that I don't have one of these "highly recommended" courses?
And when a med schools tells you something is highly recommended, what do you think they mean?????