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I'm a psych major at a cc & doing all my pre-meds at my cc then taking a few upper-div science courses at UCLA when I transfer there (asked the med schools I was interested in, they were fine with it).

For my major I have to take many psych & social science courses ALONG with all the pre-med reqs.

I'd have to push Ochem and Physics for my last 2 semesters at my cc. Should I take them together?
 
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Right now I'm currently in organic chemistry and physics and plan to take the second of each next semester as well. It is a very common course load for a semester for pre-meds, and it is definitely achievable. I wouldn't recommend adding any other hard math or science along with it, though, if you are worried about this being too much.
 
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I plan on doing the same, I work full time however. Is it doable?

I fear in settings myself up for failure.
 

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Take Ochem, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Anatomy&Physiology together. Then take biochemistry, cell biology, General Genetics and microbiology - together. And a humanities class because you have to. That should keep you out of trouble and prepare you for Med school.
 
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Take Ochem, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Anatomy&Physiology together. Then take biochemistry, cell biology, General Genetics and microbiology - together. And a humanities class because you have to. That should keep you out of trouble and prepare you for Med school.
I'll be done with Calc before I get to Ochem & Physics. I'm in my 1st semester at my cc right now and I'm already taking Anatomy&Physio. I'll deff take those upper classes!! Thaanks
 

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I'm a psych major at a cc & doing all my pre-meds at my cc then taking a few upper-div science courses at UCLA when I transfer there (asked the med schools I was interested in, they were fine with it).

For my major I have to take many psych & social science courses ALONG with all the pre-med reqs.

I'd have to push Ochem and Physics for my last 2 semesters at my cc. Should I take them together?
Why are you taking all your premed requirements at a community college? BAD IDEA.
 
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Why are you taking all your premed requirements at a community college? BAD IDEA.
I called all the schools I was interested in (not necessarily top tier) & they basically said it was completely fine as long as I take upper level science courses at UCLA. & I'm also sort of iffy between majoring in psych, psychobio, or chem. The last two majors have pre-reqs (which are all basically the pre med reqs) that have to be taken at my cc before I can transfer AS those majors. So just in case I end up changing my major :)
 

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I plan on doing the same, I work full time however. Is it doable?

I fear in settings myself up for failure.
Only you will know
It may be easy for some and impossible for others. In general, you should be able to do it.
 

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I'm a psych major at a cc & doing all my pre-meds at my cc then taking a few upper-div science courses at UCLA when I transfer there (asked the med schools I was interested in, they were fine with it).

For my major I have to take many psych & social science courses ALONG with all the pre-med reqs.

I'd have to push Ochem and Physics for my last 2 semesters at my cc. Should I take them together?
Psych and social science courses are easy in comparison. Unless it's more neuroscience/psycho pharm, then I would reconsider. If not, tackling multiple science courses with those courses shouldn't be a problem. The general rule of thumb is no more than 3 science courses at any one time as that is what most peeps can handle.

I would not take more science courses than necessary at a CC, especially if they do not have a laboratory portion.
If you were taking science courses, it best be for fulfilling prerequisites for those upper-division courses you're planning on taking at UCLA. Other than that, keep it at a bare minimum.

O-chem and Physics is very doable. . . You may even want to throw in another science course unless your major requirements are more immediately concerning.
 
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This is completely doable. At my school, this is what pretty much all of the premeds do.

Good luck!
 

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the classes aren't that bad. it's the labs and writing reports that take up huge chunks of time
i've never done anything that was a bigger waste of time than doing all of the error calculations for physics labs. it somehow takes forever
 

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that and attending lab as a sleep deprived mess because you're trying to keep up with lecture hw/review :unsure:
 

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It can definitely be done, but only do it if you're aware of and prepared for the commitment. Your class load in medical school will be much, much harder, so I would recommend it as a decent way to get used to studying that much.
 

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Take Ochem, Physics, Calculus, Statistics, and Anatomy&Physiology together. Then take biochemistry, cell biology, General Genetics and microbiology - together. And a humanities class because you have to. That should keep you out of trouble and prepare you for Med school.
God damnit, I am dying in Coffee Bean. Holy **** I have not laughed that hard in a while. Thank you thank thank you.
 
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