Hello! At my school Organic Chemistry is separated into three classes, Orgo I, II, and lab. Organic Chemistry I and II are completely just lecture with no lab attached. I was wondering if it would be okay to take Orgo I online and take Orgo II and Orgo lab in the fall semester. Would medical schools frown upon this even though it is all lecture? I would have Organic Chem II and lab in person so I thought that taking Organic Chem I would be okay.
I am a biomedical engineering major on a premed track so my schedule is really busy and doesn’t require Orgo II or lab, so the track that they give us doesn’t include those classes. I will be a sophomore next year and I was planning on applying to a few early assurance programs but they require to have taken organic chemistry I and II. If I can excel at all the classes will it make a difference in my acceptances to medical schools? Thank you!!
I'll defer to our current adcom folks but considering Organic Chemistry is a "weed out" course for many potential premeds, it would raise a red flag if you took any portion of it online. At that, many programs wont waiver the prerequisite that you absolutely need in an in-person lab elective that coincides with both Orgo I and II (not just 1 lab that covers both).
I suggest investing in getting the latest MSAR (Medical School Admissions Requirements) that will allow you to compare MD programs and what requirements they allow (online vs no online).