When you are applying to med-school and you have a weakness in one one of your basic sciences, do medical schools look for the student that has taken an advanced science course in that subject area and get an A, to prove that he can handle the subject, and if it is not absolutely necessary, is it at least preferrable? This is what my premed advisor suggested that I do. I got a B in Chemistry 1 lecture and lab, and took my Chem 2 the following summer. The premed advisor said that medical schools in my area (NEw York) do not want to see students taking Chemistry classes out of their school nor in the summer. However, I took Chem 2 at another school in the summer, and I am taking Organic Chemistry as a visiting student at another school. He suggested that since my Chemistries look shaky, I should take an advanced course. However, I don't like General Chemistry and it is a time consuming course. I registered for Analytical Chemistry (Quantatatitive Analysis), I am also taking Organic Chem 1, which is fairly difficult here, at the same time along with a couple of other humanities courses (English Lit, Intro to Music). I don't want to risk my Organic Chemistry grade, however I don't want to look incomplete in my med-school application either. I will also start preparing for April 2001 MCAT, This is FALL 2000 If people who are knowledgeable with the admissions process, or who have already applied and are going through it now would respond I'd really appreciate it. Thankyou in advance.