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stats in GPA?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by giggledesi, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. giggledesi

    giggledesi Senior Member
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    hey
    just one quick question. if you take statistics in psych or another social science is that put in your BCPM GPA? thanks!
     
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  3. Heal&Teach

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    I took Statistics for Social Researchers in undergrad, and put that under my social science courses b/c it was designated as a social science course. However, I also took a regular stats class in the math department and Biostats in grad school. How you label it is truly up to your own discretion, but I would just put it in as a social science course.

    Best,
    H&T
     
  4. kristabel

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    I had a ton of undergrad and grad stats classes under psych, so I emailed the AMCAS people and they said to list them as a social science...which sucked because they would have brought up my BCPM GPA :(
     
  5. Amy B

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    nope, it goes in social sciences. Sorry
     
  6. medstylee

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    hmmm - i listed "Psych 205: stats for psychology" as BCPM and AMCAS accepted it as a math course and it went into my BCPM. i'd put it as math if I were you.
     
  7. Heal&Teach

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    I think this shows that this is more discretionary than anything. The most AMCAS will probably do is make a note of it when they're verifying the application, but chances are that nothing may happen. You have to make the decision about whether to risk it or not.
     
  8. CaMD

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    What is the risk exactly? Will it delay your AMCAS submission if they decide to recategorize it for you?

    I thought if they disagreed they just changed it, so it was no big deal.

    :oops:
     
  9. kmjannie

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    For those of you who are wondering about BCPM classifications....

    Well, hopefully the following helps out some people. I know there is quite a bit of controversy when it comes to this area...

    Summary: FAQ: BCPM/A: Course Classification Question
    Details: To Whom It May Concern:

    I have a question about course classifcation for some graduate courses I have taken. I am in an MPH program, which includes courses in biostatistics and epidemiology. Can I classify the biostatistics courses as "Math" in AMCAS? Some of the epidemiology courses I have taken have been rather math-intensive, and others have been relatively biology-intensive. Can I classify these as "Biology" or "Math"? Thanks.
    Sincerely,
    KJ

    Solution:
    Dear Applicant,

    Thank you for contacting AMCAS.

    The designation of BCPM/A codes depends upon the content of the course, not the course title or department. For example, some psychology courses study the chemistry of the brain. These courses can be designated as chemistry courses, even though they are taught by the Psychology Department. There are many cases where you may be unsure, such as biochemistry and engineering courses. These will be a judgement call on your part.

    If you are really having trouble deciding, then we suggest that you contact the professor of the course and ask his/her opinion.

    If you have any questions or if we can be of additional assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or (202) 828-0600.

    AMCAS
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    General Inquiries: (202) 828-0600
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    Straight from AMCAS itself, everyone. Best of luck in the 2005 app cycle!!! :luck:
    Cheers.
     
  10. TRUE

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    I had a Behavioral Statistics class that was taught in the Psych department. Since it covered statistics, just like any math department stats class would, I put it under Math. They didn't say a word and it was approved for my BCPM.
     
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    i think im going to count my Biopsychology course (listed in the PSY department) as a bio course.
     
  12. CaMD

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry to be repeating myself, but I didn't get a response, and someone must know the answer to this -

    What is the "risk" involved in listing a course as BCPM, and having AMCAS switch it? It seems like if you have a reasonable argument for why it should be in there (bio psych classes, stat classes, are good examples) you might as well put it in. If AMCAS takes it out, c'est la vie.

    Does it delay your application if AMCAS chooses to reclassify your courses?

    Thanks! :luck:
     

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