Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

taken med school classes while undergrad?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sendwich, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. sendwich

    sendwich you rock!
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2002
    Messages:
    1,413
    Likes Received:
    6
    as this post states, have any of you taken med school classes as undergraduates? (that is, before you graduated from college). how is it?
     
  2. Tweetie_bird

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    2
    Biochem. Kicked my butt, but I did well in it. I had to do something drastic as this b/c my GPA is already low, and I had to show AD COMS that I could handle med school classes (and well). Do it, it will enlighten you quite a bit..just make sure you are single and don't need a social life. I lost mine for a while, although it was worth it.
     
  3. Tweetie_bird

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    2
    PS: my above post is specific only to me, I do not mean to imply med students should all be single and have no lives. this is just what *I* had to do. so no flames please. :D

    (I had to do this disclaimer :D )
     
  4. Blazed

    Blazed Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2002
    Messages:
    227
    Likes Received:
    0
    I also took biochemistry, nuero physiology, and a histology class. The toughest class was definitely the histology. Allin all they were not that bad I did well on all three. I was ij the same situation as tweetie, bad GPA had to prove myself to be a worthy applicant. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    --------------------------------------------------
    Superior attutude, superior state of mind...
     
  5. Ceez

    Ceez Senior Member
    15+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    i took biochem b/c it a lot of undergrad also take that course. however, a doctor cautioned me against taking other med school courses. you'll get plenty of that in med school...no need to stress yourself during your undergrad.
     
  6. Tweetie_bird

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    2
    I have read in the MSAR that some schools actually do not LIKE you to take med school level or med school "related" classes...I think Columbia was one?? They had the nerve to put it in their description. Go figure!
     
  7. flpostbac

    flpostbac Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2002
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Tweetie,

    Did you go thru a 1 yr master pgm, and if so, which one?
     
  8. Doctor&Geek

    Doctor&Geek 25 > 5 / 15 < 8
    Physician PhD Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Messages:
    4,476
    Likes Received:
    27
    Status:
    Fellow [Any Field]
    Hey,

    I took the medical school biochemistry and cell biology course here at WashU [Molecular Foundations of Medicine]. It was a tough course to take, being essentially two semesters of undergraduate cell biology and biochemistry scrunched into one with some clinical correlates.

    I took it because it was a graduate-level class that fulfilled the requirements for my major.

    I also took a class in molecular oncology, but most students were either PhD students or Heme/Onco fellows.

    I've heard many undergrad students at WashU taking gross anatomy or MFM without trouble, but Ceez is right -- if you take a medical school class, do so because of interest and because you're sure of handling the pace and the subject material [usually familiarity or having taken a similar, easier class will do it]

    Yours,

    Jason
     
  9. none

    none 1K Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,903
    Likes Received:
    5
    I'm taking physiology. It's not taught by the med school, but I think it's vaguely the same material made a little simpler. It's...hard.
     
  10. Bikini Princess

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Messages:
    793
    Likes Received:
    0
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Tweetie_bird:
    <strong>I have read in the MSAR that some schools actually do not LIKE you to take med school level or med school "related" classes...I think Columbia was one?? They had the nerve to put it in their description. Go figure!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hey Tweetie - this is because med schools are afraid. They are afraid of the best premeds taking the first year med school classes in undergrad, and thereby getting advanced standing..

    This is a HUGE amount of money - like $30,000 - in tuition dollars that med schools would lose from an advanced standing student.
     
  11. Tweetie_bird

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2001
    Messages:
    2,193
    Likes Received:
    2
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by flpostbac:
    <strong>Hi Tweetie,

    Did you go thru a 1 yr master pgm, and if so, which one?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hi there,
    I didn't go through a masters program. I think you have me confused with Tweetie_pie. we're different people. . . although I'm the original. :)
     

Share This Page