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.
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. :wink:
Superior attutude, superior state of mind...
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.
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!
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]
•••quote:•••Originally posted by Tweetie_bird:
•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!•••••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.
•••quote:•••Originally posted by flpostbac:
Did you go thru a 1 yr master pgm, and if so, which one?•••••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.