You get that average response from any non-science individual just by uttering the words "Organic Chemistry." It's not a big deal.I got a lot of gasps and "are you serious?! good luck with that!" type of responses.
You will be fine, just learn to be an efficient (efficient, not excessive), studious individual. With only 3 lab-based courses and nothing but a 15hr/wk job on your plate you shouldn't be too overwhelmed to compensate with good time management. AdComs (some more than others) are particularly fond of seeing difficult schedules.I am going to do it though. Hopefully I will do well with hard work and good time management.
I agree it seems to be typical. However, in my experience, about 50% of pre-meds start dropping out around this time. If OP can handle it, great. It may otherwise be a recipe for burnout, low grades, or a combination of both. As with all of these threads asking for SDN's opinions on what to do, YMMV.This seems to be the typical schedule (and more) of every second year premed at my school. While it's certainly up to OP whether this is manageable or not, it's certainly not an irregularity.
What kind of calculus has a lab?i took calculus w/ lab, microbio w/ lab, physics w/ lab, and biochem w/o lab along with ECs and sort of panicked on the last day to withdraw because people kept gasping at my schedule. let em gasp, youll be fine, it's actually surprisingly manageable if you stop wasting time on the interwebs and whatnot