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Taking organic chemistry in community college

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Turkishking, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Turkishking

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    Would it be alright if I take organic chemistry over the summer at a community college? I was reading an article about this topic, and I would like to see what your thoughts or experiences are regarding this. Thank you.
     
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    Not preferable.

    My UG pre-health office specifically warned us against this.
     
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    Medical schools pretty consistently say that they expect you to take pre-requisites at a 4-year accredited college or university. So it is not preferable. Often, the bare minimum to be accepted is that a course is taken at an accredited institution (such as a community college).

    Then again, the bare minimum for MD schools is a 3.0 GPA and 25 MCAT, but just because you meet the minimum doesn't mean I'm savvy about your chances of getting into Hopkins.

    Generally, when a medical school recommends you do something, it is in your best interest to do it unless you absolutely can't. I wouldn't consider being intimidated by a class at a 4-year institution a valid reason, and it's likely that it will look like "cowardice" if someone makes a note of it. For every applicant with your stats, it's likely that there's 3 more who followed all of the "recommendations" set forth.
     
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    I was forced to take gen bio and gen Chem before I could transfer from a CC. It can be impossible to avoid taking some pre reqs. I can see not taking ochem but sometimes taking some at a CC is not an option.
     
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    Don't do it.

    There's not a good enough reason to take it over the summer at a Community College when you're already attending a University. Orgo is a weeder class, don't get weeded out.
     
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    I took O-chem at a CC, but I transferred to a university later. If you're at a university already then just take it there.
     
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    Taking all your pre-reqs at a CC, when you start all of your college at a CC, is fine.

    Going from a 4-year uni, detouring to a CC to take hard sciences, is not fine.
     
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