I am a non traditional student and I will begin my pre reqs during the spring 2019 semester. During this time I will be finishing up a masters degree that I have already started so I will only be taking gen chem 1 with lab in the spring. This will leave me taking gen chem 2 during the summer and possibly genetics so that I can take organic chem 1 in the fall. This is the timeline I have set to finish all of my pre reqs by the end of spring 2020.
My question is does it matter that I am taking a pre req during the summer? This is not something that I would have previously considered but I have read some other forums on here saying some adcoms look down on summer courses. Has anyone had experience with this? Should I even care since this is necessary for my timeline and it is only gen chem? Or am I overthinking this? Thank you for your help!
I took Bio I and II and Ochem I over the summer. I don’t think it’s an issue. Formal post bacc programs squeeze all their classes in, so I don’t see why taking a few classes in the summer would hurt you. I wouldn’t do them all in 5 week summer sessions though or in the summer at a community college. Med schools might not like that
I took physics I, with the lab and associated problem-solving course over the summer. I also worked full-time while doing that. It was a crappy summer, but the medical schools had no problem with it at all.
Take pre-req where you want and when you want, with the easiest prof you can find. Do it your way and smile when others criticize you because their thoughts don't matter. Be confident in your own approach. That's how you get into med school. That's how you succeed in the game of life.