The sequence in which we take the Premed Science requirements

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Because of programming conflicts, I have decided to take the first semester of Physics in the Fall of my soph. year in college and will finish the second semester in Spring of my Junior year after completing Organic Chemistry.

Will this gap cause a problem?

Also, I am taking Introductory Biology out of sequence as well, taking the second semester first and then the first semester sequence. I am told the courses are completely different, and are consecutive only in regards to their course codes. One focuses on ecology, the other molecular biology. Will this play on course code sequence affect anything??


Thank you for reading!!
 

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Physics courses aren't divvied up the same way everywhere - what are the topics of each of the courses?

There is some cumulative component to certain areas of physics, but I agree that the biology certainly won't be a problem. Even with the physics, I think that a little review should be sufficient to bring you back up to snuff.
 

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In regards with the Physics course content, I don't think I will have a hard time catching up. I think Physics is probably the easiest out of the pre-med science requirements.

But because of the ridiculous rise in Medical School applicants, it makes me jump whenever I feel that something in my portfolio looks odd and is out of the norm. It's just that when they tell me, you have to take one year of such and such, it gives me the impression that they want me to take it in the same year.


but thank you guys for the reassurance.
 

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It shouldn't matter at all. Usually physics is divided into one semester of like, Newtonian, Kinematics, Momentum, and that stuff, and then a second semester of Electricity and Magnetism, which only have so much overlap. Like another poster said, a little review and you will be fine. Good Luck!
 

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But because of the ridiculous rise in Medical School applicants, it makes me jump whenever I feel that something in my portfolio looks odd and is out of the norm. It's just that when they tell me, you have to take one year of such and such, it gives me the impression that they want me to take it in the same year.


but thank you guys for the reassurance.

I don't think med. schools care much about the sequence you take courses.
 

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Because of programming conflicts, I have decided to take the first semester of Physics in the Fall of my soph. year in college and will finish the second semester in Spring of my Junior year after completing Organic Chemistry.

Will this gap cause a problem?

Also, I am taking Introductory Biology out of sequence as well, taking the second semester first and then the first semester sequence. I am told the courses are completely different, and are consecutive only in regards to their course codes. One focuses on ecology, the other molecular biology. Will this play on course code sequence affect anything??


Thank you for reading!!

Make sure the bio has labs. Intro bio at my school is a 100-level course that is 3 semester hours w/ no lab. If you want the pre-req qualifying bio, you have to pick between zoology 200, botany 200, microbiology 200 or 300-level courses
 

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I did this exact thing with Physics, however, I wasn't able to take the lab with Physics 2. Result, very high A in Physics I, C, barely in Physics 2. However I had a horrible teacher for I, who didn't help with learning Physics. I did have friends who did the same thing and made A's in both of them, so it's completely doable, just take the good teacher for both of them.
 

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I knew people who took physics their junior year...You're fine.
 

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I did this exact thing with Physics, however, I wasn't able to take the lab with Physics 2. Result, very high A in Physics I, C, barely in Physics 2. However I had a horrible teacher for I, who didn't help with learning Physics. I did have friends who did the same thing and made A's in both of them, so it's completely doable, just take the good teacher for both of them.

You need to take another physics lab in order to successfully complete the pre-requisite course requirements.
 

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I had a larger gap between my physics courses than that. Got an "A" in both, encountered no problems along the way.
 
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Because of programming conflicts, I have decided to take the first semester of Physics in the Fall of my soph. year in college and will finish the second semester in Spring of my Junior year after completing Organic Chemistry.

Will this gap cause a problem?

Also, I am taking Introductory Biology out of sequence as well, taking the second semester first and then the first semester sequence. I am told the courses are completely different, and are consecutive only in regards to their course codes. One focuses on ecology, the other molecular biology. Will this play on course code sequence affect anything??


Thank you for reading!!

It should be no problem, at all
 

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What about taking two or three science classes at the same time? Due to certain circumstances I might have to do this.
 

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Most science majors wind up taking two or three science classes at the same time. some go together better than others. What combination are you thinking about?
 

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I wouldn't worry about it I skipped a semester between Orgo 1 and Orgo 2 (fall soph, fall junior) and have done the same with Physics 2 (fall junior, fall senior)... I have an acceptance so I don't see that it hurt me... I actually did better in Organic 2 than 1 (C to A)... and have done fine in both Physics courses- A in the first one and either A or B in second not sure yet

At my school you have to fight to get into classes because we are overcrowded... I had to take the breaks to work with lab schedules and stuff for other classes.
 
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