Those that went to UW for undergrad: Chem 223 or Chem 237?

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What is the main difference between taking Chem 223 and 224 together, versus 237,238,239? Is one sequence more valuable than the other in terms of preparing for the DAT or other coursework, such as microbiology or biochem? Thanks
 

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The pre-health advisors tell us to take the 237 series because not all schools accept the 223 series. You can take the DAT with either. If you can, take 237 & 238 with Straumanis. I think he teaches the sequence starting every winter quarter. Definately worth the wait.
 
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Did you find that prof to be a good teacher? Based on his ratings at ratemyprofessor.com, it seems like a lot of students did not find him helpful
 

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Did you find that prof to be a good teacher? Based on his ratings at ratemyprofessor.com, it seems like a lot of students did not find him helpful
That's surprising. His tests are not easy, that's for sure! The key with his class is you get the most out of it if you stay after for office hours. I stayed after every day and found that it was an extension of lecture only different in that you could ask questions (in a class of 300+ there's no opportunity to do so). Also, he's really passionate about teaching. The best class I've taken at UW so far....
 

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Yes, most schools will accept nothing except the 237/238 track. I remember how ****ty those courses were... badly-taught, high-stress, etc. Then again, OChem is a gate-keeper course, so I guess you'd expect that.