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tough semester...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by biocmp, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. biocmp

    biocmp I'm a computer
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    In order to try and 'overshadow' my previous years in undergraduate, I am taking a tougher semester to try and show I can handle medical school. What is up on the list you ask:
    1. Physics (calc. based) I don't think it should be that hard, i have had algebra based physics but got a C in first semester and a D in second.
    2. Animal Physiology- should be good, haven't had a physiology class yet.
    3. Genetics- I have the same teacher currently for Cell biology and love her style.
    4. General Endocrinology-- I figure learning about the endocrine system before taking the mcat isn't such a bad idea.

    That's it, not as hard as some of you brilliant people on here, but by far the hardest schedule I have taken to date. It will be interesting to see exactly how much time this will take. Hopefully it will cause me to be even more regimented in my work. Any words of encouragement/discouragement always welcome. i just felt like showing someone, since I am excited/nervous about it!
     
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  3. Pretty POHA

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    You can do it!!!!
    Just make sure you use your disciplinary skills early on and stay on top of all of your homework.
    I, too, am taking a really difficult semester next Spring (at least compared to my usual Psychology semesters-- I changed my major to Bio this semester). Want to know what classes?
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Gen Chem + Lab
    Abnormal Psych
    College Algebra
    =15 credit hours plus I work over 30 hours a week... Should be interesting, to say the least!
     
  4. Hausdaddy24

    Hausdaddy24 Im that man fromNantucket
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    I have found that for me, taking heavier class loads really forces me to buckle down and concentrate on school much more than taking light loads. Once you make studying into a regular routine (i.e. going to the library 4-5 nights a week instead of cramming the night before tests) it will be alot easier to stay on top of all of the material. Also, what I've done in the past is to keep excellent records of all of my grades (lab reports, quizzes, tests) in order to know exactly where I stand in each class. That allows me to divert more of my time and energy to the classes that I'm not doing as well in as the others. Oh yeah and make sure you don't get in the habit of skipping classes, you will fall behind. Good luck next semester, you can rock it if you stay on top of your studies.
     
  5. biocmp

    biocmp I'm a computer
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    Asherlauph,
    I also changed my major from chemistry with a bio minor, to Bio major with enough chemistry to take biochem. That's all i really wanted to take, so it made more sense for me to be a bio major. Being a chem major I would have to take Chemical analysis and P. chem which I have no desire for.

    Hausdaddy24,
    I completely agree. When I know I don't have time to fool around, I stay strict until everything is completed, but when I have an easy semester, I completely put things off until I have to get them done. I know all to well about skipping classes, and I try not to miss more than 1 class per class, if that makes any sense.

    Thanks for the quick replies.
     

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