Does UNE online courses or Community College courses look better to medical school admissions?

  • UNE online courses

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • Community College courses

    Votes: 5 83.3%

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mahalopele

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I don't have any more space in my course schedule to take pre-med courses at my college (currently a Finance/Economics dual major). I work full-time during the summer to pay for tuition, so summer school unfortunately isn't an option. I've take Pre-calc, Calc I, Data and Stats Analysis, and all of my chemistries through O-Chem I at my current university. I plan to graduate on time, so my question is this: what looks better on medical school applications? Taking my pre-med courses online at UNE, or at a local community college?

Both have way cheaper tuition than paying for credit hour overload at my current university. My goal is to eventually end up at OSU med (hopefully, though I know I may not get accepted to competitive programs). Let me know opinions below.
 

Geo16

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1-2 years of Post-Bacc at 4 years is also an option :D
 

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Many MD schools will not accept online prereqs
A few still may not accept CC prereqs
Staying at your school past your planned graduation is your best path.
 
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I got a couple of question. Sorry OP for detracting.

What do you think of taking an upper division pharmacology course in a DIY post-bac? What about retaking a C in Biochemistry if I haven't taken the MCAT yet?

Thanks for your help!
The pharm course may not be part sGPA
dont retake a C; if you are worried about the MCAT, more self study/khan academy is in order
 
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The pharmacology course is offered through the Biology department and has a BIOL prefix. DO you think I shouldn't take it regardless?
dept is the basis of course classification
It is solely based on the course content

Post the official college catalog course description
 

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BIOL 4550 - Pharmacology
Prerequisites: BCHM 3100K Principles governing drug-receptor interactions, dose-response relationships, desensitization, and tolerance, drug toxicity, pharmocogenomics and DNA/RNA therapies.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate Semester System
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biology Department
Borderline but may pass scrutiny. Its a gamble if this is designed for BCPM GPA
 
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