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Uppper Level Sciences

Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by exigente chica, Oct 27, 2002.

  1. exigente chica

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    I know that for the regualr MD admissons they only require the basic:

    1 year bio
    1 year inorganic
    1 year organic
    1 year physics
    *usually calcus/biochem

    So what about MSTP programs, do they want more upper level sciences and math classes, or does it matter?

    Advice would be appreciated?:confused:
     
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  3. CaNEM

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    A couple MSTPs want a full year of calculus, whereas most MD programs only ask for a semester at most. Harvard wants differential equations, if you're applying HST.

    In general, though, MSTPs will pay more attention to upper level sciences and having a science major than MD-onlys. Just an observation, though, not that it's required.
     
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    it should say for each school in MSAR. mostly, the only difference i've seen is more math requirements.
     
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    Yeah, other than Harvard HST I've never seen a MSTP program that requires more than its associated medical school. That being said, some schools have some extra requirements some don't.

    You got all the core classes, then biochem/calc which varies (take a year of calc and a semester of biochem to be sure is my advice), and then some schools want a full year of some kind of English composition. Usually freshman English + an additional semester of English composition (second writing requirement at your school?) will suffice.
     
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    i'm currently in calculus 3 and will take differential equations soon. so it's best to have a science degree when applying to mstp? would a degree in physics/math polish the application?
     
  8. So why is the harvard HST program diffrent from the MD-Phd, they have to perform a thesis right? is it because they dont get the Ph-D degree, but they still have the experience, so what advantage does a MD-PhD have over an harvard HST apart from the ph-d degree itself?
     

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