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What classes constitute your "Science GPA"?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by USC_hopefulMD, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Does your science GPA just consist of bio, chem, math, and physics classes only? Or does it also include classes like Gerontology, Psychology, etc.

    I am a Neuroscience major and I am taking a few upper division Gerontology classes, hoping that these count towards your science gpa.

    Feedback is greatly appreciated. I am registering for classes, so trying to pick some more science classes to boost my science gpa. Thanks!
     
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  3. OSUdoc08

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    It includes courses in the following departments:

    Biology/Zoology
    Chemistry
    Mathematic
    Physics

    If it is in a social sciences department, such as psychiatry, it will not count.
     
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    Go here: http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/2006instructionbook.pdf
    It's a big PDF, but the answer you're looking for starts on page 67.
    Health Sciences courses do not count. What are health sciences? Well:

    • Allied Health
    • Chiropractic
    • Dentistry
    • Hearing & Speech Sciences
    • Hospital Administration
    • Kinesiology
    • Medical Technology
    • Medicine
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition & Food Sciences
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Optometry
    • Osteopathy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician Assistant
    • Public Health
    • Pharmacology & Pharmacy
    • Sports Medicine
    • Veterinary Medicine

    Neither do Natural Sciences (environmental sci and so on)

    I sure am glad I got credit while working in a pharmacology lab. Voltage-Gated Neuronal Calcium Channel feedback my ass.
     
  5. bkpa2med

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    Now I have a question for you. What if you take A&P I and II which has a Bio 100-150 title but is not for a Bio major, meaning for Health Sciences. Does that class go under BCPM??
    This is what's confusing me. Someone please clarify this for me. Thank you.
     
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    It's a biology course.
     
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    Guys I put my basic engineering classes (very much like basic physics) and other biomedical engineering classes as science courses and they approved it. I basically picked the engineering classes i did well in to include in my list of science classes and exclude the rest. My science GPA is higher than my cGPA.
     
  8. osli

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    Well, if they accepted it you got one by them. Physics courses should be taught by the physics department. Any class taught in the EM, ME, EE, IE, ChE, CE, AE, BE departments (and others I neglected) do not normaly contribute to BCPM, with the exception possibly of thermodynamics (for whatever reason).
     
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    is Biomechanics of human movement a BCMP

    and i took a pharmacology class called drug action, where we learned molecular mechanisms of drug action and physiological chances, etc. how can that not be considered for the BCMP, that is really stupid if that is the case. :confused:
     

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