What classes should I take Fall of Junior Year?

DMBFan

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 18, 2004
215
0
0
I am going to be taking the MCAT in the spring of next year, and I was wondering what I should take -

I have already taken Gen Chem 1 and 2, Orgo 1 and 2, Anatomy and Physiology, and the first part of Physics

I still have left second part of physics, genetics, microbiology, and biochemistry (not sure which ones I need for the MCAT out of the last 3). What should I take in the fall (i.e. the most important out of the 4), and should I not take any science classes while studying for the MCAT?
 

jlee9531

J,A,S
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 25, 2002
5,470
8
211
CA
fantasysports.yahoo.com
  1. Attending Physician
obviously take physics 2...

now for your other science class...your choices were...

biochem
genetics
microbio

id pick biochem over the others...

you can take science classes while studying for the mcat...its not gonna screw you over too much. just stay on task and you will be fine.
 
About the Ads

TRUE

slacker extraordinaire
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 12, 2004
776
2
0
39
NYC
www.mdapplicants.com
I didn't take genetics, but I did take biochemistry. I don't know why everyone says you need biochem for the mcat. I just didn't find that at all. Not on my real test and not on any of the practice tests or practice material leading up to the test. I just doens't play a role in my opinion. I could def. see where genetics could be useful for the mcat and microbio could be as well since there is a fair amount of stuff on cell structure, viruses, etc..

For my test (last year), there was a push towards including more genetics in an attempt to "modernize" the exam, so perhaps your time would be best spent taking that, though I found that the genetics on the actual test is pretty basic. Still, an advanced class in genetics could be very helpful for the test.
 

DMBFan

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 18, 2004
215
0
0
Thanks everyone for their replies..I was wondering whether anyone here will know..I have a slight disadvantage on the General Biology section (one of the classes we take freshman year) bec I got credit for it from IB exams and never took it in college. Has anyone had this experience and are u in a disadvantage for having that credit?
 
About the Ads
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.