MyGoalIsMD

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I'm not sure if anyone has posted this yet, but I looked around for it and couldn't find another topic like it.
I'm curious as to what other pre-medical students are taking this upcoming semester/quarter. I am entering my second semester in my freshman year and these are my courses:

General Chem I w/Lab
Biology II w/Lab
Trigonometry (pre-req for calculus)
Elementary Spanish I
English Composition II

17 credit hours.

:cool:
 

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a/p
calc
french 2
psych
writing

17 credits

french may get cancelled again, though. bastards.

thank god for online classes, otherwise i'd make no progress.
 

Chemist0157

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Elementary Spanish I
Independent Research
Personal Finance
Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics
Human Development

15 hours! Yay for last-semester classes!
 
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HeatherMD

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Physiology II 2XX - it's full year, so this is just the second half
Botany 3XX - botany is lame but this is drug plants, I love the prof and I've only heard good things about the course
Chemistry 2XX - intro to quantum mechanics or something
Engl 2XX - fiction literature interpretation or something along those lines
Physics 2XX - intro to theoretical physics; looks solid & no lab!

15 credit hours.. chemistry has a 4hr lab but my school doesn't separate labs from lectures like my other university did in the US =( so that course is only worth 3 credits even though it will consume 7hrs a week.
 

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5XXX Molecular Bio Course
5XXX Social Science Course
1XXX Language Course (Part 2)
5XXX Senior Seminar
...There is something else I'm forgetting. Anyway, it will be either 16.5 or 20.5 credits. No, these are not the actual course titles.

I noticed that all of you have 5 courses and under 20 credits. This is only possible at my university if one takes music performance (or something like that) for credit...everything else but some seminars are 4 credits. Just out of curiosity, how many credits are each of your classes?
 

HeatherMD

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All courses are my university are worth 3 credits, regardless of lab components or if they are taught on more than three days. The only exception is made for engineering students, who can sometimes earn 3.5 or 4 credits for a course.

5 courses = 15 credits is the maximum allowable courseload at my university.
You can take 6 courses = 18 credits with special permission.
Absolutely no one would ever be granted the okay for more though. 20 credit semesters are unique to america =p
 

MyGoalIsMD

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5XXX Molecular Bio Course
5XXX Social Science Course
1XXX Language Course (Part 2)
5XXX Senior Seminar
...There is something else I'm forgetting. Anyway, it will be either 16.5 or 20.5 credits. No, these are not the actual course titles.

I noticed that all of you have 5 courses and under 20 credits. This is only possible at my university if one takes music performance (or something like that) for credit...everything else but some seminars are 4 credits. Just out of curiosity, how many credits are each of your classes?
My courses are 3 credits each with a lab counting as 1 credit
 

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Lets see ummm

Microbio + labs (5)
Biochem 2 (3)
Physics 2 (3)
Physics Lab 2 (1)
Senior bio seminar (1)
Undergrad Research (4)

Total= a fairly relaxed 17 creds
 

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physics I
physics lab
ochem II
intro to orgo lab
social problems in america
intermediate composition

16 credits.
 

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Buddhist Thought
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Biochemistry of Exercise
Motor Learning
Damn man that's my only problem with my school. We have great research opportunities but just not enough cool upper level electives. You'll have to PM me any cool tips you learn about muscle growth in their haha
 

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microbio + lab: 4
plant bio: 2
vertebrate phys: 3
philosophy of feminism: 3
racquetball: 1
play analysis: 3
theatre forum: 0
usher for new horizens play fest: 1

i'm thinking of also signing up for biocalc to make it n even 18 and get it out of the way. not looking forward to plant bio, though. =/
 

jsanchez

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Human Anatomy (3)
Human Anatomy Lab-using a computer (1)
Gross Anatomy- using a cadaver (3)
Cell Molec Bio Lab (2)
Nutrition (3)
Independent Bio research (1)

13 credits total....
 
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anbuitachi

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Going into 2nd semester of sophomore year!!

Archery 0 cr
Organic Chem 3 cr
Organic Chem lab 2cr
Physics II with lab 4 cr
Microbiology 3 cr
Intro to Entrepreneur Engineer 3 Cr
Horticulture for Gardeners 2 cr
Possibly also Intro to Sociology 3cr

Total 17cr -20cr
 

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Basic Scuba Diving
Scuva diving lab
genetics lab
cell bio lab
Chem senior seminar
medical sociology
*trying to get in to Evolution class, but if i cant i ll just take photography

:D
 

RySerr21

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Damn man that's my only problem with my school. We have great research opportunities but just not enough cool upper level electives. You'll have to PM me any cool tips you learn about muscle growth in their haha
haha, will do. The cool thing is that it counts for my biochemistry requirement, even tho its not through the biology or chemistry dept!
 

Hyperstudyosis

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Molecular genetics (5)
Ochem 2 (3)
Ochem lab (1)
Physics 2 (3)
Physics lab (1)
Independent research (probably 4 credits)

~17 credits

I'm also going to be studying for the MCAT, which I take in May.
 

chemnerd89

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Something like this (only need 5 more credits to graduate)

Biochem 2
Human Physiology
Honors Class (Lit)
Intro to Psychology
Intro to Clinical Med.

=15 hours
 

indianstar

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Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
Physics II and Lab (4)
Intro to Creative Non-Fiction (4)
World Politics (4)

For a cool 17 credits...possibly 19 if they ask for Bio TAs.
 

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Organic Chemistry II and Lab (5)
Physics II and Lab (4)
Intro to Creative Non-Fiction (4)
World Politics (4)

For a cool 17 credits...possibly 19 if they ask for Bio TAs.
I hated creative non-fiction. Like pulling teeth. :thumbdown:
 

Artimacia

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Lets see:

Cell biology (3)
Organic chem 1 w/ lab (4)
Intro to creative writing (3)
US History since 1877 (3)
Skeletal Keys (3)

16 credits total. Can't wait for my skeletal keys class and I hear my organic teachers looks a little bit like seth roagan haha!
 

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Lets see ummm

Microbio + labs (5)
Biochem 2 (3)
Physics 2 (3)
Physics Lab 2 (1)
Senior bio seminar (1)
Undergrad Research (4)

Total= a fairly relaxed 17 creds
I wouldn't call that exactly "fairly relaxed" :)
 
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ryno

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Bio 3xx --Mam. physiology -- 4 hrs
Stat 1xx-- Intro stats -- 4hrs
Chem 4xx-- Advanced organic chem -- 3hrs
Chem 4xx-- Chem research -- 1 hr
Chem 2xx-- Independant Research -- 1hr
Chem 2xx-- Gen chem II -- 3hr
Chem 2xx-- Analytical chem -- 2hr

Adds up to 18 hours, all science classes. I dont think it will be as hard as it looks. I'm a sophmore chem major.
 

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AIDS and Society
The Short Story
Marriage, Family and Sexuality
Chemistry Seminar
Immunobiology
Nucleic Acid Biochemsitry

Bold = A's.
 

HurricaneKatt

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Psychology
Genetics and Lab
Physics II and Lab
Honors

15 credits I believe

Plus
Volunteering
Shadowing
Working about 15-20 hours a week
 

Roy G Biv

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Physics II w/Lab
Biopsyc
Research Methods in Psyc
Abnormal Psyc

14 credits :)
 

SweetButterfly

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US History II: 3
Physical Conditioning: 1
Physical Science: 3
Fund of SDA beliefs: 3
Freshman Comp II: 3


Yeah thats it.
WHoooooo

I might add an online class....

Oh im not a science major hence the classes I have.
 

DrJonesss

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Orgo and lab (4)
Intro to Sociology (3)
Abnormal Psychology (3)
Personality Theory (3)
Psych of Human Development (3)
Health Psych Orientation (1)

plus some psychology research most likely.
playing a little catchup in my major...but I'm thinking it's gonna be a pretty chill semester.

AIDS and Society
The Short Story
Marriage, Family and Sexuality
Chemistry Seminar
Immunobiology
Nucleic Acid Biochemsitry

Bold = A's.
how the eff did you get into The Short Story? I swear, that class fills up before registration even starts.
 

funkymunkytoes

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Biochemistry
Advanced Cell/Molecular Biology
Spanish
Death and Dying
Biology Teaching Practicum

14 credits in all. Last semester of undergrad!!!!
 
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bashir

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Organic II with lab (which is twice a week for a total of 7 hours)
Biology II with lab
Physics II lab only
Genetics
Intro to Psychology

18 hours, but it's going to feel like a lot more than that.
 

BigEast55

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2nd semester sophomore:

Organic Lab
Advanced Organic Chem
Inorganic Chem I + Lab
Physical Chem II
Analytical Physics II + Lab
Research

19 credits
 

Zona Pellucida

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Biochemistry
Genetics
Physics II
Physics II Lab
Microbial Ecology
Undergrad Research
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14 creds... I usually take 17-19 but I am MCAT prepping this semester as well so I cut one out.
 

emttim

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Three economics classes and managerial accounting. Not quite sure what I'll be taking yet as far as economics classes goes, my major gives me a lot of flexibility in which classes I take that count, and I'm not yet sure what will conflict with my medic program since I need to be in medic lecture from 9 am - 6 pm on T/F. Either way they'll all be 4 unit classes so 16 units total, nothing too strenuous.
 

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I just changed my Major b/c i decided i wanted to go to med school. I was international Business and Spanish, now i am Pre-Professional Zoology (my school doesn't have a set pre-med program) and Spanish.
I am a sophmore now so i changed a little late but thats alright i guess.

My courses for Spring are:
Botany and lab
Composition 112
Intermediate Spanish 2
American Govt.
Geography

16 Hrs but i will take 6-8 in the summer.
 

justdoit31

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Last semester hooray!

Plant Morphology w/lab (4)
Cell and Molecular Biology (3)
Clinical Endocrinology (3)
Broadway to Hollywood (Musical Theatre History) (3)

A relaxed 13 credit hours and only 1 lab woot woot!
 
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(4)100 lvl Intro to business
(3)200 lvl Animal behavior
(4)200 lvl Organic chem II
(3)200 lvl Cognitive Neuroscience

Plus the usual work, volunteering, exec positions in clubs, etc.
lowest credit load so far; should be a fun semester!
 

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Cell Biology
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Earth and Planetary Science
Korean

plus ECs and research. I'm going to die.
 

luctoretemergo

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C4xx Biochemistry 2 lab (3 credits) (actually 3 hrs/week lecture, 4 1/2 hour lab, and 1 hour discussion every week, bleh)
Physics 2 lab and lecture (5 credits)
Intensive Writing- Intro to fiction (3)
Religion and Ecology *yuck*(3)
 

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Pharmacology (1 credit)
Pathophysiology (3 credits)
Medical Terminology A (1 credit)
Medical Terminology B (1 credit)
Medical Terminology C (1 credit)
Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)
Nutrition for the Physically Active (3 credits)
Multicultural North American Literature (3 credits)
Type II Diabetes & Cranberry Research (1 credit)
Ground Squirrel Hibernation and Nitric Oxide Research (No credit)
Flute Choir (No credit)

+ 30 hours/week working in healthcare and spending my free time with the boyfriend!

Should be pretty exciting!

Good luck to everyone :)
 

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BME 6XX Quantitative Physiology
MA 5XX Modeling with Partial Differential Equations
PAT 7XX Molecular Mechanics of disease
BME 6XX Thesis research

fun times.
 

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C4xx Biochemistry 2 lab (3 credits) (actually 3 hrs/week lecture, 4 1/2 hour lab, and 1 hour discussion every week, bleh)
Physics 2 lab and lecture (5 credits)
Intensive Writing- Intro to fiction (3)
Religion and Ecology *yuck*(3)
Ugh, yuck indeed. What is it about?
 

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ChemE senior research - 2 credits
ChemE senior design - 3 credits
BIO II & Lab - 5 Credits
English - 3 Credits
Sociology of statistics - 3 credits
Stats TA - 3 credits
Internship - 3 credits

Total 22 credits
 

S10201

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My last semester-

Physical Biochem II (3)
Molecular Bio. (3)
Senior Research (3)
Int. Spanish II (3)
Western Civ I (3)
Jiu Jitsu (1) - Put off all my fitness classes...
Jogging (1)
=17 hours
 
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