Dismiss Notice
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

What "pre-MS1" courses did you take as an undergrad, and how helpful were they?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Kfire326, Apr 19, 2007.

?

What "pre-MS1" courses did you take as an undergrad, and how helpful were they?

  1. Genetics - helpful or very helpful

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Genetics - eh

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  3. Genetics - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Biochemistry/Cell Biology - helpful or very helpful

    19 vote(s)
    67.9%
  5. Biochemistry/Cell Biology - eh

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  6. Biochemistry/Cell Biology - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  7. Human Anatomy - helpful or very helpful

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  8. Human Anatomy - eh

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  9. Human Anatomy - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  10. Physiology - helpful or very helpful

    13 vote(s)
    46.4%
  11. Physiology - eh

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  12. Physiology - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  13. Neurology - helpful or very helpful

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  14. Neurology - eh

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  15. Neurology - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  16. Embryology - helpful or very helpful

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  17. Embryology - eh

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  18. Embryology - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  19. Microbiology - helpful or very helpful

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  20. Microbiology - eh

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  21. Microbiology - not too helpful or not helpful at all

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  22. Other - please specify

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Kfire326

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Medical Student
    This is just out of curiosity. My friends and I are interested to see how well prepared we are for med school (starting this August).

    As a Biochem major, I've taken Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Intro. level Physiology, Embryology.

    Comments appreciated :)
     
  2. Thread continues after this sponsor message. SDN Members do not see this ad.

  3. naegleria brain

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2006
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    6
    none will help. undergrad is research-based, med school is clinical-based. two completely different worlds

    take physio though. and histo. but histo in med school is so unbelievably moronic after the hell of biochemistry. so stick with physio. its a good-enough foundation for medical physio
     
  4. lord_jeebus

    lord_jeebus 和魂洋才
    Moderator Physician

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2003
    Messages:
    5,825
    Likes Received:
    161
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Spanish

    Spanish

    Public speaking

    Spanish
     
  5. Shredder

    Shredder User

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    3,909
    Likes Received:
    4
    Status:
    Medical Student
    take micro, biochem and phys. cell bio is a tossup
    thats a good pt but my PhD profs still ask basic questions as opposed to clinical/case based q's. I think saying none will help is too extreme, as I know I've found 1st yr easier as a result of my strong undrgrad background in biomedical engineering
     
  6. njbmd

    njbmd Guest
    Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    May 30, 2001
    Messages:
    9,050
    Likes Received:
    138
    Status:
    Attending Physician
    Moving to Pre-Allopathic as this is a Pre-med discussion. Allopathic students read that forum and can answer this question there.
     
  7. postbacker

    postbacker Banned
    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    2
    Status:
    Non-Student
    I will be attending a post bac, and I have looked through the online course catalog for the university - I see a listing for "Anatomy and Physiology" parts I and II, but I also note that one section is for nursing students only - is this typical?...so my question is, is this the same Physio course you are talking about, or should I be looking for something different? Which department does Physio typically fall under? Bio?

    Sort of the same question about Histology - which department should I look to for this one? The only listings I have seen are for 500 level courses - is this typical?
     
  8. UMP

    UMP Recovered Under-Achiever

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Medical Student
    The real physiology course might fall under Zoology... the Anatomy and Phys course in colleges is typically designed for Nursing students and it's kind of a joke... take it for an easy A :thumbup:
     
  9. patrickd223

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Status:
    Other Health Professions Student
    At my school is we have a very competitive nursing program and Human A+P def. isnt a joke. I got an A but it was much harder than other classes I have taken. Avg. GPA is 1.49 based on pickaprof.com
     
  10. UMP

    UMP Recovered Under-Achiever

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2004
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    6
    Status:
    Medical Student
    that's very competitive... by the way pickaprof.com is a great site, I'm mad I only found it during my post-bacc year, but it definitely helped out then
     

Share This Page