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What's the hardest class, so far?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Toran, Sep 20, 1999.

  1. Toran

    Toran Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    I am a senior, and I will be applying next June. My question is: what is the most difficult class you've taken so far?
    Your answer will help me to determine which classes to take now to be better prepared in Medical School.
    Thanks for all your help,
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  3. togo

    togo Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 1999
    We aren't very far underway, so the hardest is tough to say. But, I do know that my Cell Physiology course has sure helped me so far in Histology. Biochemistry will help as well.
  4. Michael

    Michael Member 10+ Year Member

    May 29, 1999
    Tulsa, OK, USA
    All of the classes are pretty tough. It's not that the material is difficult to understand, but the volume of it that can be overwhelming. Any class that is related to the med school classes will help you prepare. Whatever you learn ahead of time might make your life easier in med school.
  5. Henry

    Henry Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 1998
    After going through the first year I would say: #1 hardest is microbiology
    #2 is physiology

    Although pharmacology is very difficult too, however, not many undergrad colleges offer that as undergrad course.

    If you take microbiology, don't take the general microbiology. I suggest you take the one that the med-tech students are taking. I can assure that the name of all the bugs will drive you crazy.
  6. Hskermdic

    Hskermdic Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 1998
    I am a first year in only my first year of classes but I would say that I sure wish that I had taken biochem before coming to medical school. I am finding that class to be the hardest of the ones we have so far.

    KCOM '03
  7. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 20, 1999
    Plantation, FL, US
    Cardiovascular system...second year!

    Good luck!
  8. Toran

    Toran Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    Do you have to take any nutritional classes?
  9. OldManDave

    OldManDave Fossil Bouncer Emeritus Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 1999
    Lafayette, IN
    Let me unequivocally state BIOCHEM!!! Ahhhhhhhh....pulling my hair out over that one. I wish I had taken it as an undergrad.

    'Old Man Dave'
    KCOM, Class of '03

  10. Michael

    Michael Member 10+ Year Member

    May 29, 1999
    Tulsa, OK, USA
    Regarding nutritional classes, the first three lectures in biochemistry were over nutrition. I think taking a nutrition class would over prepare you for a small part of the biochem class. It would be nice to know, but we didn't cover it in any great detail.
  11. cliff

    cliff Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 3, 1998
    Southern California
    At different schools different classes are harder than others. Our(COMP) histo was short and sweet. I wish I had taken an anatomy class as an undergrad. I also wish I had listened to my advisor's advice and taken micro, biochem and physiology. All of these classes are review for some people. If you are serious- take as many of them as possible. Biochem. Histo. Embryo. Microbio. Phsyio. Pharm. Anatomy- are some of the classes I have as an MSI.

  12. scoren

    scoren Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 8, 1999
    Des Moines, IA
    Chemistry was one of my best subjects in undegrad and biochem is still tough! I think it all depends on the person though because I'm really getting into histology - which friends are hating!

  13. If you can take a good anatomy course I think it would be extremely helpful. The practical exams in anatomy are hard, but most people find that the written exams are even more difficult. Origins, insertions, innervations, arterial supply, actions, functions, Lions and Tigers, and Bears, OH MY!! Most schools don't offer undergraduates a good anatomy course though. Buy an anatomy text and an atlas to sit by your toilet for some leisurely reading over the next year.
    Definately a good biochem. class, and if you can, human embryology, upper level micro, and physiology. That will prepare you well for the first semester. After your first semester of breathing the fumes in the anatomy lab, you won't remember anything else from your undergraduate school.
  14. edgar

    edgar Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 1, 1998
    Pomona, CA
    Anatomy, hands down! I have almost finished my M.S. degree in Cell Biology/Cancer Research and have a strong background in molecular biology in college and nothing even prepared me for this. Not even leisurely reading Netter's Atlas......


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  15. DOPhD student

    DOPhD student Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    somewhere on earth
    Looking back, OMT courses were the hardest for me, if you go by course GPA.

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