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would this count toward bcpm gpa?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by lalalala, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. lalalala

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    hey all, i gotta pick out my classes for next semester, my last one, and i wanna take some additional science classes to boost up my bcpm gpa. the class i'm wondering about is called something like "behavioral pharmacology" and is offered by one of the bio depts at my school. even though its a bio class, i'm just wondering if AMCAS will just see the "pharmacology" part of the course, and call me out on it by marking it w/ an X or whatever even though its listed under what my school considers bio.... what do you guys think? i need to take classes that would definitely count toward bcpm.

    thanks & happy thanksgiving!
     
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  3. Gleevec

    Gleevec Peter, those are Cheerios
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    I have taken a pharmacology course as well, and I think it can count as either a bio or a chem course with equal validity. If behavioral pharmacology is the same thing as neuropharmacology, it definitely can be considered both a bio and/or a chem.
     
  4. dr. deez

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    i'd count it as a bcmp class...i don't think there would be a problem with that :) good luck
     
  5. lalalala

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    thanks for your responses, fellas. the course is listed under a dept/major at my school called "biologic basis of behavior." does anyone know when we list our courses in AMCAS, do we get to list the department they fall under as well? cuz i dont want them thinking behavioral pharmacology is should be under "health sciences" or somethin like that. same for a class called "drugs/brain/mind"... for all they know it could be a culture/society type class, even though its under biologic basis of behavior and was all science.

    so, for you people who have filled out the AMCAS application, how does it work when you list your bcpm classes... do you get to list the department you took it under, or just the course title? thanx
     
  6. dr. deez

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    you don't list the department... you simply list the title, units, semester and grade earned (i think that's it)... however, when you send in your transcripts to amcas they will verify your course work... hope this helps!!!! good luck!
     
  7. kidsmd

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    Yeah, I think there's a drop-down menu where you do classify what field of study that class falls under (i.e. biology, chemistry, psyhology, english, and things like that). So you can choose what category you want that class to be calculated as. Of coarse, AMCAS will look it over and make sure that it's the same category that they "think" it should fall under and make any changes they deem necessary.
     

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