^ For most med schools, I think it is true.
Sometimes I feel that, as far as GPA is concerned, med schools just want somebody who is among the top N percents of any science classes, no matter how "hard" the science class is, as long as the class is classified as a class meant for a science major (that is, not an "appreciation" class for non-majors.)
One famed physics professor at a top university once complained that this is a "national campaign of wasting the brightest brainpower" in this country. If a student happens to take a class from a professor with such a caliber at a top college, he or she should not be surprised by the fact that this professor may teach at a completely different difficulty level as the professor does not give a rat's ass on premed prereq! Some high schoolers insist on going to a college with the highest graduate school research rank will get what they want: The professor will try hard to mold you into a top researcher who will be destined to follow his step, anyone who is not aspired into this should not be in such a class to begin with.
Last edited by mcat2; 04-08-2012 at 04:26 AM.