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How to take classes for medical schools

MazenDbkMazenDbk Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
Many medicals schools indicate in their prerequisites that students are required to finish, for example, one year of biology, or a two-year sequence of chemistry. I was just wondering if, by one year of Biology, the schools mean that the classes can be taken in different years to be equivalent to one year of coursework and by sequence, then the classes need to be taken over two successive years. Thanks!

Replies to: How to take classes for medical schools

  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 8,430 Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    You can take your pre-requisites any way you wish, as long as you get a high gpa, not in a CC and avoid a summer school program, especially in a different school.
  • Jugulator20Jugulator20 Registered User Posts: 1,422 Senior Member
    You can take premed reqs at any time before you start med school, but as premed req material tends to provide the background material for MCAT, you should probably complete material before MCAT. Don't misunderstand me, I'm not saying premed reqs prepare you specifically for MCAT, thatt's something you'll do studying on your own or along with a formal reiew courses (eg Kaplan).
  • Jugulator20Jugulator20 Registered User Posts: 1,422 Senior Member
    my bad......a formal review course (eg Kaplan)
  • melvin123melvin123 Registered User Posts: 1,297 Senior Member
    @artloversplus, why not during the summer? And especially if it's at the same university?
  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 8,430 Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    Summer programs are short and compact and some times being viewed as an easy way out because the regular professors were not teaching especially at a school that is not your primary Univ. For example, some one went to MIT and took a prerequisite at a State School near home will be viewed as an easy way out.

    Summer Vacation is best used to enhance your EC's not taking prerequisites.
  • melvin123melvin123 Registered User Posts: 1,297 Senior Member
  • MazenDbkMazenDbk Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Thank You @artloversplus @Jugulator20 for your advice!
  • MazenDbkMazenDbk Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    What about other classes? e.g. I'm a biomedical engineering major and was thinking about taking some of the classes that work towards my degree (not medical school prereqs) during summer ( at the same school).
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 38,562 Senior Member
    Yes that would work.
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