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How much biochemistry is covered in med school?

wakkawakka 157 replies112 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
edited June 2010 in Specific Med Schools
Only the first few years (1-2)? Sources would be great :)
edited June 2010
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  • EngineerHeadEngineerHead 915 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 928 Member
    It's only the first two years that are lecture years anyway. Last two are clinical, so "only" is actually already all of it. Just look up the curriculum for any medical school, I'm sure what is covered will generally be the same across the nation.
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    I know at least one that does not cover it, reguires Biochem in UG.
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  • redbluegoldgreenredbluegoldgreen 1197 replies59 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,256 Senior Member
    I had one class first year med school at Tufts. Those who had already taken it as an udergrad had an opportunity to test out and take an independent study in BC.
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  • EngineerHeadEngineerHead 915 replies13 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 928 Member
    Yeah, some will allow you to do that, and there are a few that require it for their pre-med track so that they don't have to cover during your lecture years.
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  • mmmcdowemmmcdowe 2321 replies32 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,353 Senior Member
    Biochem is on the step 1, I would not want to go to a medical school that didn't teach any of it.
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  • norcalguynorcalguy 7518 replies30 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,548 Senior Member
    Biochem should be covered by med schools, not the UG. UG biochem courses have a much different focus (usually on glycolysis, TCA cycle, oxidative phosphorylation with no focus on disease states). Medical biochem focuses more on pathways that often not covered in great detail in UG biochem (like purine and pyrimidine synthesis, urea cycle, etc.) because those pathways have greater relevance to pathology and pharmacology.
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  • MiamiDAPMiamiDAP 16183 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16,184 Senior Member
    U of Mich is stating on their website that their requirement of taking UG BioChem is based on fact that they do not teach it in Med. School. We did not contact them to confirm, just took this infor as is and D. is planning to take Biochem but only if she would be applying to U of Mich. Some other schools on her list highly recommend it, but not reguire.
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