Is biochem 2 needed for the MCAT?
Hey there. As I was reading through the MCAT biochem topics I became a bit scared because of the names without further explanation of how in depth knowledge of these topics needs to be. Basically at my school biochem 2 covers advanced topics in DNA replication and recombination and various protein behaviors and a bit of advanced genetics. The class is not hard itself because of professor. I just wonder how important this class would be to do well on the MCAT? Most threads on this forum... Is biochem 2 needed for the MCAT? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mkif586 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

To what extent do doctors actually use the knowledge they collect to perform well on the MCAT each day in their practice?
Sort of a playful question for the room. Sometimes studying for something that feels overwhelming is grinding. Especially when you feel like you're just teaching yourself a lot of information that you're not really going to use again. So to what extent do practicing doctors actually call upon the biology, biochem, and genetics material they covered during their pre-reqs? Or would you contextualize MCAT content as essentially gatekeeping and not necessarily information you absolutely need to... To what extent do doctors actually use the knowledge they collect to perform well on the MCAT each day in their practice? (Source:...
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: manwelio Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

How quick does "use it or lose it" set in?
I took Step 1 early June of this year (2020), and today my attending pimped me on Prader Willi/Fragile X syndrome and I was like ".....whaaaat? What is genetic dizordurzz". I literally remembered nothing. Is it normal to lose the Step 1 details this quickly? I did fine on Step, but it appears to be a cram-and-dump type exam. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stickgirl390 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Looking for someone to help me run an Instagram page about genes and genetics!
Hi I am looking for someone who is interested in co-running an instagram page with me about genes and genetics. Preferably someone who is willing to self learn new info! Message me or DM on my IG @onegeneaday! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 6, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jasonisthejason Tags: Student Research and Publishing Source Type: forums

School List Request: Mid 20s, 3.3 GPA, 499 MCAT
Hello. To preface, I’m aware my numbers are on shaky ground, so we can get that out of the way. However, I think my numbers fall within some parameters for DO admission, especially when combined with my experiences. I’m in my mid 20s and graduated college four-ish years ago. The 3.3 cGPA was done with extensive post-bacc repair from a 3.0 via advanced science courses - genetics, pharmacology and the like. The 499 unfortunately comes from multiple retakes, including with the new COVID... School List Request: Mid 20s, 3.3 GPA, 499 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: stardocscream Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Online Courses During the Pandemic
Hey, I was just wondering over whether online courses in the sciences for med schools would be ok with them given the pandemic's effect on the classroom environment. I'm a relatively new member of SDN so I do not know if this has been discussed before in previous threads. Maybe whether or not online courses for organic chem, micro, genetics, and the rest of the major science courses that are either required or recommended depends on a case by case basis? In my case, I'm trying to register... Online Courses During the Pandemic (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - August 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael37 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Recent ugrad/software engineer considering MD/PhD
Hi all, I'm a recent Cornell grad, and am looking into applying to MD/PhD programs in 2-3 years. I graduated with a biology major and computer science minor (cGPA: 3.6). I've taken most of the premed requirements, including general bio and chemistry, orgo, biochem, genetics, and physics. I did software engineering internships at Google during all three of my undergraduate summers, and will be starting work there as a software engineer in a couple weeks. I'm new to SDN, but was hoping to... Recent ugrad/software engineer considering MD/PhD (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dl697 Tags: Physician Scientists Source Type: forums

Do I even have a chance?
Hey everyone! I just want to give some background first: I'm a black male that graduated from undergrad about 2 years ago, and I started as a premed student. I was the typical naive premed Freshman that was in school for a Biology degree. I took Organic Chem. a total of 5 times(OChem l- 3 times (C), OChem(W)), I also made an F in Genetics both times I took it, an F in Micro., a C in Phys. l, and I didn't take Phys. ll or BioChem. I was working a job that paid a lot of money while in... Do I even have a chance? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WHLTN Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Non-Science Major Question
Hello! I am currently pursuing a double major with one being Biochemistry and the other being a humanities major. In order to fit everything, I pretty much used AP credits for the basic science course (calc,bio,chem,phys). I have taken organic, first semester of biochem, lab courses, statistics, and plan to take classes like astronomy, cell biology, neuroscience, and possibly genetics by the time I apply. Upon conducting research on this matter, I have found that medical schools want a... Non-Science Major Question (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rez_nov Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Applying Early & Confused with Covid
Hi, so I am a math major and CS minor on the pre-med track and I am currently planning on graduating in three years. My plan right now is to self study for the MCAT (which I am doing) and also finish taking all my pre-med courses except Cell Bio and Genetics by the end of my second year. I thought I had everything together, but then Covid hit and I wasn't able to follow through with all the opportunities I had planned. (by which I mean like shadowing/clinical stuff I had set up for the... Applying Early & Confused with Covid (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 20, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rmflute Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

School List Help: URM, Low GPA, High MCAT
Please Do Not Quote 1. cGPA and sGPA as calculated by AMCAS or AACOMAS 3.5 cGPA 3.3 sGPA 3.88 3.71 3.30 3.36 Genetics Major Began at community college with a high GPA. After transferring, my confidence was tested and grades dipped (~3.1 first 52 crdts). However, strong upward trend final 47 credits (3.7). For reference, high school GPA
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 15, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: 12Forty Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Some Guidance would be appreciated.
So halfway through nursing school I realized that I wanted to be a doctor instead. I am now entering my junior year of college, and I have done my own digging on how to get into med school, as there are no pre-med advisers at my college. Some of my credits are from a community college, and I wont have all the usual prerequisites that most med schools require once I graduate. So here's my plan/thought process: complete a health science minor that will give me some classes such as genetics and... Some Guidance would be appreciated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Peter.walsh303 Tags: Nontraditional Students Source Type: forums

Is A Post-Bacc Program worth it for me?
Hey guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here. As an undergrad student I have taken about 112 science credits (that's including retaking the same courses) and my science GPA is around a 2.9. I recently got accepted into a post-bacc program that will enhance my GPA. However, the number of credits they are offering is roughly 13 (4 Immuno/micro, 4 Genetics, 4 Biochem, 1 Problem Solving.) I just calculated my "updated" science GPA if I were to get all As in each class in the program, and my new... Is A Post-Bacc Program worth it for me? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MintyFresh811 Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist?
I will be attending a one year masters program in the fall that will award an M.S. in Medical Genetics & Genomics. It is an SMP program that I thought up until now was exclusively a masters program. However, in the description it mentions how it is a post-bacc as well. I emailed an adcom, and she said that it depends on the school how they interpret GPA (continuation of bachelor, or stand-alone masters GPA). My question is, are there such a thing as a post-bacc mixed with a masters? What... Post-Bacc AND Masters All in One? Do they exist? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 26, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: rcollinb Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Should I take upper div. genetics, or another biochem course?
I'm looking for stuff to take next academic year, and my current finances and lack of work during COVID-19 means that I need to choose between an upper division genetics course, or an additional biochem course (metabolism). I've completed a year of general bio, and the genetics included in that sequence. I'm on a career change/GPA repair track if that means anything, and taken about 30 units worth of prerequisites so far; I've gotten an A in all classes so far. Which class do you think... Should I take upper div. genetics, or another biochem course? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoctoOcto Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Wamc 502 mcat
Howdy! Wondering if anyone has any insight for a not-so-typical applicant. Background: 25 y/o WM, BA with concentration in Biology in 2017 from a small liberal arts honors college, current PA resident (Philly, GO BIRDS!). GPA: My school used narrative evaluations, so technically I have no GPA? MCAT: 502 (123 CP/ 126 CARS/ 124 BB/ 129 PS) LORs: PI, DO cardiologist, 1 science prof, 1 thesis/academic advisor/ genetics prof. Employment: ER Scribe... WAMC 502 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: jimmybuffetsghost Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

NBME 21: 170, NBME 16: 182, UWSA: 183, three weeks left until USMLE, help!
Hey - I'm currently half way through UWorld, have been working on my content gaps, but even so, Immunology/Genetics/Biochemistry are still some of my weakest areas. I'm a DO student and at this point, I don't know if it's worth taking USMLE and if I should just focus on COMLEX. Other than getting through all of UWorld before my test date, any other tips, pointers, words of inspiration, prayers? I'm at a hump and I need to figure out what to do to get over it. Background - average medical... NBME 21: 170, NBME 16: 182, UWSA: 183, three weeks left until USMLE, help! (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: joujou116 Tags: USMLE and COMLEX Source Type: forums

Which upper-level science course?
Re-applying MD/DO this year and wanting to take an extra course via my state university's health professional's extension program, starting June. Options are genetics, immunology, or physiology. Can only take one because of time and $$$. What do folks think? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: windowgardener Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WAMC-lower GPA
Hello, I am currently about to complete my undergraduate degree with a bachelors in biology and a minor in psychology. My academic record is completely the best: I have a nine C's (in gen chem, a psychology class, and calculus), first time i took calculus I got a D (second time I took it i got a C), first time I took microbiology I got a D (second time I took it i got a B+), I got a D+ in both organic chemistry 1 + 2, and four W's, I have taken gen chem 1 twice, taken genetics three times... WAMC-lower GPA (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: kmgh1019 Tags: What are my Chances? WAMC Veterinary Source Type: forums

My premed advisor is actively trying to sabotage me
Ok so originally I was very interested in becoming a physical therapist and owning my own practice so my undergraduate courses were chosen for that goal. I was still a bio major but I took courses such as kinesiology, exercise physiology, etc, instead of upper level science courses like molecular genetics. After observation hours and great contemplation about physical therapy, I decided late that it wasn't worth it for me, with the biggest factor being the debt to income ratio. I always... My premed advisor is actively trying to sabotage me (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 7, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Passionseeking Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Organic Chem Class, Genetics, Bio statistics, and Sociology in One semester (15 credits)... Will this be Hard?
This semester I have to take Organic Chem with the lab, Bio statistics I, Genetics, and Sociology for 15 credits. I've already taken all of my easier courses so now all I'm left with are harder science courses. Do you guys think this will be manageable? And then next semester I would have to take Animal Phys, biochemistry, Intro to Methods in Biotechnology, Physics with lab and philosophy of science (also 15 credits). Should I move anything around or should this schedule be fine. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 25, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ivygisselle28 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Screwed up freshman year
I got a 1.955 gpa first semester and will be getting around a 3.0-3.15 this semester with an overall that should be between a 2.65-2.7 or higher once after I take my two summer courses (genetics and gen chem 2). my first semester grades were horrendous bc i was focused on someone I liked and they used me and I just screwed up by doing their work. I started seeing the dean and resources about 1/3 into second semester and it helped me a lot. I know how to make schedules and study now but I... Screwed up freshman year (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Geraldgreen1144 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

WAMC at DO school? 502 MCAT
So I am looking for some feedback regarding how to handle the 2021 application cycle. Below is my info: White Male, 27 years old GPA: 3.78 (undergraduate, nutritional sciences), 3.92 (graduate, medical genetics) MCAT: 502 (126 C/P) (122 CARS) (128 B/B) (126 P/S) - planning retake in June to improve CARS score Basic Research: 100 hours Clinical Research: 1000+ hours (3+ years working in a clinical genomics lab, splitting time between oncology testing and research projects)... WAMC at DO school? 502 MCAT (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.Dan? Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

WAMC - Non-traditional applicant: 2020-2021 cycle
cGPA: 3.73 I'm not sure exactly how it will all calculate since I transferred and took some CC classes during high school/summer, plus a few online classes during break/after graduating, but I did a quick estimate and it seems to shake out to 3.73-3.74. sGPA: 3.6? This is strictly chemistry, biology, organic chemistry, physics, math, statistics, biochem, and cell & molecular bio -- not sure if I should include things like genetics, metabolic nutrition, kinesiology... WAMC - Non-traditional applicant: 2020-2021 cycle (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GarbanzoMD Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

After completion of an undergraduate degree, is it possible to take classes such as Biochemistry just to fulfill medical school requirements?
Is it possible to take required classes like Biochemistry even after graduation and still count when you apply to medical schools? I'm also an international student, but I'd want to pursue a Master's in the US first in my field before I apply to medical school, so I'm thinking of postponing Biochem, Genetics until I have graduated. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 12, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ZeroTouchMeNot Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Subjects to take for MCAT?
Aside from the general prereqs that med school require, what other subjects would be beneficial for the MCAT? I read mixed reviews about microbio, genetics, and cell bio. I have taken the following: BIO 1 and 2, Gen Chem 1 and 2, and currently finishing of Physics, OChem, and Biochem. Would there be any other subjects beneficial for the MCAT? Or would self-studying using the MCAT prep books be sufficient for the other courses? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - April 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: LittlePuppy Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

English Requirements?
Hi all, So most DO schools state something like 6 hours of English at the college level is required. I have already taken an english course for 3 hours but by the time I graduate I will have taken over 40 hours of history credits, nearly all with substantive writing portions including 3 writing intensive seminars and a writing intensive Genetics lab. If I were to apply with only 3 hours of just plain "English" in spite of these courses, would this warrant an R? I apologize if this is a... English Requirements? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Doktor_dud3 Tags: Pre-Medical - DO Source Type: forums

please help, WAMC+ school list 4.0 GPA 514 MCAT ORM non-traditional applying in June
Hi all, I'm making the list of medical schools I will apply to in this upcoming cycle. Could anyone please take a look and tell me whether I should take off/add schools to it? also, what's the min/max number of schools should I should be applying to? Very lost and any help will be much appreciated Here are my stats: ORM female, non-traditional student ( served in the military ), immigrant but am now a U.S citizen state: NJ GPA: 4.0 major: genetic minor: psychology... please help, WAMC+ school list 4.0 GPA 514 MCAT ORM non-traditional applying in June (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lava_girl Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

do i have to take psychology and sociology before applying?
i know some med schools recommend courses such as sociology, psychology, genetics. Would it hurt my chances if I did not take a recommended course? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: premedstudent1999 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Options for MCAT Prep.
Hello, In need of help in figuring out a better option for my situation preparing for the MCAT. I have three options for preparing for the MCAT. Option 1: Summer - Working ~30 hours in research - Biweekly volunteering Almost 40 hours weekly out the window Tremendous Con: Not yet taken biochem, but willing to start self-teaching with Leininger's, AK lectures, and the Kaplan book. Option 2: Fall Semester + Winter Break - Coursework: Biochemistry, Genetics Lab, 7 credits of easy electives... Options for MCAT Prep. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 14, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ohma73 Tags: MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test Source Type: forums

Wamc: orm, 4.00, 519
Hi all, I am wondering if I am competitive for T30 schools or if I should not bother applying for them in the upcoming 2020-2021 cycle. Year: Junior, Midwest State School Major: Biology + Spanish MCAT: 519 (129 / 130 / 130 / 130) cGPA: 4.00 sGPA: 4.00 Research: -Genetics Lab (~600 hours with 4 grants, 2 posters, 1 university award, 1 regional award) with work cited in national conference -SURF (~300 hours) with abstract being reviewed for... WAMC: ORM, 4.00, 519 (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: wiswal Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

Re: Promises and perils of using genetic tests to predict risk of disease
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Genetic Testing vs FMTVDM: The Difference Between You MIGHT and DO have a health problem. Re: Promises and perils of using genetic tests to predict risk of disease
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Promises and perils of using genetic tests to predict risk of disease
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Source: BMJ Comments - February 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Which zanki subjects are overkill/not worth finishing?
We did our foundations courses last semester (biochem/molecular genetics/histo/biostats/etc) and recently switched to systems based Physiol this semester. I noticed a huge change in how effective zanki is and Im not sure if its because the biochem deck is very dense or if this block (cardio) just aligns more with bnb+costanzo. I try to do all of my reviews for all fo the decks and chip away at biochem but it seems to be a big task and I have heard that it may be too dense for what we need. I... Which zanki subjects are overkill/not worth finishing? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: MomJeansandDadJorts Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Tech applications in Psychiatry?
Accepted Premed here. Have always been interested in applications of technology and medicine, so naturally, stuff like Rads, Path, and clinical genetics seem like really fun specialties to shadow now and explore further in med school. However, I had an psychiatrist interviewer tell me about her applications of brain mapping imaging and addiction, which made me instantly gain a lot of interest in the field. How likely/possible is it to integrate tech into psychiatry practice and what... Tech applications in Psychiatry? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - January 3, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: --Gem Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

Would appealing this grade be worth the trouble?
Just finished kinda senior year, kinda post-bacc (was finishing up a minor & taking extra classes). I ended with a 3.95: Microbiology= A Genetics= A Sociology= A Biomechanics= A Biochemistry= A- four year breakdown and postbacc is (3.4/3.3/3.85/3.88/3.95) with increasing credit load every year. In Biochemistry there was an error the professor made in grading an exam. When confronted she said it "would not make a difference" which ended up giving me a 92.76% in the class instead of a... Would appealing this grade be worth the trouble? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: NY_Premed Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Help with class choice for upward trend and future success.
I have taken introductory biology I and II and because of my poor ethic as a freshman, got a B in both. I have since improved and received an A in biochem I and will shoot for an A next semester in biochem II. Should I consider taking Molecular and Cell Bio I and II to bolster my application(and improve my biology understanding). I am already taking Genetics and will take Microbio and A&P I as well. Or should I focus on higher level electives such as histology, immunology, etc? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 30, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: waterpolo27 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Genetics (lecture only) vs. Genetics (lecture & lab) in the 8-week summer session
Because I need to plan financially, I end up needing to make course plans well in advance so I know how many credits worth of tuition money I will need at a certain time. My school offers most all of its upper level Bio classes as separate lectures and labs. Genetics lecture is worth three credits and Genetics lab is worth another three credits. They may be taken concurrently or the lecture a semester or two before the lab. Do you think it would be too much to take Genetics along with... Genetics (lecture only) vs. Genetics (lecture & lab) in the 8-week summer session (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: RespectTheChemistry19 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Should I retake classes to boost my gpa?
Hello I have a couple questions that I am struggling with with regards to my path of pre dental. I am currently a sophomore and my gpa is not great. When looking at my pre reqs for dental school I received Cs in both of my gen chem classes, a BC in my gen bio, a C in gen bio II, C in organic chem I and a D in genetics( which I am planning on retaking) I have an overall gpa of roughly a 2.9-3.0now with this semester done. I am currently working as a dental assistant and have been for over 6... Should I retake classes to boost my gpa? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - December 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: predent1188 Tags: Pre-Dental Source Type: forums

Re: GPs are advised to ignore genetic test results that have no clinical basis
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Can I take Cell Bio without evolution/ecology/human biology?
I really enjoyed MCB (General Bio 1 ) this quarter, and would like to take cell biology at an upper division level next quarter. For those who've taken Cell Bio, is it doable without Ecology/Evolution/Basic Genetics (punnett squares, pedigree), and human biology? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DoctoOcto Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Course help?
With this semester being almost complete I’m starting to plan my next semester. As of right now my course load is organic chemistry 1 with the lab, and genetics seated. I’m also taking two online classes which are Spanish and fundamental’s of scientific investigation. With this in mind The question is would it be too much of a risk to add in a 1hr general elective class for a biology learning assistant. I think it would look good on my resume but don’t want to overload myself. Keeping in... Course help? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 7, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mcarder30 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

Semesterly Academic Pressure- Too much?
The following is the coursework I plan to take next semester with the professor's "rate my professor" ratings. Do you believe it would be possible to manage this semester (as in get all A's maybe one A-? I've done pretty well in semester 1 O-Chem.) . I will be in courses for a time of approximately 15 hours, plus mentoring for 3 hours as well. Organic Chemistry 2 with Lab (4.5) (lab is a separate course) Genetics (4.0) Ecology (3.4) *I am aware that I should learn how to become a more... Semesterly Academic Pressure- Too much? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 6, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Karma7318 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

DAT Date Concern
Hello, I am a non-traditional student (military after semester of college). I will be taking Ochem 2 in the spring with Genetics and upper biology elective (12 credits). My concern is I am not sure when to take the DAT if I want to apply for the upcoming cycle. Not sure how to study DAT during the semester as well. Tips would be appreciated. It really depends on how much work I put in, but just unsure with not having ochem 2 completed while studying for the DAT. Any thoughts? Courses... DAT Date Concern (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - November 4, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: shkswimming Tags: DAT Discussions Source Type: forums

Re: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: The perversity of genome commodification in the NHS - Chapter 2:
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Source: BMJ Comments - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

How to Cope with Exam anxiety?
First of all, I’ve never had anxiety before college. When I started college this became a problem for me. My exam anxiety is absolutely horrible. The night before exams I just can’t sleep, and during the exam I get sweaty and cold and shaky and I make mistakes I simply wouldn’t have made otherwise. Following the exam, I get little sleep and am constantly worried about little mistakes I did that I wish I could fix. I just wrapped up a genetics exam today and a biostat exam, and all day... How to Cope with Exam anxiety? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: JamesBurmeister7 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums

2-h plasma glucose during oral glucose tolerance test should be considered in the individual participant data meta-analysis of quality of dietary fat and genetic risk of type 2 diabetes
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Source: BMJ Comments - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Question about Race/Ethnicity on Med School Application
Hi everyone, I had a quick question about race/ethnicity classification on med school applications. I was born in the United States, but my parents and ancestors are from the Philippines and Spain. I lived in the Philippines for a few years as well. My parents speak some Spanish and mostly Tagalog, but my grandparents speak Spanish fluently. I have a ton of Spanish heritage in my lineage, as my ancestors originally came from Spain to the Philippines not too long ago. I have done genetic... Question about Race/Ethnicity on Med School Application (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 20, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: abcdelemoneater Tags: What Are My Chances? WAMC Medical Source Type: forums

What cultural experience defines you as being Hispanic?
This is my second post just clarifying the cultural background and what is appropriate to put down in the AMCAS. What kind of experiences make you Mexican, for example? Is it just having a genetic lineage to Mexico, or is it more of cultural experience (i.e. if you are white but lived/grew up in Mexico for 10 years). Would both be considered Latino/Hispanic? Again, just asking questions for others who might have them. I am not saying this applies to me. (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - October 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Joobaroo96 Tags: Pre-Medical - MD Source Type: forums