Retaking courses for medical school

AMCAS relies on the institution’s guidelines in allowing a student to retake a class (often this is only allowed for classes in which students …

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BCPM stands for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math. Thermodynamics is listed under Chemistry and Physiology is listed under Biology. So you can’t say that just because they’re biomedical engineering, they don’t count as they’re listed under All Other. You have to …

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The only time you should retake courses is if you got a C- or lower in a prerequisite, since many medical schools will not accept grades lower than a C for prereqs. With any course that you retake, medical schools will see both grades, and both grades will be used to calculate your AMCAS GPA. Kevin W, MCAT Tutor Med School Tutors


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Students applying in 2022 who graduated from high schools in medically underserved areas are eligible for free access to the course. Forums PreMed Communities Pre-Medical (MD) retaking classes ivey Apr 9, 2000 This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you. I ivey Junior Member 10+ Year …

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Should you be retaking classes for medical school or doing a postbac? No, retaking classes for med school isn’t necessary because you have a good GPA. You took the required classes in school. Also, keep in mind that since AACOM has killed grade replacement, any new grades from classes you retake will just be averaged together with your old grades.


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<p>Allopathic (MD) schools will not replace the grade, and will only average a retaken class in with your GPA while still including the original grade. Also, your university will likely not let you retake a class unless you had a failing grade.


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For prereqs approaching 10 years, consider retaking some of the courses or continue taking more advanced classes. Basic or introductory classes change rapidly. Just think about the information in your biology classes about genetic sequencing, gene therapy, and recombinant DNA. That information is changing rapidly. It Depends on the School


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Answer (1 of 2): Not exactly…though each class you retake is a missed opportunity to do something med schools like: to take new classes and expand your horizons. IMHO, there’s rarely a good reason for pre-meds to retake college classes. Med schools don’t “replace” grades—if you take a class twic


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Repeating courses is universally a bad idea. Most (if not all schools) don't care about the repeat course grade and take the initial grade for their formulas, and schools that look at your grades "subjectively" expect you to take a higher level course and get a better grade (Biol 201 to make up for biol 101 etc).


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Although grade D is a pass, retaking the course, especially if it is a major course, is an advisable step to take if you are to better your grade. Again, depending on your college policies, getting a better grade after you retake the class will better your GPA.


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Here’s our recommended hierarchy (use if for all courses in which you received less than a B): First, retake ANY REQUIRED SCIENCE COURSE. Courses like anatomy, physiology, microbiology, general or organic chemistry (if required) are considered foundational. YOU MUST MASTER THESE to do well in PA school.


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Do repeated courses look bad for med school?

You would receive transfer credit for it, and even if you didn't, when you applied to your med school of choice they would see the same course. Ok. So repeated courses look bad, and some med schools will take the first grade but what if there is no first grade and you withdrew?

Can i retake a course that i already passed?

Upper-division courses are more similar to the level of course you will take in medical school. The only situation in which students are advised to retake a course that they have already passed is if they have been out of school for years, need the foundational knowledge, and plan on taking more courses in that subject.

Should you retake classes for pa school?

You should retake classes for PA school to prove that you can do well in them, plain and simple. This is particularly true if you have done poorly in a required course, or, heaven forbid, a required science course.

Can i retake a class in my premed major?

Juggling both your premed coursework and the coursework to complete your major is difficult, and you may not have the opportunity to retake the class you’d like to.

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