Pre-Med Q&ACategory: Scheduling and Classesclass-overlap-issue
AvatarAnkita asked 1 month ago

Hi there! I ended up leaving pchem and physics II and I’m so nervous that they will overlap! If that happens what’s a good plan B because those are my last two classes (this would be next fall)

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AvatarCate answered 1 month ago

Hi Ankita, 
I hope you are doing well! I am a little confused on your question–do you think you could respond to this comment to clarify what you mean if I am not interpreting it correctly? If I am understanding correctly, you left Physics 250 and Chem 230 for your last semester here and are worried that you won’t be able to take them simultaneously? If this happens, there is another “p-chem” class (which yes, is known to be a little bit more challenging) that you could take instead. I believe it is Chem 260 (but you should check that with an advisor). Overall, this would be something to talk about with your academic advisor. I will say that everyone usually has one or two more classes left that they need to fit into their last semester, so this is definitely not a unique situation. For me, this class is Genetics. Considering that, I would try not to worry because I think taking a Physics with a Chemistry/Biochem class is actually pretty common and the scheduling folks tend to avoid scheduling them at the same time. Personally, I took Chem 230 and Physics 1 at the same time.
I will say before I wrap this up that Chem 230 and Physics 250 were probably the two most challenging pre-med courses I took at the University of Michigan, with Physics 250 being considerably more difficult that Physics 1. If there is any flexibility in your schedule, you might want to swap one of them out for another semester. 
I hope this helps! If you have more questions, please feel free to respond here or come to our advising Horus 6-10 Sunday through Wednesday. 
-Cate, PMH Co-President 

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