Hi! I hope you are all doing well and staying safe! I am planning my Winter 2021 schedule and I am a little conflicted on what I should do. I plan to take the MCAT in August 2021 since I am pretty much done with all my prereqs. My plan was to take MCDB 310 and PHYSICS 235/236 and some distribution courses, but I am thinking of maybe doing BIO 225 instead of the distribution courses. I know that it is recommended to only take about 2 STEM courses a semester, but some people I have been talking to have recommended taking a physiology course before the MCAT as it can be quite helpful. I know many people tend to self-study physio, but I am afraid that it might not be as effective as actually taking BIO 225. If I were to do this schedule, it would just be:
MCDB 310 (4 Credits)
PHYSICS 235/236 (5 Credits)
BIO 225 (3 Credits)
Do you think this schedule is doable or should I just stick to MCDB 310 and PHYSICS 235/236? Thank you for taking the time to read this!
Hello, hope you are safe and doing well too!
Although we recommend taking no more than 2 STEM classes at a time, I think the schedule you listed is definitely doable, since you’ll only be taking 12 credits anyways. Bio 225 is definitely a good course to take right before the MCAT so I would keep that in your schedule, same with MCDB 310.
If you have any other questions feel free to send them in or drop in at our office hours!
Caitlin, PMH Advisor