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Do I need to remember the things I learn in chemistry?

I'm in chemistry right now, and sometimes I don't really enjoy it. Is it important to remember this stuff for medical school, or does only the grade matter?
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Estelle’s Answer

Think of general chemistry as the foundation for upper level courses. You do not need to remember the specifics, but you will have a grasp of information that allows you to learn and understand more.
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Rachel’s Answer

While you will not be required to remember all of the details of your chemistry classes as a practicing physician, you certainly need a good fundamental knowledge of chemistry to get through biochem class your first year of medical school.
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Kei’s Answer

Hi Henry.

Remembering critical things in school may get you ahead of the game. Of course you will not be able to remember every single topic but focus on the basics and essentials. Getting good grades do matter when you apply for college or medical school.

Once you get to college or medical school, you would have to focus and absorb what your teachers share. Take good notes or record lessons if allowed to do so. That way, it would be easier for you to remember. I made reviewers way back and that helped. Reading articles and good reference materials also help widen your craft.

Good luck and I wish you the best!
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Richard’s Answer

General chemistry is a foundation for organic chemistry. Which is a foundation for biochemistry and cell biology. These are foundations for the physiology and pathology that you will need to understand as a physician.
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Valerie’s Answer

Dear Henry,
As a current medical student, I can say that you should really try to remember what you learn in chemistry, because it can only help you. You will definitely need to understand it for the MCAT, that is essential. However, during medical school we have an entire course of biochemistry, so there are a lot of chemistry subjects that you need to remember from previous courses to understand what they are building on in medical school.
Good luck!
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Simeon’s Answer

Generally, in my experience, colleges take it as an unspoken assumption that all of their students forgot everything they learned in high school and treat them almost as if they need to get trained from scratch. You'll have to take a lot of courses that will summarize the important bits of what you need to know early on.
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