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Do I need to take physics to for premed?

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Richard’s Answer

Yes, typical medical school prerequisites include:
Biology: Lecture – 4 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
General Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Organic Chemistry: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Biochemistry: Lecture – 1 semester
General Physics: Lecture – 2 semesters; Lab – 1 semester
Math: Statistics – 1 semester
English: Rhetoric (Composition) and Literature – 2 semesters

You'll need that physics again for the MCAT.

Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.

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Claire’s Answer

All of the courses that are pre-requisites for medical school are not only helpful to do well on the MCAT but they are also helpful once in medical school. Sometimes keeping that in mind is helpful when the courses are hard or you don't find much interest in the subject matter. But keep learning! The University that you choose to attend should have a pre-health advisor who can help you navigate scheduling during college as well. I would advise you to make a meeting with them within the first few weeks of college. They can help lead you throughout the four years, help you with your essays to get into medical school, and may even write one of your letters of recommendation for medical school. Hope this helps!

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Yasemin’s Answer

Yes! Physics is very important for the MCAT and medical school. You need a year, two semesters. There is university or college physics, college physics is Algebra based while university is Calculus based.

Best of luck!

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Estelle’s Answer

Yes. 2 semesters, unless you can place out of it.