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07/18/2020 at 07:02AM
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Which classes should I take to get me ready for my major in college(biology)?

Hi, I'm a rising junior in High School and I want to focus on becoming a surgeon/getting to medical school. My question is what classes do you recommend I should take for my junior and senior year?


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07/18/2020 at 09:03AM

Taking challenging math and science classes (AP classes) would be a good idea. Such as Physics, Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Calculus, biology etc. If your school doesn't offer them, or if you want to learn more, edX and Coursera have tons of free courses on a range of topics.

Also: check out this article ( and read the "Make High School Count" part.

Hope this helps!

07/19/2020 at 03:03AM

For the courses, I would recommend a strong science program with a AP Level courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Calculus. If your school offers any medical classes such as Medical Terminology or Medical Anatomy and Physiology, do them. And if your school offers it, do AP Research. You should also try to do Bio and Chemistry Subject tests and Math Level 2 subject test. If your school doesn’t offer it, you should definitely check your local community college and see if you can take some courses in biology or any other science related subject.

Hope this helps

07/22/2020 at 05:13PM

In addition to what others have said, if your school offers PLTW (Project Lead the Way) courses in Bio, those are an awesome resource to take.


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