Anyone taken Pharm and/or Patho @ Samuel Merritt?

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    I am considering taking these at Samuel Merritt. I know they are fairly expensive, but I think they are going to work better with my schedule. I have heard bad things about the Anatomy and Physiology courses, curious if the teachers aren't so great for Pharm and/or Patho too. Any insight is appreciated!

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    Eastbay,

    My pharma instructor was really helpful and supportive. Since this is an online class, we just "meet" through emails and she responded quickly on my questions/comments. My experience on Patho is just fair, not that great.
    On the other hand, I had great Anatomy and Physio class @ SMU. It really depends on the student, I guess. I had to spend extra hours than normal, I think... I got all A's on all my pre-reqs but had long nights studying!

    Good luck!
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    Thanks so much for the info! What is making patho not the great? Material, teacher?
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    Consider these community colleges:

    Bay area: Contra Costa College (San Pablo) offers Pharmacology. I took it in the summer and the teacher added 30+ students who wanted to add, including those already on the list. This DOES NOT have a dosage calculation component but i've been told by a SMU advisor that it is ok. However it is suggested that you take the dosage calculations course that is also offered. Perhaps concurrently?


    Woodland Community College & yuba community college district offers both pharmacology and pathophysiology. You have the option for online or in-class options. I took patho online in the summer and I hated it. I don't feel as though I learned a dang thing; you read assigned chapters and take an online quiz. I wish I had taken it during the semester and in class but oh well.
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