For me, I would rather do microbiology -- I have to take biochemistry as a prereq.
If it was based solely on material, I would probably choose biochemistry over (organic) chemistry (last chem classes I've really taken). The problem is that my biochemistry professor isn't the best, and so when you have craptons of stuff to learn...it gets very overwhelming.
Yes, I love microbiology too I did love organic chem, but just done my first lot of lectures on it (I'm doing a chemistry degree) and finding it very difficult. The professor's great, we just went through everything very quickly. My physical chem lecturer was amazing though.
I've never actually hated OCHEM -- I just wasn't particularly good at it. I think if you understand all the orbitals/theory behind it, it is fairly straight forward. I never did, so that's probably why I struggled so much with it.
And I think that's why I'm better with biology stuff. Sadly I suck at applying knowledge...which probably isn't a very good thing! Ha.
Hahaha! Well, I'm in a graduate program, so I guess I would know! Maybe it's not that flashcards will work for everyone, but just that the only people who will be able to succeed academically are those with the type of mind that can use them.
Tylenol, and Clearasil, and butanol, and tennis balls, And water from Niagara Falls, and hormones from Japan And vitamins and paraffins, and some beta carotine And bits of tuna and dolphin that he got from a can