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AAMC topics-- is it accurate? (or are they just humoring us?)

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by mytoechondriac, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. mytoechondriac

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    I'm trying to comb through the entire list of possible topics that are put out by the AAMC, and some of the stuff seems so obscure and random. For example, "thin film"? "Lasers"(WTF)? "Lattice energy"??? And then, some of the topics which seem intuitively more important(e.g. respiration) are glossed over or given nominal treatment. The whole thing is like 30 or so pages, so I don't want to go through this thing if it's not accurate. Plus, it hasn't been updated since 2003 or so. How accurate is it? It's scaring the crap out of me.
     
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    It's fairly accurate. I don't think the topics themselves have really changed much, which is why older content review books are still helpful. While it may list everything, it certainly does not tell you how much everything is emphasized on the test. For instance, some things you're unlikely to see, but others show up on most tests.
     
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    Ahh.. I see. Thank you.

    I'll guess I'll go read about lasers now. :)
     

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