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Discussion in 'Nontraditional Students' started by MacMD1334, May 29, 2008.

  1. MacMD1334

    MacMD1334 The Someday Doctor
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    I am in the process of planning my classes for the first semester of my B.S. Biology program to commence in spring '09. I will be taking a full course load in the summers as well as the rest of the year which will allow me to complete my B.S. in 2 years + 1 semester. This will include opportunities for research, hospital and volunteer internships that I plan to pursue vigorously.
    My understanding is that the MCAT is traditionally taken in the spring of one's junior year and that medical school is applied to in the fall of one's senior year. I will be obtaining my B.S. at an accelerated rate, outside of the traditional 4 year curriculum, so when should I take my MCAT and when should I apply to medical school? Thanks in advance for your input! :)


     
  2. tbo

    tbo MS-4
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    Take the MCAT whenever you've covered all the material, so Gen Bio, Gen Chem, 1st yr Orgo, Gen Physics. That should be it. There's no "magic" time to take it, but it certainly makes sense to take it while all of that info is fresh in your mind.
     
  3. MacMD1334

    MacMD1334 The Someday Doctor
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    Ok, I need to clarify, I'll have all the foundation I'll need to start studying for the MCAT once I have completed:

    Biology I and II
    Chemistry I and II
    Organic Chemistry I
    Physics I and II

    Is this right?
     
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    tbo MS-4
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    Orgo is 1 year's worth, so Orgo I and II. Physics I and II assuming Elec&Mag is covered. I'd highly advise you look into www.aamc.com in the MCAT section and check out some of the basic materials on what's covered.
     

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