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Nope. You don't need anatomy for the mcat and it would be a waste of your time to study it just for the mcat. Just go over the topics that are listed on the aamc outline


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Is learning human anatomy worthwhile for the mcat? I know that the bio section is becoming more and more strange, so would having a good grasp on anatomy help?
I don't think you need human anatomy for the MCAT, but I remember a question in one of the AAMC tests that if I did not take anatomy, I would not have been able to answer it.
 

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Yep, as others have said, Anatomy is hardly useful but the physiology portion on the other hand is extremely beneficial. I don't know about your institution, but we had A&P together. I know some people offer them separately and divide them out, but that seems a little strange to me. But in regards to self teaching, the terminology isn't really something you'll see on the MCAT.
 

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Yup, Physiology is more useful than Anatomy here. Know hormones, regulation processes, etc. At my undergrad, A&P was combined.