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classes for mcat?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by drew's your daddy, Feb 15, 2002.

  1. drew's your daddy

    drew's your daddy Junior Member

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    besides the usual pre med requirements, are there any other classes that you feel helped you on your mcat? ive heard that anatomy, genetics, biochem and physiology are helpful. is this true? are ther any others?
     
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  3. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member

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    hey..I heard analytic chemistry and p-chem might be helpful too, but let me warn you p-chem is a pain in the ass!!!! don't take it unless you have to (for major purposes!!!). I know a couple of people that are top students, but they were just happy to pass the class after taking it...anyways good luck!
     
  4. kristyTSU

    kristyTSU Junior Member

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    I took genetics and physiology before the MCAT, and I found them very helpful.
     
  5. ccryder

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    I definitely found Biochem to be helpful.
     
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    UCMonkey Senior Member

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    I'll second genetics and physiology. Definitely genetics more than physio. As for biochem, I didn't find that there were that many (if any) problems outside the realm of organic chem. I also took the MCAT in August, 2000, so things may have changed since then.
     
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    I only took the basic premed req.s and I felt I was at a major disadvantage...I've heard human phys helps a lot
     
  8. Mr. Furious

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
    <strong>I only took the basic premed req.s and I felt I was at a major disadvantage...I've heard human phys helps a lot</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ya know, whoever that is in the new picture, I like her better than Brittany.
     
  9. PMPMD

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    I think it's Shakira. Shakira is hot! Who cares about the MCAT?
     
  10. Doctora Foxy

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    I switched the pic to Shakira because I'm sick of Britney's superficial barbie doll attitude. I don't like her music or her dull personality. I just thought she looked cute in that picture.

    But Shakira has flava! And I feel latina today, so there ya go! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    p.s. I'm glad such a serious post was #700! :D
     
  11. FLY

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    700 posts in a month.. oh man....
     
  12. FLY

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    right when I finished with typing that.. it became 701.... wow...
     
  13. spicoli

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    I took poetry. Yep. Poetry.
     
  14. Mutterkuchen

    Mutterkuchen Senior Member

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    Back to the topic. . . for the love of god don't take p-chem. The class sucks, is very abstract, and will be of no use to you on the MCAT. Analytical chem might help, but only to reinforce what you learned in Gen Chem.

    Based on the practice tests I have seen, I'd stick with biochem, genetics, and maybe physio if you are so inclined.
     
  15. spicoli

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    yeah,

    poetry is rad.

    --spicoli
     
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  17. drew's your daddy

    drew's your daddy Junior Member

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    thanks everyone. any thoughts about anatomy?
     
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    There is little or no anatomy on the MCAT...just physiology, and pretty basic phys. at that. I had to take phys. for my major, and it definitely helped out. My friend who hadn't taken it mentioned that he felt underprepared for some of the questions. If you're taking Princeton Review (which I highly recommend), they'll go over what you need to know. I wouldn't take a physiology class just for the MCAT, but if you're applying to the Texas schools, you need an extra year of bio. lecture, and physiology would be a good one.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by pdxstudent:
    <strong>Isn't Shakira from europe? Or is she from a latin american country?

    Anyway, doesn't everyone have to take anatomy and physiology sequences in order satisfy prerequisites?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">no, generally speaking.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by pdxstudent:
    <strong>Isn't Shakira from europe? Or is she from a latin american country?

    Anyway, doesn't everyone have to take anatomy and physiology sequences in order satisfy prerequisites?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Shakira is colombiana, I believe

    Anatomy and physiology are not required for med school....I can't think of one that has it as a requirement, but some might.
     
  21. Catalyst

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    Shakira's from Columbia, and her father is Lebanese. She's amazingly hot, has anyone seen her new video, "Underneath Your Clothes?"
     

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