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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Crookshanks, May 7, 2007.

  1. Crookshanks

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    Hi,
    If I can only take one or two classes other than the prereqs prior to taking the MCAT, which would you recommend? Which one is most important?

    (I'm not a science major)

    ~Julie
     
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    Physiology and genetics. I think physiology used to be more important but now it seems like genetics is
     
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    Yo Julie, hmmmm- I think biochemistry, human phys, and molecular genetics in that order are the most helpful for the MCAT. (Its really late, are you counting cell bio as a prereq, b/c if not, then that one is TOP O' THE LIST). Another class that IMHO will boost your MCAT physic sci score into the upper echelons is P-chem.

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    Thanks guys for replying. For the record, what I meant by "prereqs" was only BIO 1 & 2, CHM 1 & 2, O-CHM 1 & 2, PHY 1 & 2, and maybe Calc and Stats. So ya, anything other than that...

    So basically Genetics or Cell Biology so far....?

    Which is more important between the two of those?

    Thanks!
     
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    Cell-bio mos def. That class will give you the most bang for your 'MCAT study buck'
     
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    Thanks.

    So I take it I shouldn't take the MCAT before finishing O-Chem II, right?
     
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    It's best if you can take the MCAT after completing all the pre-reqs, but if you're still taking organic II while you study, that's fine. Also, in answer to your previous question, I would recommend genetics and/or biochem as well. Either micro or cell bio is a great course to take if you're interested, but neither is a major MCAT topic the way genetics and molecular bio are. Physiology might be a good third choice if you have the time; it seems that a lot of intro bio courses don't cover it very well.
     
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