That's probably the most qualified statement in this whole threadBad Mojo said:I've taken and taught both. Personally, I'd rather take the DAT than the MCAT. While the science does throw in more general biology stuff (taxonomy, ecology, etc.), it is just one section and it doesn't require the same type or amount of critical thinking that the MCAT does. The novel DAT sections (perceptual ability, quantitative reasoning) can be tricky but are easy to manage by practicing. You do them a few times and you've got it down. The reading and verbal sections on both are tricky. MCAT focuses on higher thinking through more difficult question, but the DAT throws a lot at you in a little amount of time. For reading, though, time was much more of an issue on the DAT for me personally. Overall, the MCAT requires both a comprehensive knowledge base and the ability to rapidly think on a high level.