Mar 5, 2010
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I'm currently considering medicine and dentistry as a career. I've thought of other health professions, but it seems I've narrowed it down somewhat to these two.

Can I use MCAT study guides to study the biology, inorganic/organic chemistry portion for the DAT? I figured since they are basically the same knowledge, there should be no difference. The only thing is how questions are phrased on the MCAT vs DAT.

In my case, I would just study the science portion from the MCAT study guide and use DAT materials online to gauge my readiness.

Thank you for your input.
 

ajhalls3

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Jul 19, 2010
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Not to sidestep your question but you might want to spend more time shadowing till you find the right profession. I have seen several people that have both switched after the first year and started over, and those that decided that they were in the wrong one but didn't see a way to change. Figure out what you want first, then go get it with all your heart.
 
Aug 28, 2010
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Not to sidestep your question but you might want to spend more time shadowing till you find the right profession. I have seen several people that have both switched after the first year and started over, and those that decided that they were in the wrong one but didn't see a way to change. Figure out what you want first, then go get it with all your heart.
+1

But to answer your question about study materials, yes the two science sections are mostly interchangeable. From what I have gathered the Ochem section on the DAT might be more detailed and also remember that the DAT is more of a memory recall sort of test and the MCAT is more of a comprehension/recall hybrid test.
 
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