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Haven't taken anatomy.. what should I do?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by sashagrl259, May 13, 2008.

  1. sashagrl259

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    I haven't yet taken General Anatomy and Physiology, but I have taken General Biology. I want to take the PCATs this August, and I am starting to study for the PCATs very soon - any suggestions on what I should study to make up for this? Any books?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Farcus

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    if you did a search you'd have known that anatomy isn't required...
     
  4. samfromVA

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    I would not take it that way. There will be questions from Anatomy &Phy, but I would suggest u to look at the outlines provided by Pcat web site on what things that you would need for the exam.

    There is a point though, that u don't need to completely know Ana &Phy coz you get required information from regular Biology books. I am talking about Embryo info, Joints info, Organ system info and infos' like that.

    What I would also say is that, you look into only things that u might not know or you think are important. Still, you have enough time to start now and finish by Aug. Best of luck!!!

    Mine is on June.
     
  5. PharmApp2008

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    I thought the test was heavy on Physiology!! I suggest getting the Schaums Outlines for any subjects that you need a crash course on. They are really helpful books!
     
  6. Farcus

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    ehh what? What test are you guys talking about...
     
  7. omnione

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    General anatomy and physiology is tested on the PCAT. However, the questions will not be nearly as in-depth as the courses treat the topics. Taking those courses will help, but not absolutely necessary IMO if you can get a good anatomy & physiology review guide.

    Many of the questions I encountered tested basic knowledge. That was two years ago though.
     
  8. ffpickle

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    The breakdown for Bio, according to the Candidate Info Booklet is:

    20% Anatomy&Phys
    20% Microbio
    60% General Bio

    You should be prepared for all above areas with a PCAT prep book such as Kaplan but you may also want to purchase an MCAT book for Biology which tend to be excellent (albeit, detailed) for learning Physiology
     
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    In my opinion taking anatomy and phys really helped me on the PCAT
     
  10. laimyours

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    I took the PCAT before taking physiology, have yet to take anatomy. I had taken a year of Gen Bio, and Cell Bio. I scored in the 90s. I wouldn't worry too much about it, I just used the Kaplan book to study.
     

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