medictech13 said:I am n the process of thinking where to take my NMAT...here in California or in the Philippines...I dunno when? what they need?....or whatever so help me out in here aigt?! I'll wait for you...Pleaseeeeeeeeeee
a_cube07 said:if youre interested in taking nmat here in the Phlippines
try to call these numbers for inquiries.. (63)(02) 894-1392;8943686;813-3691. Nmat here in the PHilippines are conducted either on april or december
medictech13 said:thank you
car2x said:I was wondering if anyone could help me decide on something before applying for a philippine medical school.
I have emailed DLSU and St.Lukes and they told me that they don't require applicants like me to take the "recommended" courses before medical school and I should concentrate on getting a good score on the NMAT.
However, I don't have any science background at all. I'm about to graduate with a BA in Psychology from a Canadian university and would like to get into med school. But, I'm afraid that my lack of knowledge in the sciences could affect my performance in medschool and the NMAT. Although, I am thinking of studying for the NMAT from this coming April until december or next april...would this be sufficient time to study for the NMAT with a private tutor even without any science courses taken in university?
phlipsquad said:Hi car,
I think that's more than enough time. I studied for mine in 2 weeks. Nevertheless, I took the MCAT a few months before that, and had studied for 2 months for the MCAT. Have you taken the MCAT? If you have, then you are more than ready to tackle the NMAT. In my opinion, the MCAT is very difficult while the NMAT is so easy. It's all basic sciences. I was a Biology grad, who had some trouble with the MCAT but aced (90th percentile)the NMAT. So, if you have taken an intro bio, chem, and physics in college, don't worry. Also, I used this MSA reviewer book, which my friend bought from the phils.
Car,car2x said:Thanks Saipan and Spartan! That really helped me clear things up. I've been asking people around this problem and most people just want to "get in" without really thinking about what's going to happen once you're in. Reading the comments from you guys really helped me decide on what i should do next... i guess i'm off to complete a 2nd degree or finish some science courses when i arrive in manila in april. thanks, if you guys know of any post-baccalaureate premedical program in manila please tell me. thanks
I see now.I assumed you were psychology (pre-med).Im sorry, then I agree with both spartan and saipan. I think its better if you get the basics first. You should take the pre-med course. Btw, I think most, if not all, schools in the Phils require that you take bio, chem , and physics. I think high school science is insufficient.Once you have done them then take the NMAT. Good Luck.
phlipsquad said:Hi Medic,
If you are in the states, you should take it here. It saves you money. I mean, I took the NMAT last year. Its cost was like $375.COuld be a little bit more now, but no more than 500 dollars. Round trip tickets to the philippines is like 800-1200 dollars depending on the season. Taking it here would definitely save you money.
bleudsky said:car2x - what is/are your target medical schools here in manila? some schools are very strict in completing in the required minimum # of units for medicine (like UST). they check it through your transcript of records (a photocopy will suffice). i have a classmate who took ab psych as his pre-med but had to wait for 2 yrs before he was able to enter medical school. he didn't take any 2nd course. he just enrolled for some science subjects (i.e. comparative anatomy) just to reach the # of units required. hope this could help.