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help please..........

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by loverboy, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. loverboy

    loverboy Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Guys..I need help with two things...
    1. The highest math course I have done so far is statistics, and recieved an "a" in it..however I don't want to take any more math courses if I don't need em for medschoool.. please help my by suggesting if I should take more math courses or not..
    2. I'm takin my mcats this comin april 2002 and want a know if someone can help me with their mcat prep course..I'm kind a short on money and don't want to spend on kaplan course or so..if I should take kaplan course for sure let me know....
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  3. Atlas

    Atlas Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Columbus, OH
    Stats is all the math you need. To save money, buy a review book for like $60 and look over class notes. That seems to be the most common way to study. Some folks take review classes, but their effectiveness varies...what you put in is what you get out of it. That applies to everything you do as a premed. You can study hard and put the time in on your own and you'll reap the benefits.
  4. Homunculus

    Homunculus SDN Caveman Administrator Moderator Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 24, 2000
    1. no. for the love of everything holy--please don't take anymore math courses
    2. no. a review book and some good notes are all you need :) that and maybe a good study group to keep you on some kind of a schedule, and to pimp each other.

    take it easy

  5. Amra

    Amra A Quiet Voice of Reason 10+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    South Beach, Florida
  6. Smileyfree

    Smileyfree Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    New York
    If your not going to take a course try some rgeat books to get are by Columbia Review. They are called "Columbia Review High Yield". I was taking a MCAT review course at a local medical school and they had those books for us and i'm not kidding when i say that they are AWSOME!!! There are seperate books for each of the subjects on the, chem, orgo, and physics. And they are only $12.95. You'll have to get them online from or because I don't believe that they sell them at any of the stores. Check them out. Hope this helps. Good Luck!!
  7. jhug

    jhug 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 11, 2001
    Valley o' the sun
    Check with the med schools that you plan on applying to- i've seen some require calculus- i took that w/o trig & it's been a challenge :) Now that i think about it i don't think that any DO schools require calculus- so if you are only applying DO your fine! As far as Kaplan goes, the practice tests are the best part! you really get a feel for test day and you see the topics you need to work on the most. it is up to you and your financial situation!

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