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Hey Bruin post-mcaters...

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Nomemory, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. Nomemory

    Nomemory Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2001
    Has anyone here taken the mcat before taking (or while taking) the 3rd quarter of o-chem and if so how'd it go? Thanks.
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  3. sjordan

    sjordan Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    i took the mcat w/o the 3rd quarter of o-chem and the bio section still went pretty well. i think 2 quarters is enough. and honestly, you need to know about 1/100 of what you learn in the first 2 quarters. you just need to understand the basic concept(i.e. general reactions that aldehydes/ketones undergo) but no crazy mechanisms! good luck.
  4. Dr. Don

    Dr. Don Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Dec 15, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I took the MCAT right after 3 quarter of o-chem and scored double digits on bio....but to be honest with you I didn't think that quarter of o-chem really helped...just focus on your sN1/2 E1/2 reactions that spectroscopy sh-t and you'll be fine....I guess it kind of helped that I tutored o-chem too :)
  5. I think the Berkeley Review O-Chem books are fine for OChem studying. I hadnt taken O-chem in 2 years before the MCAT and those books did fine for me.
  6. UCLA2000

    UCLA2000 7+ Year Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    the hospital
    I took the MCAT after 130a and 130AL. I scored double digits on the bio (and I was slacking off in that section because I was terrified of the physics....)
  7. Teach

    Teach Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Edwards, CA
    Just to reiterate what ucla2001 said, I used the Berkeley Review and I took O Chem in 1994(!). I did fine, but I did have to study alot to feel "comfortable" before the MCAT.

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