Is human physiology or anatomy absolutely necessary for the mcats?

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I just can't fit in this class before the time that I plan to take the MCAT, should I just study like crazy in the bio section and take it or just push back when I take the MCATs so I can fit the class in? This is really not what I want because I want to get done with the MCATs early.
 

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No, it's not necessary, but it would help. I did fine without those classes (Physiology would help you more, Anat not so much). You're going to have to study a little more though. Don't rush taking the MCAT.
 

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I received a really poor treatment of physiology in my AP bio class, so I think physiology this semester has been a great help. If you got quite a bit of physio in your general bio, then it might not be as necessary as it was for me.
 

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I'm also taking physiology and I admit that it really makes the passages easier to read since your familiar with the content. Btw, I was looking through the EK Bio review book and I would say more than 50% was physio content so I'm guessing it might be beneficial to take some physio class.
 
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Well humans are mammals, so it will probably be alright.
 

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Would mammalian physiology be sufficient?

Yes. It's more to get you into how to think about the function of the body and how X parameter will affect Y other parameter. Physiology, IMHO, is the most helpful supplementary course for the MCAT besides the required courses (bio, phys, org, chem).
 

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Yes. It's more to get you into how to think about the function of the body and how X parameter will affect Y other parameter. Physiology, IMHO, is the most helpful supplementary course for the MCAT besides the required courses (bio, phys, org, chem).

Niiiiiice. Thanks guys!
 

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Along with my completion of all the pre-reqs, I took AP biology, college Anatomy/Physiology and an EMT-B class in highschool which I gained a total of 19 credits from. Do you think that with those classes behind me I will be able to follow questions regarding such material?? The reason I say this is because I am also in a similar boat .. I plan on taking the MCAT in the summer after studying and taking a kaplan class ... and im taking human physiology in the fall.
 

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I'm in the same situation as many of you.

I have taken all my pre-reqs, along with genetics, biochem, etc. However, I have not taken physiology or cell bio (will be taking cell bio in the fall).

I also plan to study for the MCAT over the summer, and teach myself the physiology I need from EK and any other supplemental books.

I told myself that I will not schedule the MCAT until I am consistently scoring 30+ on practice exams. So hopefully, at the end of the summer, I will be in that situation and will be able to then schedule my MCAT for December of this year.
 
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