hsperson

Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
May 18, 2005
128
1
Status
Is it true that there's no physics 2 on the MCAT? I guess what I'm getting at is: can I take it after only taking Physics 1? Thank you.
 

Nikki2002

Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Jun 16, 2005
13,152
2
Status
Medical Student
omfg!! who told you that because they are not your friend
 
T

Telemachus

A full year's worth of physics is fair game on the MCAT. But you of course won't have questions on every single topic.
 
About the Ads

chaeymaey

1K Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 25, 2003
1,589
2
36
TX
prettydoc.blogspot.com
Status
Fellow [Any Field]
Physics 2 is on there...trust me.
 

jackets5

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
Jan 20, 2005
1,189
12
Status
The MCAT is pretty much all physics 2 or at least mine was. Unless your a physics superstar and can teach yourself the physics 2 material it would be a real foolish move to take the MCAT without the course
 

DrMom

Official Mom of SDN
Moderator Emeritus
15+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2002
43,315
24
wherever I go, there I am
Status
Attending Physician
moving to the MCAT forum...
 

Cooolguy

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Jul 17, 2005
232
0
Status
elelectricity, magnetism, optics...hell yeah its ont here
 

UCLA2000

7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 19, 2001
2,314
4
the hospital
Visit site
Status
Attending Physician
hsperson said:
Is it true that there's no physics 2 on the MCAT? I guess what I'm getting at is: can I take it after only taking Physics 1? Thank you.
What the hell is physics 1 and physics 2>? Courses are different at every school. Maybe physics 2 means physics for physics Gods. Then again, it could mean physics for pre-schoolers. Who knows!?
 

ND2005

1K Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Dec 13, 2005
1,072
1
Atlanta
Status
Pre-Medical
UCLA2000 said:
What the hell is physics 1 and physics 2>? Courses are different at every school. Maybe physics 2 means physics for physics Gods. Then again, it could mean physics for pre-schoolers. Who knows!?
Physics I and II are fairly standarized at most schools. Physics I usually means basic kinematics, Newton's laws, force/momentum, etc. Physics II usually means electricity, magnetism, circuits, quantum mechs/relativity.
 

Non-TradTulsa

Senior Member - Resident
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Apr 17, 2005
1,465
7
Oklahoma
Status
Resident [Any Field]
ND2005 said:
Physics I and II are fairly standarized at most schools. Physics I usually means basic kinematics, Newton's laws, force/momentum, etc. Physics II usually means electricity, magnetism, circuits, quantum mechs/relativity.
I agree - this is the typical breakdown. But, need to include optics in Physics II topics - optics seems to be an MCAT favorite! I hate to join the chorus of laughter... but I cracked-up when I saw this thread. My MCAT was **all** Physics II - not a single kinematics question.

Anyway, as to whether or not you can take the MCAT without Physics II - of course you can. Depending on what questions you get on your form, you might get away with it and you might get nailed. You could try self-study. I've come to believe, though, that the MCAT is tough enough without being deficient in basic courses. I don't recommend it.
 
About the Ads