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mcat before 3rd quarter ochem?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by emedpa, Oct 26, 2001.

  1. emedpa

    emedpa GlobalDoc 10+ Year Member

    Aug 25, 2001
    Taking an Away team....
    do you think it is more advantageous to take the mcat in april before finishing the last quarter of ochem in order to apply to schools earlier or to wait until the august test and apply later? I have heard opinions both ways. smaller applicant pool (early) vs. better score and larger applicant pool.
    thanks-emed pa
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  3. jean

    jean Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I think you should take the exam in April. You can suppliment whatever information you are still deficient in with a prep book or course. It is better to apply earlier then later.
  4. maphilips

    maphilips Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 14, 2001
    I waited till after ochem 2 to take the test, but I didn't notice anything on the test from that semester. Even if there was its nothing you can't study, so definitely take it in april. So many headaches are involved in waiting for AMCAS to send your scores and what ever other unknown problems show up.
  5. Steev2000

    Steev2000 Member 10+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2001
    I have to disagree with those posts above. Don't take it until you are ready. If you feel you are ready for the April, then by all means take it. I know of plenty of students who took the Aug. one, either for the first time or as a re-take, and were accepted. Isn't that the point, to get accepted? It doesn't matter how early you apply, if you get a 12, you won't get in. My advice, try to be ready for the April, but just take it when you are ready. Good luck and take care.
  6. Optimistic

    Optimistic Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2001
    I agree with steev2000,I also think you should not take MCAT until you feel prepared. Good indicator of that will be practice tests. If you take kaplan or any other practice test you will know how you are doing. If you feel you are doing well without finishing o-chm you can go for it.On the other hand if you feel unprepared even after finishing o-chm ,you should not take it. That happened to me . I took o-chm , I took Kaplan and despite of feeling unprepared I took the test and did not do well so....

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