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MCAT Bio

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by pbehzad, Aug 12, 2002.

  1. pbehzad

    pbehzad Faddayy 7+ Year Member

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    I was wondering does the Bio section of MCAT deal with any plant biology or fungus biology or is it more human related biology? Should we study plants, fungus, etc for the mcat?
    Im not taking the mcat anytime soon, but i was just wondering.
    To those that take it this weekend, good luck :) !
     
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  3. Ibrahim05

    Ibrahim05 Member 7+ Year Member

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    i think mcat bio doesnt deal with plants and fungi
     
  4. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    No plants or fungi (unless they find a way to tie it to a clinical issue). I wouldn't spend time on them.

    The BS section includes primarily physiology and organic with some genetics and other human-related biology.
     
  5. pbehzad

    pbehzad Faddayy 7+ Year Member

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    thanks for the quick responses.
    Dr. Mom how you doing? did you start school yet, if so how is it?
     
  6. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Doin fine. Thx for asking!

    Started orientation today. Just some general presentations, registration, fin. aid, etc. The MS2s did some skits for us in lieu of presenting really dry info. We'll start our BLS (CPR) class tomorrow and have lab orientations. Other misc. stuff for the rest of the week.

    Actual classes start next Mon.
     
  7. uffda

    uffda Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    according to the MCAT Student Manual (from AAMC), bio topics include

    Fungi
    1. major structural types
    2. General life history and physiology

    so I'd know fission yeast, budding yeast, asexual and sexual reproduction, sporulation, hyphae, external digestion, that they are eukaryotes, etc.
     
  8. nero

    nero Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    i say study it if you want a 14 or 15.........but just the basics of differnt types of reproduction and development.......and have a good understanding of the bascis of evolution............they alkways throw in one or two questions about some type of reproduction or development or something fromt hat area.........and 2 questiosn can drop you to a 14 or 13 or below........no reason to miss these basic qs................

    nero
     
  9. limit

    limit Molesting my inner-child 10+ Year Member

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    What is that exactly?
     
  10. rCubed

    rCubed taiko master 10+ Year Member

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    just a guess, but r those the second year med students?
    if that's the case....have fun at med school, DrMom, or at least try to :D

    hope u enjoyed the BLS class, is it a compressed one day version?
     
  11. DrMom

    DrMom Official Mom of SDN Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    MS2= 2nd yr med students

    The skits concerned school policies, rules, etc.

    BLS is in 2 partial days. Today we did the classroom portion and took the written exam. Later this week we'll do the skills with the mannequins (sp?). They've scheduled 2-2.5 hrs for that.

    Hopefully I'll have fun!!:D
     

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