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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by pee-jay, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. pee-jay

    pee-jay New Member

    Oct 23, 2001
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    I won't have the second half of physics before I take the MCAT in April '03 is this bad?? Secondly, what kind of extracurricular stuff have y'all done...I'm volunteering at a rural health clinic and I teach Children's Church but I'm really not involved at school much...I was just kinda curious as to what else I can do in the next yr and a half... :p
  2. Rumit

    Rumit Senior Member
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    Sep 17, 2001
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    I took the MCAT in April without having the second half of the last quarter of physics (electro and magnets). I guess that'd be pretty similar to your situation. I was able to learn circuits and stuff on my own well enough to be able to guess intelligently (because that's really all you can do) on the MCAT. I got an 11, which isn't bad. So, yeah, it can be done if you're willing to read ahead and learn things without the aid of a professor.

    As for your EC's, it sounds like you're on the right track. I personally don't think too highly of school activities such as clubs. They always seemed pretty lame to me, but maybe that was just at my school. But, just do what you like and what you think will give you the best experiences. It's better to have lots of experience at one place than little experience at many places IMO.

    Good luck,

  3. spacecadet

    spacecadet Senior Member
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    Jul 2, 2001
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    It had been about 12 years between Physics and the MCAT for me. Needless to say, I didn't remember much about electromagnetic fields and circuits. However, I picked it back up during my prep course.

    I think you could do it. If I remember right, the material is pretty straightforward. If you can handle the right-hand-rule and memorize a few equations you'll probably be ok. Circuits are a big pain in the butt, but I've never been able to do them right and I got a 13PS.

    Don't forget to study optics and vibrations too. :)

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