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MCAT question

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - DO' started by CareRx, May 2, 2002.

  1. CareRx

    CareRx Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 27, 2002
    Hello all:
    I am a freshman and very new to the forum.
    Can anybody tell me if I need to take Biochem to get ready for MCAT? Anything else besides pre-med requirements (chemI,II, org chemI,II, bioI,II, physics, english)?
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  3. GODO

    GODO Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    Biochem will help because it goes in depth into the mterial, but I found that most of the biochem stuff they asked on the MCAT were coverd in my O-chem and biology classes. I did find that an upper level physiology class helps alot, but thats my opinion.

    good luck
  4. drchris33

    drchris33 MSIV 7+ Year Member

    Jan 25, 2002
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I agree. Most of the stuff you see on the MCAT you will have obtained in your pre-rec courses. Howerver, I would recommend taking Biochem before marticulating to med school. Some of the schools require it anyway, so you might as well get a head start. I actually enjoyed biochem. Everything really comes together as in organic, biology and physiology.
    I will be a first year at UHS this fall; they require biochem and genetics. Genetics would also be beneficial before the MCAT; I took it in April 2001 and I had a lot of genetic-based questions on it.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to email me!

  5. DrMom

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

    Definitely take a physiology class. Most of the biology-related questions are physiology. Also, they are going to be adding some genetics questions so that would be a good class also.

    Good luck!

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