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MCAT with one semester of Orgo??

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by bigman99, Oct 30, 2000.

  1. bigman99

    bigman99 New Member

    Oct 29, 2000
    How feasible is it to take the MCAT with only one semester of Orgo?
    Thanks all!
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  3. KMorris3

    KMorris3 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 27, 2000
    I think you could get by pretty well with only one semester of organic. The organic section focuses on a lot of concepts, rather than individual reactions, and you learn the majority of these concepts during the first semester. However, I would definitely recommend studying or at least reading about some major second semester reactions/concepts. These include the properties of aromatic compounds, reactions of aldehydes and ketones, aldol condensation reactions, electrophilic addition reactions, and NMR/IR/Mass spectroscopy. These were the major topics covered in my second semester of organic, and many showed up on my MCAT.
  4. psi1467

    psi1467 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2000
    I'd say it's kind of a toss up. Most of the advice I got, was that it would be no big deal. Unfortunately, I got hammered with a ton of Orgo II. Luck of the draw, I suppose. Yet, if I had to do it again, I would.
  5. jimmybee

    jimmybee Med/Peds Resident 10+ Year Member

    Jul 5, 2000
    PSI....I was just curious about your name. Does it stand for the 1 ATM=14.67 lbs/ sq in. If I remember correctly, that is right.


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