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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by scooter, Oct 31, 1999.

  1. scooter

    scooter New Member

    Oct 30, 1999
    Lawrence, KS United States
    I have been debating on whether to take Mammalian Physiology or my second semester of Physics next semester (I cannot take both because they are offered at the same time). I took a practice MCAT the other day and it seemed that there was a lot of Physics to which I had not yet been exposed. However, there was also a significant amount of physiology questions. Does anyone have any suggestions (i.e. whether I should take physics or physiology for help on the MCAT)?

    Thanks in advance!
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  3. Jim Henderson

    Jim Henderson 10+ Year Member

    Aug 22, 1999
    While it depends on your strengths and weaknesses, generally taking the second semester of physics will be much higher yield than a semester of physiology. Why? Because some general biology overlaps with physiology, and the biological sciences section has biochem and organic and general biology, diluting the physics a little. However, the physics part of the MCAT is just that... physics! Plus, I think I'm more prone to forget physics formulas than biological processes!

    Just my thoughts!

    Jim Henderson, MD editor of
  4. larryj

    larryj Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 1999
    What are you missing for physics? the only things I think that are important for MCAT from physics II are lenses and electicity.... depends how your school breaks it down though...

    Try AAMC's sample exams too.

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