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Microbio or Physiology, Which is More Important?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by premed21, May 29, 2008.

  1. premed21

    premed21 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    I was wondering which class is more important in preparing someone for the MCAT: Microbiology or Physiology? Are there more Microbio questions or physiology questions on the MCAT generally? If I can take either one or the other, which one should I take?

    Thanks in advance
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  3. endocardium

    endocardium 2+ Year Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    Physiology by a landslide; there were lots of physio questions in BS, if I recall correctly. I remember a micro question, or two, but you can easily learn all the micro you need through a simple MCAT review book, or something of the sort. Don't neglect your physiology, however. Really know it.
  4. bluemonkey

    bluemonkey 7+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2007
    Physio without a doubt.
  5. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    I would say that most of the microbiology you would need to know for the MCAT was probably covered in your BIO 101 class. Take the physio.
  6. premed21

    premed21 7+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    Thanks a lot for the replies.

    I have two semesters left before I take the mcat, so I will most likely take both of these classes. Because I am preparing for the MCAT this summer and will apply to med schools next summer, I want to be prepared as early as possible with the most relevant material so I can review these sufficiently before I take the MCAT. Thus, I will probably take physiology this fall, and micro next spring. This way, I will have time to review what I learned in physiology as I am further preparing for the MCAT.
  7. mterp45

    mterp45 Banned Banned

    Jun 2, 2007
    physiology is more important than micro but have you taken genetics? genetics is also more important than micro. Most genetics classes cover bacterial genetics which is probably the most tested subject of microbiology. In fact, I am going to say this year, genetics has been more important than physiology.
  8. What up doc

    What up doc FLASH 7+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    physio w/ out a doubt...but most def take genetics...i feel like most of micro can be easily reviewd on ur own or is already covered in a gen bio/genetics course...genetics however prepares you the best for the bs section imho

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