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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by SilleAngyl, Apr 17, 2004.

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Which biology elective helped you most on the MCAT?

  1. Biochemistry

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  2. Cell Biology

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. Molecular Biology

    6 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. Microbiology

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Genetics

    20 vote(s)
    41.7%
  6. Physiology

    11 vote(s)
    22.9%
  1. SilleAngyl

    SilleAngyl Member
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    First of all CONGRATULATIONS! I was just wondering if you could all vote on which Biology elective course you think helped you the most on the MCAT. I have seen threads like these around but I have never seen it in poll form and I thought it would be easier to look at this way, so here it is!
     
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  3. superdevil

    superdevil planning my escape
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    it has to be human physiology. it covers so much...neuro, endocrine, resp, immuno (a little, anyway), etc. its very versatile.
     
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    I think it really just depends on your test form. I cant really see biochem as being that useful though.

    Essential knowledge:
    Genetics
    Human Phys

    btw - i am not a bio major so the only bio class I took aside from the required ones was Genetics (i would suggest taking it).
     
  5. EvoDevo

    EvoDevo Forging a Different Path
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    Agree with Cerb. Depends upon your test form.

    I saw lots of genetics, cell bio and molecular bio. But honestly, if you had to pick just one: Cell Biology. It'll cover most things you need to know.
     
  6. CH3CH2OH

    CH3CH2OH born to be wild-type
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    i agree with evo, cell bio helped me most on the BS. for my form (BM) neuro was useful too (too bad i didn't take it :( )
     
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    Cell Bio at my school covers a lot of molecular bio ground, while genetics was pretty well covered in intro bio. So I voted for Cell Bio. Then again, I haven't taken any of the others! :)
     
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    Can I vote for the second half of Gen Bio?? Most of it was at least TOUCHED on in that class... and what wasn't, was still pretty much in the campbell book. I just remember reading a Q about adaptive radiation, and thinking... Dr. Stark would be so excited!!!
     
  9. SilleAngyl

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    So right now the majority is saying genetics. How in deapth do MCAT questions go exactly? Do questions ask about details? For the genetics, is this the type of information that I can get from my general bio text or does it only come from the genetics course? So I guess I am asking if taking genetics is more helpful or a necessity?
     
  10. UseUrHeadFred

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    I had questions about deletions, one about double crossovers/interference, and had to do a very simple pedigree. Those are all extremely easy. Get a good review book and hit the fundamental concepts. A full text is overboard, in my opinion. This is the one weakness of my Kaplan Comprehensive Review book, not enough genetics.

    But a Schaums outline is way more than sufficient.
     
  11. Kazema

    Kazema In a kingdom by the sea
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    I don't think you really need to take a full-blown Genetics class to do the MCAT genetics. I thought TPR did a pretty good job with it, but I've always been pretty comfortable with genetics so maybe others will say differently.
     
  12. SilleAngyl

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    Thanks for the input, everyone! Anyone else have anything to add?
     

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