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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical Allopathic [ MD ]' started by 040111333, 05.20.14.

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  1. 040111333

    040111333 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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  3. Remy LeBeau

    Remy LeBeau 2+ Year Member

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    Buy the AAMC online practice tests. They are worth it.
     
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    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    TPR, Kaplan, and AAMC practice tests are all computer based. If money is a concern, go for the AAMC tests, since they're made by the people who write the MCAT. Going into medicine is expensive, start saving up and getting used to it now. I've spent over $1000 on question banks and books for Step 1, including $580 for the test itself, and each standardized test you take after that is even more money.
     
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    040111333 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    So there is no option to take a paper MCAT?
     
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    EMDO2018 Banned Banned

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    No you cannot take a paper MCAT.
     
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    xffan624 2+ Year Member

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    Invent a time machine. When I took it in 2003 for the first time, it was paper. I was much happier taking a computer based version and I did better as well.
     
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    MeatTornado 7+ Year Member

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    I took the second to last ever paper MCAT in 2006 and have since taken step 1 and 2 on computer along with every test in med school. You should thank god you don't have to go through taking it on paper. Not to mention it used to be longer.
     
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    040111333 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Wait...so none of the exams in medical school are on paper?!
     
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    Ismet PGY-fun SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    Depends on the school. Most of my in-house exams have been paper/Scantron, but we've had a few NBME shelf exams, which are on the same CBT system as USMLEs.
     
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    Not at my school. Welcome to the 21st Century.

     
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    The only thing we took on paper was the anatomy shelf exam during first year ...everything else was on computer including both in-house exams and all other shelf (NBME) exams.
     
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    I hate computer exams, I have no strategy in doing them :scared:
     
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    Practice makes perfect. You get used to it.
     
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