PCAT vs OAT

michelle_is_me

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Hey guys:

First time posting here. I don't know if anybody will actually be able to answer my question but I was geared up toward pharmacy and took the PCAT last year and found it not-too-shabby with some studying. I'm now planning to take my OAT sometimes this summer and I have no idea how to go about doing it. I was just wondering if anybody here has taken both and can tell me how different they r?

Thanks!
 

jMoo

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ive taken both before; however, i had a big gap between the two. i took the pcat oct 2004 on paper. i took the oat sept 2006. the pcat focused more on ochem and the bio was easier. the oat ochem is easier, but more math necessary throughout. for the oat, you would have to brush up on physics. besides that...the rest is pretty much the same. if i recall though, pcat made us write an essay which wasnt counted, but oat doesnt have that. hope thats helpful.
 
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