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when is the best time to take physics? during 1st sem and 2nd sem junior year so its real fresh for the MCATs, or sophmore year? thanks
 

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when you feel comfortable tackling it...it really is something you have to figure out on your own...
 

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I took it sophomore year, and it was fine. I'm taking the MCAT in April and am not having any terrible problems with remembering the stuff I learned a year ago. If you would feel more comfortable taking it as a junior, go ahead. We can't make the decision for you! :D
 
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take it soph.......you dont wanna be learning a large portion of physics material on your own for the first time when u should only be reviewing it for MCAT
 

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I took one semester of physics before my mcat, missing the second semester didn't hurt much.
 

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Yes, it can be done over the summer. I took calculus over the summer, which isn't the same thing, obviously, but it is similar enough. It was fast-paced, but it worked out well.
 

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Okay this may be more suited for the MCAT forum but screw it. Does the MCAT physics section have more Physics I than II? Because honestly I am getting a backside SN2 attack by Physics II right now (don't flame me for my horrible Organic Chemistry joke!!!).
 

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That's a great ochem joke, i always giggled when the prof said backside attack. Too bad the rest of my class was a bunch of humorless ninnies. Anyhoo, I took the MCAT last August without Physics II and there were almost no electromagnetism/optics/etc... on it. The only electric charge problem was pretty simple. IMO, you can get by if you just review some of the physics material in the comprehensive review books.
 

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I agree that reviewing/learning the physics material from the review books is doable. However, I seem to remember a couple of electromagnetism problems, a waves passage, and an optics passage on my MCAT, so don't ignore Physics II stuff.
 
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