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unitix

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Hey guys, I've been planning on taking both the MCAT and DAT and wanted to make sure the only real difference is the phsyics on mcat? I'm only a sophomore but have been studying for the DATs this past fall and would like to take the MCATs as well in the near future to keep my options open. Thanks guys!

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You are insane......It would be better for you to prepare for the MCAT then take the DAT. MCAT is suppose to be like 10 times harder than the DAT, or I heard......If you can do well on MCAT, you can ACE teh DAT with ease.
 

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You are insane......It would be better for you to prepare for the MCAT then take the DAT. MCAT is suppose to be like 10 times harder than the DAT, or I heard......If you can do well on MCAT, you can ACE teh DAT with ease.

Not true.
 

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I disagree. I think the theory is correct, accept for the PAT and Math section


I think if you are taking the test due to ur ability to pass it and do well on it, and you are deciding ur profession on wat was easy for u to pass, then i think you have ur priorities messed up. And no the DAT is not easier. I have a friend who took the DAT and didnt do so well but scored in the 95 or so percentile on the MCAT. Ur statement is not backed my any real evidence and judging a tests diffuculty on what u percieve to be difficult would be subjective, wat seems hard to u might be easy to some, and wat seems easy to u might be hard to some. Me personally i think its much easier to find a way to become a doctor then it is to become a dentist. If i wanted to do MD i could do wat everyone here in florida is doin go to the AUC or some other univveristy there. Very easy to get in there.
 

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don't waste your time studying for both. i'd say go shadow a dentist & a doctor, make a well-informed decision, and then go study for one of the tests.
 

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Sorry I should have gave a little background. My prospective is Dentistry, and I am shadowing at a dental firm right now. I am not deciding on my future based on my scores, I know what my future holds. I would just like to take both to keep my options open. I have not heard that either is harder or easier at such a great magnitude either. I just wanted to know of main difference, which one is obviously physics. Thanks guys! :D
 

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DAT and MCAT are two entirely different tests. All questions on DAT except RC are stand alone. MCAT is predominantly passage based even in the science sections. I think that methods one uses to study for the tests are entirely different as well.

I would recommend going to a book store and looking through the study materials for both test. I think you would begin to see just how different the exams are. Taking both within a close proximity to one another would be a massive undertaking
 

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DAT and MCAT are two entirely different tests. All questions on DAT except RC are stand alone. MCAT is predominantly passage based even in the science sections. I think that methods one uses to study for the tests are entirely different as well.

I would recommend going to a book store and looking through the study materials for both test. I think you would begin to see just how different the exams are. Taking both within a close proximity to one another would be a massive undertaking


I haven't a clue why I didn't resort to that simple option. I do have an MCAT book however its dated so i will compare and contrast tomorrow. Like I said, this is on the side, I have my priorities in tact. Thanks for the tip! :):)
 
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