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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by supafield, May 12, 2008.

  1. supafield

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    Anyone get a little weary when they read over 500 pages of bio
    and then read the BS topic list to see topics you read nothing about?

    Ie: relationship of mutagens to carcinogens, or inborn metabolic errors?
     
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    mutagens can cause cancer... cancer is uncontrolled cell division. Inborn metabolic errors are mutations that are transferred from parents to son. What more do you need to know that TPR or other companies haven't covered. The extra details like p53, background info, and experiments will be given to you during your exam. Just know the basics REALLY, REALLY well and you'll do fine (i.e. interphase-->mitosis and Mendelian inherience).
     
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    haha all right then...

    I just peered through the list and the first heading I saw was mutations some of which there were no mention of in my studies....
     
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    GREAT words of wisdom. If you know the terminology and the typical examples for the topics on the AAMC list, you'll be fine.

    And no matter what, there is always going to be a weird passage on the exam that either presents a daunting topic in the text of the passage but follows that with simple questions OR they mix multiple subjects in one passage.

    You can't prepare for every passage, but you can prepare for how to deal with weird passages. Just know your basics!
     
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