USMLE v. MCAT

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  1. NE_Cornhusker1

    NE_Cornhusker1 12" Member
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    Anybody read anything about MCAT scores and success on part one of the USMLE? In particular relationships between MCAT Biological Sciences and the USMLE.
     
  2. Sheon

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    Actually, the AMCAS website lists some articles that support the MCAT one of which speaks directly to the predictive value of the MCAT for the USMLE step 1. From what I read the tests correlate pretty well with one another.

    The article I am talking about was from Academic Medicine (I looked it up about 2 and a half years ago). Hope I was a little helpful.
     
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    Maybe I'm not the usual case, but I did pretty well on USMLE Step 1 and just okay on the MCAT.

    I think the main reason is that the stuff that's tested on USMLE was actually kind of fun/interesting to study (compared to physics, chemistry, etc. :eek: )
     
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    Somewhere- perhaps the same article referenced above- I recall reading that MCAT Biological Sciences subscore correlates strongly with USMLE scores. Also, performance on the Verbal Reasoning section has been reported to correlate with better performance in med school.
     

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