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What books do you recommend?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Medstart108, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Medstart108

    Medstart108 5+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    What books do you recommend for the MCAT to someone who has no university level background in organic chemistry, physics, chemistry and has a small background in molecular biology with very strong backgrounds in human anatomy and physiology?

    I have done physics, biology and chemistry up to Gr. 12 non-AP and studied medicine in university for 2 years (in the UK).
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  3. Ace-Co-A

    Ace-Co-A As & Is 5+ Year Member

    Jul 8, 2012
    So you're going to an American medical school and need to take the MCAT? I'm confused, though, because if that's the case, I thought all schools required Gen Chem, Organic, Physics, Biology at the university level?

    I recommend reading everything you can to prepare for the Verbal section. For the PS and BS sections, other people will probably have superior recommendations for content review.

    Good luck!
  4. MrMention

    MrMention 5+ Year Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    At a Bar near you.

    How did you do on your A-Levels. If you did great on the A-Levels, then you should be able to self study and do find on the MCAT. Nonetheless, I believe you are required to take the pre-req for US medical school. Good Luck.
  5. Medstart108

    Medstart108 5+ Year Member

    Mar 24, 2012
    I'm actually a Canadian who went to the UK for medical school. I'm planning on applying back to Canada for medical school. I actually did take the SAT and SAT II and I scored well in the 99%-99.5% percentile, but of course the MCATs are much harder as the calibre of students taking the MCAT is much higher.
  6. Brain Bucket

    Brain Bucket Oh man, I forgot to bring the marshmallows. 2+ Year Member

    May 7, 2013
    Two steps from Hell
    I took the mcat years ago and it's changed since, but I remember how impressed I was with Examkrackers and Berkley review. I remember thinking that these would be ideal for someone with a non science background.

    As is the case with any standardised test, the most important part of your preparation will be doing a ton of high quality qs. I'm sure there's a ton of guides on how to ace the test.

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