A good rule of thumb is that if it can crossover into biology, then it is high yield. If it can crossover into general chemistry, then it is medium yield. If it has limited crossover, then it is low yield. This is not a perfect rule, but a pretty good one that BR has a motto in the classroom.Saw two threads (or two really good posts) on this earlier on the forum, and forgot where I bookmarked them .
Anybody able to help with what you think which Physics topics have remained important, in light of the new 2015 changes?
A good rule of thumb is that if it can crossover into biology, then it is high yield. If it can crossover into general chemistry, then it is medium yield. If it has limited crossover, then it is low yield. This is not a perfect rule, but a pretty good one that BR has a motto in the classroom.
There are certain areas of physics that lend themselves to specific analogs in biochemistry and physiology. Things like blood flow and Poiseuille's Law connect really well. DC current and nerve cells as well as capacitors and electrophoresis are natural pairings. One thing we suggest to our students is to write different topics onto pieces of paper and then draw three randomly. Try to figure a passage based on those three. If you do this enough times, you get into the midst of the writer.
I feel like fluid dynamics... is an essential physics topic to know considering the extremely relevant connections with human physiology, but yeah it seems like everything is fair game. Apparently the August 21st exam just had a crapload of organic chemistry, despite its apparent 'reduction' in testing relevance.^ well....that is very good information to know. I've been trying to focus on a few "high yield" mcat physics topics, but my instructor from TPR literally said that with the new MCAT, anything is fair game.
This should be paid attention to as it is not the first time people have reported this even within the last month of testing.Just took the test today. A lot of physics that was barely applicable to bio/biochem/med. Felt more like a difficult version of the physics question pack (aka more like the old test not the new AAMC fl).
Very frustrating because I was told that many people either didn't study physics and felt fine or studied physics and regretted wasting time on it. If I could go back in time I would have put in more work on physics topics listed in the AAMC outline.