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What should I do?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by JThomas88, Oct 28, 2001.

  1. Hey everyone,
    I am currently in my second yr and am in the process for selecting courses for the Spring, which course should I definitely consider taking first, Biochemistry or Molecular Bio? One of my honors courses conflicts with Biochemistry, should I sacrifice the honors course and put it off till the fall or should I take it in the spring? I plan to take the MCAT in April.
    By the way, is it better to take the MCAT as few times as possible or do med schools stress how many times you take them?
    --Your insights will be appreciated
  2. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator
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    Taking the MCAT once and doing well is probably the ideal situation.
  3. UCMonkey

    UCMonkey Senior Member
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    Aug 26, 2001
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    I agree with mpp. Take the MCAT when you're ready. Its not like the SAT where you take it once to "practice" then once "for real" (at least that's how I did it). Also remember that you only get 3 chances to take (and retake) it. I know of very few people who took the test in their second year, as if I understand right, you are going to do.

    As for your courses, I don't think that either will be a help or hinderance on the MCAT if you do indeed take it in April, since the material isn't that specific. Personally, I would take the class that will give you a work load that will allow you to study specifically for the MCAT. Outside of that, if you can still take both classes you want to take at some point, it seems like a 50/50 situation to me.
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