Yea...that's not true.The MCAT is an easy exam that mostly only tests basic science knowledge and intuition. One only needs to review a few days to get 35+.
Pretty sure he was being facetious like 80% of the other posts in this thread.Yea...that's not true.
Considering you joined the site recently and you only have 4 posts, half of which are bragging about how great you scored on the MCAT and how "easy" it is, I'm going to go ahead and say you're a troll.
Just reviewing content only takes you so far. Practice passages and practice AAMCs are where you really learn how to tackle the MCAT. And these take a heck of a lot longer than a "few days."
I ask because one of my buddies told me he studied for one year and got a 42. Not sure whether I should believe him, but don't see any reason for him to lie about it.
Anyone else heard anything ridiculous like this?
Was the guy named Doogie? Just saying.Yes. I heard of a guy at my school that studied right out high school (AP all the med school prereq) and got a 42.
Yea, it might work for you but it doesn't work for 99.9% of MCAT-takers. Most schools don't "teach to the MCAT." So you really shouldn't be doling out advice that won't work for most people and in fact, has a chance to hurt them (if they do follow your advice).I'm being serious though.
Just played the theme song in my head. Is it okay if i cite doogie howser as the reason i want to be a doctor?Was the guy named Doogie? Just saying.
ETA: For those who may not get this joke, it's an old TV show about some genius doc out of med school at really young age. I'm obviously being sarcastic here.
If you have good intelligence and background, this may be true for meeting your MCAT goals, but if you think of MCAT preparation as the final stage in the process of making your general science knowledge base worthy of a doctor, you will understand that MCAT preparation is really about reviewing the core knowledge to be absolutely confident that your understanding of general science is comprehensive and fluent when you take your chair on the first day of medical school. The AAMC is your friend here because the MCAT is a good test over the general science human biology curriculum. I really believe that MCAT preparation is a lot more interesting if you are confident enough to make it not a matter of grades or admissions but of your individual existential sense of responsibility to your future patients. If you become a doctor, it will be because the preparation of your general science knowledge base has been a project of many teachers. It began the day your 2nd grade teacher explained that matter is composed of atoms and it will end when you sit in class as a first year, because then you won't be learning science but medicine. Whether or not you will be able to ask pertinent questions in medical school depends on MCAT preparation, and also later in your career whether or not you will understand health and illness in an effective way for your patients let alone develop new treatments or devices.3 to 4 month max on a lite schedule. Any more then that and you're just wasting time.