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Suddhasattwa’s Answer

Hi Robert,

I recently advised this to someone so here I go again, hope this helps:

These are the topics for MCAT - General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Sociology—it also tests your critical analysis and reasoning skills.

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Section
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Section
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section

Each exam is of 90-95 minutes and you must score 500 and above for good score.

Do check the links i have shared that has the detailed topics and question papers too.

all the best,
Suddho

Suddhasattwa recommends the following next steps:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/article/whats-mcat-exam/
https://www.kaptest.com/mcat/what-is-the-mcat
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Jarron’s Answer

Hello Robert,
In order to prepare for the MCAT, these classes should cover almost everything you need to know:

General Chemistry 1 & 2
Organic Chemistry 1 (Organic Chemistry 2 is helpful but not necessary)
Biochemistry
Introductory Biology & Introductory Molecular/Cellular Biology
Physics Mechanics & Electromagnetism (This is usually a two semester sequence at most universities)
Introductory Psychology & Introductory Sociology
Anatomy & Physiology are very helpful as well but not necessary. You can easily study the organ systems alone.

Any of these subjects can be self-taught using khan academy (which is free) and/or Kaplan/Princeton Review Study guides as well. I have typically heard that paying for a MCAT course is expensive and not worth it from many friends' experiences. However, if you are someone who thrives in a more structured environment that a MCAT course provides, I would not let this advice deter you from looking into it.
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Richard’s Answer

Organic and inorganic chemistry.
Physics.
Biology.
Biochemistry.
Basis research methods and statistics.
Psychology.
Sociology.
Ethics, philosophy, cultural studies as well as population health, social sciences and humanities.
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Estelle’s Answer

Get a good review set of books. My kids used Exam Krackers. Lots of students use the Princeton Review. These books give you great MCAT advice and an idea of really what to expect.
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