How do I prepare for MCAT as a business student?
I graduated from university with a business degree and now want to become a doctor. I'm not sure where to start as I've not taken 'science' courses in college only in high school, would 1 year be enough to prepare for MCAT realistically? #healthcare #premed #medical #medical-school #medicine #doctor #MCAT
(1) What courses you would need to apply for the medical school you are applying to, which can be found on individual school websites. But an example is:
English 2 semesters (or equivalent or successful completion of the English requirement(s) at your undergraduate institution)
General Biology with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
Physics 2 semesters with lab (or equivalent)
General Chemistry with lab, 2 semesters (or equivalent)
Organic Chemistry with lab, 1 semester only (or equivalent)
Biochemistry 1 semester with or without lab (or equivalent)
This link has the required courses for Harvard Medical School: https://meded.hms.harvard.edu/admissions-prerequisite-courses
(2) What courses you would need to prepare for the MCAT may be more or less than what you learn in these. For example, even in the pre-med track at my university, I didn't learn as much physiology as I should have, such as hormones, but I got lucky because I studied a lot of psychology to prepare for the psychology and sociology sections of the MCAT. Taking a summer course with both in-person and online live lessons to prepare for the MCAT with Kaplan was worth every penny to make me a desirable candidate applying out of state. They give you all the required textbooks to read through, or you can find all them on a free trial of Scribd (don't forget to cancel it right away). https://www.scribd.com/search?content_type=tops&page=1&query=MCAT%20kaplan&language=1
These are the topics you will need to study: https://www.princetonreview.com/medical/mcat-sections
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
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