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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