Anyone else studying for the MCAT?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by DoNoHarm, May 23, 2009.

  1. DoNoHarm macrumors 65816

    DoNoHarm

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    too bad they dont let you take the mcat on a mac....
     
  2. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    Good luck with it DoNoHarm :). We've got a similar exam here in Australia except that it's not computer based. It turns out to be quite a fun day. Especially if you are well prepared. Even more so in retrospect if you do well enough for med school acceptance ;).
     
  3. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i actually have a friend in UWA who's telling me to go to Australia for medical school. Do you know if anyone from the USA does that? Would I be able to apply with just my MCATS?
     
  4. .Andy macrumors 68030

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    I know quite a few people from the US and Canadia that have done this. Some of them are really nice ;). WA would be really nice.

    I'm not sure. You'd have to check with the testing organisation (gamsat.edu.au.) You might have to do our test (GAMSAT). I'm not sure if they do a reciprocal agreement with MCAT results :eek:.

    edit: just checked and you might be OK with just MCAT depending on the university. You should check out WA if that's where you are interested in going :).
     
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    So you're telling me medical schools in Australia only look at MCAT scores for North American students? They disregard your academic record, work experience, extracurriculars, letters of recommendations, interviews, etc.?

    What?

    I better do well on this thing. :p My academic record & other things are strong but I've never taken Physics before (studying it now on my own while I do psych research and work), so I'm scared.
     
  6. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think he's saying that just like here, every school has their own method to their maddness. Some schools may look at an MCAT percentile instead of the Australian equivalent. I don't think those schools will disregard your academic record, work experience, extracurriculars, letters of recommendations, interviews, etc. however....
     
  7. JazzOne macrumors newbie

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    I've been teaching MCAT review courses for about five years now. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions. I recommend you get on the studentdoctor.net forums if you're serious about your test prep. Good luck! Nice reference to Hippocrates BTW.
     
  8. Xfujinon macrumors 6502

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    Ah, the MCAT. Seems like so long ago now.

    Do many practice problems. It always helps.

    Good luck! It isn't as bad as it seems like it is before you take it. Afterwords, it is the biggest relief in the world to have it over and done with.

    Best wishes!
     
  9. DoNoHarm thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks i'm taking kaplan right now and the quizzes are kicking my butt. i'm getting 50-70% on them. I guess that's how you learn though....
     

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