I’m a sophomore planning to take the MCAT during the winter of my junior year (Jan 2022). In terms of the “standard” MCAT classes I still have Orgo 2, Physics 1 and 2, MCDB 310, and Biology 225 (and maybe Biology 305?) to take. I plan on taking Orgo 2 (with lab), Physics 1 (with lab), and an elective psych class during Winter 2021 semester. I am planning on taking classes throughout the summer. I was thinking of taking Physics 2 (with lab) in the Spring semester, Bio 225 (and lab) in the Summer semester, and MCDB in the Fall 2021 semester. Would you recommend taking MCDB sooner, and not as close to my intended MCAT date, or could learning biochem right before the MCAT be beneficial?
Any other guidance on my outlined schedule would be appreciated!
Taking biochemistry (MCDB 310) as close to your MCAT is definitely recommended! Biochemistry is a large part of the MCAT, so it’s convenient to have the information still fresh in your head. As for the rest of your schedule, it looks great! Also, BIO 305 is not required for the MCAT – all the genetics you need to know is covered in any introductory biology class – so don’t need to worry if you’re not able to fit it in before.
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Sara, PMH Advisor