The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) contains four sections: verbal reasoning, writing sample, physical sciences, and biological sciences. The physical sciences section consists of questions on introductory college physics and chemistry. PHY 111, 112, 113 is intended to help you prepare for the introductory physics questions in the physical science section of the examination. The definitive source of information on the examination is MCAT Student Manual (American Association of Medical Colleges, 1995) which is available in most college bookstores. The following hyper links will direct you to sources of information on the exam, exam preparation, scores, and related information.
American Association of Medical Colleges - This is the organization that is responsible for the mcat exam. Once you get to this web site, select "Search the AAMC Web Site" and enter "mcat" for information. (http://aamc.org)
The Berkeley Review - Home Study Materials - Detailed list of physics topics on the exam along with a list of top 10 goals for each section of the list. (http://www.berkeley-review.com/TBR/bookdetails/physicspart1.html) and (http://www.berkeley-review.com/TBR/bookdetails/physicspart2.html)
MCAT Intensive Review - Concept-by-concept syllabus of their course and of the exam. (http://pw2.netcom.com/~gurel/Mcat_syll2.html)
University Physics, 8th Edition, by H. D. Young - Table of contents of this textbook with notations next to each section which was the subject of a question on any of three sample/practice mcat exams. (http://www.physics.georgetown.edu/Premed_elem.html)
Teaching Physics to Premedical Students - One person's opinion about how physics courses should be taught. Contains an interesting table of average mcat scores vs undergraduste major. (http://www.schantz.com/mcattalk.htm)
Medical Schools Ranked by Average MCAT Score and average GPA (http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~amsa/statistics.html)
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