Comments on: New MCAT to include sections on psychology and sociology http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: razi http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-1119830 Mon, 03 Nov 2014 05:31:50 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-1119830 Hi,

This is a message to the sociinstructor. You mentioned some sociology book. Can you email the titles to me at raziye999@yahoo.com

Thanks

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By: Ridiculous http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-551113 Sat, 18 Aug 2012 02:35:45 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-551113 @ ortho resident, i completely agree. as a pre-med student who majored in biology, chemistry and mathematics, i find it disheartening to find the breaks they continue to give to social science majors trying to get into medical school. already the typical Bachelor of Science undergraduate student has twice the workload as a Bachelor of Arts student, and now they are proposing to introduce this new measure to give MORE breaks to an undergrad with an already leinent courseload?

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By: ortho resident http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-550851 Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:46:32 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-550851 More liberal dumbing down of a test. The fact is you can BS your way through psych, try bs’ing through fluid mechanics, or basic EE. As tech is more and more omnipresent in medicine, and we as physicians are more and more dependent on it, there should be a greater emphasis placed on hard science, not less of one.

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By: sociinstructor http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-545712 Sun, 17 Jun 2012 18:42:13 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-545712 My boyfriend is re-taking the MCAT in 2015 after he finishes the peace core. I am a doctoral student in sociology, and teach an undergraduate intro class. When he found out they were including sociology in the exam he came over and showed me the sample questions. I was surprised by how specific some of the questions were (for example, dramaturgy! I laughed so maniacally when I saw that), and took great pleasure asking my students who wanted to go to medical school (it is a required course for undergrads at my institution) and several raised their hands. I told them they might want to hold off on selling back their textbooks. Honestly, everything I saw on the MCAT preview guide was more or less in the intro book and I was able to answer those questions with no problem. My boyfriend was a little worried about it, which he should be if he has never studied the discipline – but that’s just the point, he’s never studied it! As an instructor I get tons of textbook copies sent to me by publishers, so I have a sickening number of them on my book shelf. I glanced through them and found two or three that I thought were comprehensive and easy to understand and gave them to him, and told him to just read and study them in the months leading up to the exam. His BS is in Bio Chem and his MS is in Molecular Bio, and he’s been teaching Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, etc. at the college level for some time now so he is perfectly ready for those areas. He’s just going to look for some intro psychology books (although a lot of the psychology stuff I saw on the test preview was heavily social psych and is usually covered in intro to soci textbooks) and read them. If you are a bright, motivated student who really wants to go to med school, you really don’t need to take a bunch of social science classes if you feel it will put an undue burden on you. Heck, if you want to be a doctor I would sure hope that you were bright enough to teach yourself most things in the social sciences. Get yourself some intro text books and start studying them. Read and take notes, look up concepts you have trouble understanding – most universities have tutoring centers, so if you’re really stuck you can go find a tutor in that discipline to help you or just Google it! If an increasing percentage of incoming medical students had social science degrees, that means they still had to study the heck out of hard science, I saw those questions and it was Greek to me and the soci stuff was Greek to my boyfriend. Doctor’s obviously need to know anatomy, but they also really need to understand things like social epidemiology and racial/gender/SES disparities in health outcomes. It will only make a new generation of better doctors, and honestly, if you’re pre-med and you’re whining about having to take an extra one or two intro classes…I hope you’re never my doctor.

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By: @every premed3 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-533177 Mon, 27 Feb 2012 04:25:29 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-533177 And this is every non premed. Let me guess accounting is sooooo hardddddddd

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By: @SRSLY http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-533120 Sun, 26 Feb 2012 20:54:39 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-533120 Just wait until you get to med school if you are crying now.

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By: @every premed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-532794 Fri, 24 Feb 2012 11:35:56 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-532794 LEGIT, this is every pre-med.

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By: @every premed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-532710 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:04:37 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-532710 You have a hate-hate relationship with your doctor/pre-med frenemies, don’t you?

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By: every premed http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-532704 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:36:24 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-532704 Now I have to take sociology and psych? OMG have you heard about this class I have to take called ORGO??!!1 It’s so hard!!!! I get to bitch to everyone constantly because I chose a hard major!

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By: SRSLY? http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/02/23/new-mcat-to-include-sections-on-psychology-and-sociology/comment-page-1/#comment-532701 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 20:21:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=35868#comment-532701 DEAR GOD. If you need future doctors to have better people skills, then perhaps they should get out of the classroom more… instead of teaching it. – An overworked, under-appreciated, tired, and annoyed pre-med student, currently residing/crying in Blommer Science LIbrary.

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