Would you drink a beer from this man?
sigh -- doctors don't have to study o chem! but pre-med doctor-hopefuls DO, because the MCAT tests on o chem, and... well that's about it, really.
Right - that’s the issue. Why should pre-meds have to demonstrate their “competency” in Organic Chemistry when they typically don’t “use it” in real life in their daily practices? There is some good news on the horizon, though - the MCATs are undergoing a major revision, called MCAT2015. Here are the changes:
- Natural sciences sections of MCAT2015 reflect recent changes in medical education.
- Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.
- And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
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And general physics hasn’t been in high demand during clinic hours, either.
I was just remembering The Cranquis Memes, and realized it had been a whole year since those came out. Here’s my favorite. (And here’s a link to the rest of them).
Why do doctors have to study organic chemistry anyway?
These British golf fans have an extra spring in their step today after yesterday’s epic Ryder Cup finale. The European team erased a 10-6 deficit on the final day and came away with a 14.5-13.5 victory. The victory helped erase the memories of their own final day collapse in 1999. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
MORFIT: Europe wins with historic Sunday rally
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Here’s how the Europeans won the Ryder Cup!