MCAT - CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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Chemical & Physical Foundations of BIological sciences
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Breaking Down C/P:

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Length

This section is 95 minutes long and has 59 questions that are a combination of passage-based and discrete questions.

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Coverage

It evaluates your knowledge of basic, non-calculus physics, organic and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry and some biology—all of which are tested in the context of the human body and medicine.

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Understanding

It also tests your ability to understand science passages, interpret visual representations of data, and solve problems based on them.

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Support

To ensure you ace this section, your tutor will help you identify any lingering weak areas within C/P, point you toward the best resources and practice questions, and will ensure you're staying on track.

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Additional Information

Generally, two semesters of general chemistry, biology and physics, and one semester of biochemistry cover the information tested by this section of the MCAT. Additionally, this section requires knowledge of organic chemistry as well as some high school math topics, including algebra, logarithms, trigonometric functions, finding slopes, interpreting graphs, and solving vector problems.

For more detailed information on what is covered in the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Sciences section, take a look at this section of the AAMC's "What's on the MCAT2015?" PDF.

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