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Questions about PCAT?

Asked by anonyjelly16 (747points) July 6th, 2008

Can anyone tell me 1) whether the PCAT is a difficult test? 2) How long it takes to prepare for this test? 3) if there is a company that specializes in training for it (e.g. Testmasters is known for preparing law school applicants for the LSAT).

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Ask your local pharmacists to help get you started..

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(1) Yes.
(2) It depends on how much you know now and how well you intend to score.
(3) Kaplan has PCAT classes, but they’re also a miserable, despicable company that I hope goes out of business. They only offer the classroom courses a few times a year and only in major cities. Also, they will cancel the class with almost no notice if the enrollment is too low—which it almost always is. Their general scheme is to advertise a class, convince you to enroll in it, and then cancel it at the last minute and offer you some kind of tutoring package or an online course. If you opt to go directly for the private tutor, it will cost you a couple hundred bucks an hour.

My unsolicited advice is to get a bunch of prep books and practice, practice, practice. And if you get stuck on a question, feel free to send me a private message and I’ll see if I can help. I never taught the PCAT but I did teach a couple rounds of MCAT courses, and there’s a lot of overlap.

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