Foundational Concept 2: Content Category 2C

Foundational Concept 2: Content Category 2C

Content category 2C within foundational concept 2 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT exam primarily focuses on the processes of cell and nuclear division. This content category also looks at the mechanisms that govern cell differentiation and specialization.

Overview of Foundational Concept 2, Category 2C

Via the Association of American Medical Colleges, the specific content in category 2C within foundational concept 2 of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT exam covers the following:

  • Cell Cycle
  • Causes of Cancer
  • Genetics of Cancer
  • Basic Properties of Cancer
  • Processes of Meiosis and Gametogenesis
  • Mechanisms Governing Cell Specialization
  • Mechanisms Governing Cell Differentiation

Also via the AAMC, the following illustrates all of the topics and subtopics you need to review to be prepared for category 2C of foundational concept 2 in this portion of the MCAT exam:

Foundational Concept 2 Content Category 2C

Photo: Association of American Medical Colleges

Though there is no specific period of time in which you will have to complete category 2C in foundational concept 2, you are only allotted a total of 95 minutes to finish the Biological and Biochemical Foundations Living Systems section of the MCAT exam. Category 2C will make up a small portion of the 59 total questions in this section. All test questions in this section are a combination of both passage-based and discrete questions.

 

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