A source for pre med students to learn about MCAT prep, which books and materials are best, and how to time in with your medical school application.
What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???
Which MCAT prep course? For your benefit, we've written basic, as-unbiased-as-possible reviews of each program we have experience with or have found reviews of on the interwebs.
Our students take up to 19 full length practice exams during their content, strategy and method review, so they are not blindsided. In this way they're more likely to improve their MCAT score.
Is there any benefit to studying for the MCAT before pre-med classes are out of the way? -Megan A. First of all, you only need an introductory level of knowledge of physics, general chemistry, biology, and organic chemistry for the MCAT. Some passages may describe upper-division topics, but correctly answering the questions will not require [...]
Take at least 6 practice tests over the course of your studies. In my opinion, this was the most important part of my MCAT prep.
When should I take the MCAT? And how soon should I start prepping for it? Let's just say, I hope your question is hypothetical. Because if you're reading this answer, then you're likely nearing the end of your pre-med career and you've been prepping for the MCAT for what, two or three years? That said, you'll [...]
I can't offer as much detail on ExamKrackers or Berkeley Review since I don't live anywhere near one of their prep centers. All in all though, judging by the quality of books they produce and user reviews on SDN, if you live close to one of these companies, you should definitely check them out. To be clear, this [...]
Kaplan Online or Kaplan Self-Paced—the envelope please! So here's a quick rundown on the features of two remote online options offered by Kaplan: Kaplan Online or Kaplan Self-Paced. They both nix the classroom option, giving you greater flexibility and freedom. So, drumroll....here they are: MCAT Advantage Online; and MCAT Advantage Self-Paced With its penchant for filling every possible [...]