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Med school application process: what’s the cost?

By | June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Will it break the bank?   Getting accepted to med school takes stellar grades, a great MCAT score, and unique volunteering and research experience, among other things (check out specifics here). But besides brains, determination and a little bit of luck, the med school application process is guaranteed to set you back a few pretty [...]

A comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017

By | June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Each line of MCAT prep books has unique strengths and weaknesses. It's not a one-size-fits-all purchase pre-med students are making here. And that's why we put this list together: you deserve to go into the MCAT with confidence that your books helped, not hurt, your score.

What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

Is MCAT self-study a good idea, or do I need to take an MCAT prep course?

By | June 12th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

In response to the question: "Is MCAT self-study a good idea?" the answer is... It depends. Like most things in the pre-med realm, there's no one answer that's right for everyone. Facts to keep in mind You can spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for live and online courses (or $6,000-$9,500 for Summer Immersion), and [...]

MCAT books: Review of Kaplan, Princeton Review, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review MCAT prep books

By | June 7th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep book sets come in all different shapes and sizes, with varying benefits and upsides to each. There is not one book set that is ideal for every MCAT studier, which is why you really can’t believe anyone who tells you one book set is ‘better’ than another.

How do I pay for medical school? What can I do to reduce my debt?

By | June 6th, 2017|Medical School|

Average medical school tuition in 2011-12 was $25,000 for in-state students; $46,000 for out-of-state. At private medical schools, tuition averaged $43,000. How does one go about paying for a medical school education? With a combination of loans, scholarships and creative research, you should be able to graduate with a manageable debt load.

MCAT study tips

By | June 4th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT Study Tips for Acing the Test? Stretch it out, or quick prep? Searching the Internet, you’ll find countless MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from those legendary tales on the street. However, as you’ve probably noticed by now, [...]

Summer MCAT prep boot camps…burning hot!

By | May 31st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Six weeks of scorching heat! Summer MCAT prep boot camp: Ready? Set! Go. It's time to ramp it up! If you're on the fence about putting the finishing touches on your summer MCAT prep or getting help from the professionals, you are down to the wire for finalizing your decision! Kaplan and Princeton Review both [...]

Is there still a chance I could be accepted to medical school for this year?

By | May 31st, 2017|Medical School|

Re-evaluate your application to find weak areas. You’ll have several months and maybe a year or more to get involved in activities, courses and jobs to supplement your resume and improve your standing the second time around. Use your time wisely.

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Undergraduate research experience for pre-med students

By | May 18th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Undergraduate research experience: a must-have! Your medical school application should display a diverse resume, including good academic qualification (GPA), a respectable MCAT score, meaningful letters of recommendation, both clinical and non-clinical volunteer experience, shadowing hours and undergraduate research involvement. Of that list, most admissions committee members will tell you that three of those things stand [...]