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Should I re-take the MCAT? How do medical schools treat multiple MCAT scores?

By | June 13th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

You'll need to ask the schools you're planning to attend how they treat multiple scores for those re-taking the MCAT.

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 [...]

Writing a personal statement: these are big DON’Ts!

By | May 9th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Here are some suggestions: avoid generalities, maintain a good tone, don't get political, and don't revisit grades or test scores.

Shadowing: Make the most of the experience!!!

By | May 7th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

How to Maximize Your Shadowing Experience Shadowing is a vital component of any well-rounded application. It’s tremendously important that you shadow multiple doctors in different specialties. This can be just a box checked off your pre-med to-do list, or it can be a growth experience for you. Honestly, admissions committees will probably just want to [...]

Med school application timeline

By | March 10th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Med school application process: from MCAT prep through med school interviews It’s January, and for a lot of you that means getting serious about MCAT prep and thinking ahead about your med school applications. While some of you have been studying ferociously for months, I would imagine that the majority of you med school hopefuls are just [...]

Should I re-take the MCAT?

By | September 3rd, 2016|AMCAS Application|

Don’t compare your MCAT score with your classmates’ scores, but with those of students accepted to the schools you want to attend. For a lot of schools, a 28 or 30 is a very respectable number.

Is my pre-2015 MCAT score still valid?

By | June 5th, 2016|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

But 2018 will be the last application year when pre-2015 MCAT scores will be accepted at most schools.

When should I apply to medical school?

By | May 9th, 2016|AMCAS Application|

When to apply to medical school...here's a quick and simple answer! Want to apply to medical school? It boils down to three main steps: (1) Deciding on the medical school program(s) you want to pursue (2) Taking the MCAT; working hard in pre-med classes (3) Applying to the schools you want to attend Deciding on a medical [...]

How many full-length MCAT practice tests (CBTs) should I take?

By | February 3rd, 2016|MCAT Prep|

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.