Self-paced MCAT course: more “chill,” less drill

By | 2018-02-22T20:52:17+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT: smart option? On this website, we've assembled lots of advice to help you choose the best MCAT prep route: —You can study on your own, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. —You can take an MCAT prep course in the 2-3 [...]

Double major worth it? Advice for premeds

By | 2018-02-22T20:52:29+00:00 February 21st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Is a double major worth it....specifically is it worth all the extra time, grueling effort and stress? There's no easy answer that fits every situation. But here are some considerations when deciding your premed path. Will a double major impact your sGPA? A double major in say, biochemistry/genetics, or chemistry/engineering, or biology/physics, will set you [...]

What GPA MCAT combo will I need for med school acceptance?

By | 2018-02-22T20:55:43+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

A GPA MCAT combo of 3.7/32 will give you a 75% chance of at least one acceptance. But there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that with lower numbers on both fronts (a 3.6/30) you could still get through with great ECs, LORs, and an excellent personal interview!

MCAT study schedule: three options

By | 2018-02-22T20:57:03+00:00 February 19th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT study schedule for acing the test? Search the Internet, and you’ll find countless MCAT study schedules, MCAT study resources, and MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from hearing legendary tales of pre-med gunners on the street. However, what "best" is as elusive [...]

Best MCAT course: Kaplan vs Princeton Review, and why?

By | 2018-02-16T16:35:28+00:00 February 7th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

So what's the best MCAT prep course? In any given year, between 70 and 80% of MCAT takers enroll in a formal MCAT prep course. In this post, I review the courses offered by the two most popular test prep companies, Kaplan and The Princeton Review.

Will disastrous freshman grades keep me from medical school?

By | 2018-02-20T10:57:43+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

This is a common question for premeds: If I do poorly in my first year of undergrad—even getting disastrous freshman grades—should I throw in the towel on medical school, or is there still hope? Don’t throw in the towel This is one of those situations where you might find a smidgeon of understanding and mercy [...]

MCAT prep discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2018-02-09T17:40:43+00:00 February 5th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

These MCAT prep discounts are our BKS* (best kept secret)!! Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep course companies have passed along to us, so we'll pass along to you, their deepest MCAT prep discounts, to help fit a class into your budget. Here are the special discount [...]