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Self-paced MCAT course: smart strategy for juniors?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:53+00:00 September 21st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT: best option? On this website, we've addressed lots of different ways you can prep for the MCAT. —You can take Princeton Review or Kaplan, or one of many assorted courses for the months leading up to end of junior year or the summer immediately after junior year. Here's a review of Kaplan [...]

The best MCAT prep methods for 3 learning styles

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

What's your personal "learning style?" Some MCAT prep companies make the mistake of assuming that one approach fits all test-takers. If you've been preparing for the MCAT, you Visual or kinesthetic learner? likely already know that even “time-tested” methods that seem to work for “most people” may sometimes not yield the best results [...]

What’s a good GPA/MCAT combo for acceptance to medical school—3.7/511?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:15+00:00 September 17th, 2017|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

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!

Kaplan or Princeton Review for the best MCAT prep course?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:08+00:00 September 15th, 2017|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.

Is getting an A in Organic Chemistry even possible?…and what if I get a C in a pre-med class?

By | 2017-09-21T16:47:42+00:00 September 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Participate in class. One of your best resources is your professor, so use her/him when you're in class to clarify concepts. Also make use of your TA when needed. You need to understand each concept before moving on.

Top 10 reasons to go to medical school

By | 2017-09-21T16:47:25+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Medical School, Pre Med Undergrad|

So what are the top 10 reasons to go to medical school? Read on for ours... Most doctors will give you some pretty heady reasons why they chose medicine as a career. Those reasons have probably changed from the time they decided to go pre-med in the first place, since many premeds jump headlong into [...]

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By | 2017-09-21T16:46:31+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Yes, you really can ace the MCAT! As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content from a number of areas: general biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and others. While a mastery of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute [...]

Can customized MCAT tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals?

By | 2017-09-21T16:46:19+00:00 September 1st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep classroom prep, customized MCAT tutoring or online prep? For most future medical students, the question of whether to invest in their MCAT prep has a simple answer—yes! Your MCAT performance is simply too important to leave to chance. MCAT prep can often carry a cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, however, [...]