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Examkrackers or Berkeley Review for MCAT prep books?

By | 2018-05-10T11:15:26+00:00 May 1st, 2018|MCAT Prep|

The Berkeley Review (vs. Examkrackers) I think I can offer some useful advice on the question of Examkrackers or Berkeley Review for MCAT prep. I used full sets from both companies during my own MCAT prep. Both are outstanding choices for MCAT prep books, no matter who you are. I found both incredibly useful during [...]

Kaplan vs Princeton Review: best MCAT prep course, and why?

By | 2018-04-24T13:22:32+00:00 April 18th, 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.

What GPA/MCAT combo will get me admission to medical school?

By | 2018-04-25T17:25:10+00:00 April 17th, 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!

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-04-25T18:03:18+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Medical School|

This is an age-old question for premeds trying to decide on the MD vs. DO route. Whether DOs make as much money as MDs depends on some specific factors, like residency, region, specialty and number of hours worked. This post focuses on salary. You can also check out our post on other differences between DOs [...]

Self-paced MCAT prep class: more “chill”

By | 2018-04-26T16:22:14+00:00 April 14th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT prep class: smart option? On this website, we've assembled lots of advice to help you choose the best MCAT prep route: 1. You can study independently, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. 2. You can take an MCAT live prep course, [...]

Do admissions committees check social media posts?

By | 2018-04-26T16:53:39+00:00 April 12th, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Is it true that medical school admissions committees check social media accounts when reviewing applicant files? In this day and age, asking if admissions committees check social media is just...well, naive. Of course they do! Or at least they can... Imagine you're on a medical school admissions committee and you're about to turn over a [...]

Medical school scholarships can help to minimize med school debt

By | 2018-04-30T16:03:37+00:00 April 7th, 2018|Medical School|

Medical school scholarships from AMA (plus AAMC/ABFM) Medical school scholarships are out there for those willing to search and apply. If you’re one of the lucky ones who wrapped up your undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out of med school with as little [...]

MCAT prep class discounts: these are DEEP!

By | 2018-04-27T17:46:39+00:00 April 7th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

These MCAT prep class discounts are our BKS* (best kept secret)!! Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for premedFAQ.com visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep class discounts the companies have passed along to us, we're passing along to you. They are generously offering some of their deepest MCAT prep course discounts, to help fit a [...]