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MD DO residency match process combined

By | 2018-01-09T02:04:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Medical School|

The two-tiered MD DO residency match system is about to end, as medical students will soon be able to apply using a single accreditation system for all residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for residency matches/fellowships should be finalized. Smoother, more transparent process The Accreditation [...]

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

By | 2018-01-06T10:47:35+00:00 January 4th, 2018|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.

Best MCAT prep course—Kaplan or Princeton Review?

By | 2018-01-06T10:46:59+00:00 January 3rd, 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.

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-01-06T10:46:20+00:00 January 2nd, 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 [...]

Psst! These one-time Princeton Review MCAT discounts are hot!

By | 2018-01-03T14:47:31+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|MCAT Prep|

$400 discount on Princeton Review Ultimate Classroom MCAT prep course If you're planning to take the MCAT in 2018, here's a verrrrry hot tip! Visitors to our website can access the Princeton Review MCAT discounts on their Ultimate Classroom course for 30 days (December 14-January 14). By signing up, you'll save up to $400 off, [...]

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2018-01-06T10:45:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Medical school is a 4-year journey of learning and experiences that prepares you for the rigors of a career as a physician. In this journey, your med school requirements are not your enemy, but your friend! From biochemistry to anatomy, you’ll study and be tested on the scientific foundations of medical treatments and ailments. While you [...]

Science GPA vs cumulative GPA…which is more important to medical schools?

By | 2018-01-03T14:18:07+00:00 January 1st, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Your science GPA (sGPA), or BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math) score is going to be critical to your application, for obvious reasons. Here are some ways to calculate, and raise yours.

Can customized MCAT tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals?

By | 2018-01-06T10:45:07+00:00 December 31st, 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, [...]

Self-paced MCAT course: smart strategy for juniors?

By | 2018-01-06T10:47:15+00:00 December 27th, 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 [...]