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.
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!
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 [...]
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 on your own, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. 2. You can take an MCAT prep [...]
Is it true that adcoms check social media accounts when reviewing applicant files? In this day and age, asking if adcoms check social media is just...well, naive. Of course they do! Or at least they can... Imagine you're on a med school admissions committee and you're about to turn over a coveted seat to an [...]
AMA scholarships for medical students (plus AAMC/ABFM) Why AMA scholarships? College is expensive. But it’s a trifling cost compared to the cost of medical school. If you’re one of the lucky ones who can wrap up their undergrad years without carrying any debt (not an easy feat!), there’s a new financial challenge ahead: getting out [...]
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You'll need to ask the schools you're planning to attend how they treat multiple scores for those re-taking the MCAT.
As you can see, the MCAT test dates are grouped around the most beneficial times for students….early enough in the semester (two in January!) so as not to ruin your whole semester—only part of it—and early enough to take the test again...
Each line of MCAT prep books has unique strengths and weaknesses. It's not a one-size-fits-all purchase pre-med students are making here. And that's why we put this list together: you deserve to go into the MCAT with confidence that your books helped, not hurt, your score.