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Advice & Tips for Premed Students & Medical School Applicants2019-06-26T15:32:31-07:00
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Passing Organic Chemistry—with an A or close to it!

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|

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.

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

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: |

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.

List of MCAT books in 2019 from top MCAT prep companies

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: , |

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.

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Passing Organic Chemistry—with an A or close to it!

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|

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.

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

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Pre Med Undergrad|Tags: , |

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!

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MCAT PREPARATION STRATEGIES

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

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: |

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.

List of MCAT books in 2019 from top MCAT prep companies

By |August 30th, 2019|Categories: MCAT Prep|Tags: , |

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.

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The AMCAS Medical School Application Process

Do admissions committees check social media posts?

By |August 6th, 2019|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: , |

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! [...]

What’s a good science GPA? Is it more important than my cumulative GPA?

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: AMCAS Application|Tags: |

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.

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Federal scholarships for med students help ease debt burden

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: Medical School|Tags: |

Medical students face a daunting challenge: not just getting through the rigors of classwork and clinical hours, but getting out in four years without a truckload of debt. Federal scholarships for med students can help to [...]

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