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Kaplan or Princeton Review for the best MCAT prep course?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 16th, 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.

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

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 16th, 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!

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

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 16th, 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 | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 15th, 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 [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2017-08-18T13:11:28+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 9th, 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 [...]

Medical Schools by State

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Medical School|

Medical Schools by State: A Comprehensive List Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC Here’s a comprehensive list of medical schools by state as of June, 2017. We also have two other lists you can search: —US MD schools by state, and —US DO schools by state, depending on your desired path. In the near [...]

A comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 20th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

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.

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be seeing [...]