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Taking the MCAT: best MCAT study tips

By | 2017-10-14T11:49:58+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Who can you trust for the best MCAT study tips? No one knows you better than you, which is why you're the best person to design the best MCAT study plan for you as you begin this most important ascent of your college career. So which MCAT study tips should you follow, and which can you ignore? [...]

Best MCAT prep course—Kaplan or Princeton Review?

By | 2017-10-09T12:30:12+00:00 October 9th, 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.

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

By | 2017-10-12T15:40:52+00:00 October 9th, 2017|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.

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

By | 2017-10-12T15:41:54+00:00 October 5th, 2017|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.

MCAT study schedule

By | 2017-10-12T20:17:45+00:00 October 4th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT Study Schedule for Acing the Test? Searching the Internet, you’ll find countless MCAT study schedules, and MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own Stretch it out, or quick prep? experience and from those legendary tales on the street. However, as you’ve probably [...]

MCAT prep books in 2017: a comprehensive list

By | 2017-10-09T12:44:07+00:00 October 1st, 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.

Re-submit the same LORs the second time around?

By | 2017-09-27T18:45:52+00:00 September 28th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Re-submit the same LORs if they're targeted to impress! The much-hyped LORs (letters of recommendation) are hyped for a reason. They're hardly a second-tier piece of the medical school application puzzle. In fact, many a pre-med has been undone by an unflattering letter from a professor or previous boss. Several of our posts [...]