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Medical Schools by State

By | 2017-11-15T13:16:18+00:00 November 15th, 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 [...]

Best MCAT prep course—Kaplan or Princeton Review?

By | 2017-11-15T13:22:16+00:00 November 14th, 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.

Self-paced MCAT course: smart strategy for juniors?

By | 2017-11-15T13:38:21+00:00 November 11th, 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 [...]

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

By | 2017-11-15T13:42:29+00:00 November 9th, 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.

Taking the MCAT: best MCAT study tips

By | 2017-11-15T13:52:01+00:00 November 7th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

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? [...]

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

By | 2017-11-15T14:01:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

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!

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

By | 2017-11-15T14:04:52+00:00 November 1st, 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.

MCAT study schedule

By | 2017-11-15T14:08:52+00:00 October 29th, 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 | 2017-11-15T14:16:43+00:00 October 27th, 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.