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About Bryce Johnson

Bryce is a professional writer, editor, and admissions consultant. He’s between undergrad and medical school at the moment, trying to get out of debt before takes on a lot more. If you like how he writes, you might consider having him help you with your personal statement.

MCAT prep books in 2017: a comprehensive list

By | 2017-11-27T12:23:02+00:00 November 15th, 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 getting an A in Organic Chemistry even possible?…and what if I get a C in a pre-med class?

By | 2017-10-23T12:14:51+00:00 September 12th, 2017|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.

Pulling an all-nighter studying: best energy boosters

By | 2017-10-09T17:43:22+00:00 August 12th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

That infamous procrastinator's trick: pulling an all-nighter for study... You've got to study a lot, and sometimes that means marathon cram sessions or all-nighters. Sure, none of the stuff we use to keep our energy and focus levels up is very healthy, but sometimes you've gotta do what you've gotta do. Here's a pretty good [...]

How do I pay for medical school? What can I do to reduce my debt?

By | 2017-09-21T17:25:31+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Medical School|

Average medical school tuition in 2011-12 was $25,000 for in-state students; $46,000 for out-of-state. At private medical schools, tuition averaged $43,000. How does one go about paying for a medical school education? With a combination of loans, scholarships and creative research, you should be able to graduate with a manageable debt load.

Is MCAT self-study a good idea, or do I need to take an MCAT prep course?

By | 2017-09-21T17:23:34+00:00 June 1st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

In response to the question: "Is MCAT self-study a good idea?" the answer is... It depends. Like most things in the pre-med realm, there's no one answer that's right for everyone. Facts to keep in mind You can spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for live and online courses (or $6,000-$9,500 for Summer Immersion), and [...]

My MCAT prep study schedule for pre-med procrastinators: MCAT prep in 8 weeks!

By | 2017-09-21T17:27:50+00:00 April 8th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

I started by reading the Examkrackers Complete Study Package, then taking practice tests every 2-3 days. I added reading from the Berkeley Review full set, and finished by taking a practice test every single day, followed by a 3-4 hour review session. That's it!

My review of the Altius MCAT prep course

By | 2017-09-12T15:34:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Should I go with the Altius MCAT prep option? I think the Altius MCAT prep course is somewhat unique in its offerings, which is why I'm reviewing just Altius in this post... Altius MCAT Prep is available in several cities in Utah, as well as Portland and Corvallis, Oregon; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; Lawrence, Kansas; [...]

Will reading The Economist really improve my MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning score?

By | 2017-09-12T15:37:59+00:00 March 29th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

If you've started prepping for the MCAT, you not only know the MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section is mind-numbingly hard, but you realize that it accounts for a hefty part of your overall score. Verbal reasoning is a skill, and getting good at it takes practice. There are lots of tips and techniques you’ll get in your [...]