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About Brooks Johnson

Pre-med just finished my last year of university, sat for the MCAT in June and got acceptance to my preferred school. Awaiting news on one other med school where I'm on the wait list! Volleyball, sports and travel are my passions.

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.

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 16th, 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.

Best MCAT books by subject

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 June 14th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When looking for the best MCAT books by subject, it’s hard to find reviews for specific books. If you take a class with Princeton Review, Kaplan, Examkrackers and other MCAT prep companies, your MCAT books by subject, CDs and online resources will be included in the cost of the class. However, that doesn't prevent you [...]

How do I write a personal statement for my med school application?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

A personal statement is your chance to sell yourself to the admissions committee (adcom) at the medical schools you want to attend. Yes, it's a bit of a brag. You’re putting together the rationale for the adcom committee—and the medical school—to include you in a very select group of students that will both represent and [...]

Med school application process: what’s the cost?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 June 12th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

Will it break the bank?   Getting accepted to med school takes stellar grades, a great MCAT score, and unique volunteering and research experience, among other things (check out specifics here). But besides brains, determination and a little bit of luck, the med school application process is guaranteed to set you back a few pretty [...]

Undergraduate research experience for pre-med students

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:44+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

Undergraduate research experience: a must-have! Your medical school application should display a diverse resume, including good academic qualification (GPA), a respectable MCAT score, meaningful letters of recommendation, both clinical and non-clinical volunteer experience, shadowing hours and undergraduate research involvement. Of that list, most admissions committee members will tell you that three of those things stand [...]