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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.

MCAT study schedule: three options

By | 2018-02-22T20:57:03+00:00 February 19th, 2018|MCAT Prep|

Best MCAT study schedule for acing the test? Search the Internet, and you’ll find countless MCAT study schedules, MCAT study resources, and MCAT study tips. Everyone has their opinion on the best way to approach the MCAT based on their own experience and from hearing legendary tales of pre-med gunners on the street. However, what "best" is as elusive [...]

Best MCAT course: Kaplan vs Princeton Review, and why?

By | 2018-02-16T16:35:28+00:00 February 7th, 2018|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.

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

By | 2018-02-16T16:54:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|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.

Dealing with stress in the pre-med pressure cooker

By | 2018-01-19T15:06:08+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

If you’re a pre-med gunner, you understand the obscene amount of stress that goes along with preparing for, then applying to, medical school. When every undergraduate class grade affects your GPA, a tenth of a GPA point can mean the difference between an interview invite or a rejection. That makes every exam seem overwhelmingly significant. While there [...]

Medical Schools by State

By | 2018-01-31T16:00:32+00:00 December 26th, 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 books by subject

By | 2017-09-21T17:24:42+00:00 June 16th, 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 | 2017-09-21T17:24:10+00:00 June 9th, 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 [...]