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Self-paced MCAT prep class: more “chill”

By |2019-09-05T16:18:19-07:00September 3rd, 2019|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT prep class: smart option? On this website, we've assembled lots of advice to help you choose the best MCAT prep route: 1. You can study independently, using one or more book sets. Check out our review of several top MCAT prep book sets here. 2. You can take an MCAT live prep course, [...]

Kaplan vs Princeton Review: best MCAT prep course, and why?

By |2019-09-05T16:18:08-07:00September 1st, 2019|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.

List of MCAT books in 2019 from top MCAT prep companies

By |2019-09-05T16:17:53-07:00August 30th, 2019|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.

What GPA/MCAT combo will get me admission to medical school?

By |2019-09-05T16:17:41-07:00August 28th, 2019|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 study schedule—3 MCAT study options

By |2019-09-05T16:17:00-07:00August 24th, 2019|MCAT Prep|

What's the 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 MCAT prep schedule based on their own experience and from hearing legendary tales of pre-med gunners on the street. However, what "best" is as [...]

How important is my BCPM GPA?

By |2019-09-05T16:16:43-07:00August 22nd, 2019|AMCAS Application|

So what BCPM GPA is best for medical school admissions? Here are some essential BCPM GPA facts: BCPM is the term for your science GPA, and includes grades in all Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math classes taken during your undergrad years. However, depending on the classification of certain classes by individual universities, some classes outside [...]

Residency match system for MD/DOs combined

By |2019-09-05T16:16:27-07:00August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The two-tiered system of matching medical residents in DO vs. MD schools is about to go away, as all medical students will soon be able to apply using a single residency match system for both DO and MD residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for [...]