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

By |2019-03-19T17:01:55-06:00February 24th, 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.

MCAT prep class discounts: these are DEEP!

By |2019-02-20T23:22:51-06:00February 23rd, 2019|MCAT Prep|

These MCAT prep class discounts are our BKS* (best kept secret)!! Psssst! We're about to share a valuable secret...reserved for premedFAQ.com visitors ONLY. Some of the MCAT prep class discounts the companies have passed along to us, we're passing along to you. They are generously offering some of their deepest MCAT prep course discounts, to help fit a [...]

Can pre-meds get better at taking tests?

By |2019-02-21T16:37:55-06:00February 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Can one get better at taking tests? For some it's easy. For others, test-taking is downright frightening. Because no matter how long you devote to preparing for a test, it's likely to be a disaster. Whether a biochem test, a history final or the almighty MCAT...there are surefire ways to get better at taking tests! Are [...]

Best MCAT study schedule—3 MCAT study options

By |2019-02-20T23:20:04-06:00February 20th, 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 [...]

Do admissions committees check social media posts?

By |2019-03-19T16:58:48-06:00February 20th, 2019|AMCAS Application|

Is it true that medical school admissions committees check social media accounts when reviewing applicant files? In this day and age, asking if admissions committees check social media is just...well, naive. Of course they do! Or at least they can... Imagine you're on a medical school admissions committee and you're about to turn over a [...]

List of MCAT books in 2019 from top MCAT prep companies

By |2019-02-20T23:19:41-06:00February 19th, 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.

USMLE exam blues: after the MCAT

By |2019-02-20T23:21:46-06:00February 18th, 2019|Medical School|

The MCAT is my last and hardest test...right?! The USMLE test is a killer; but you'll only feel a little dead... Move over MCAT. After two years of basic medical school coursework (1 ½ years at some medical schools), your next conquest is the USMLE exam, or U.S. Medical Licensing Exam. It’s really [...]