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Self-paced MCAT course: smart strategy for juniors?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:53+00:00 September 21st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

The self-paced MCAT: best option? On this website, we've addressed lots of different ways you can prep for the MCAT. —You can take Princeton Review or Kaplan, or one of many assorted courses for the months leading up to end of junior year or the summer immediately after junior year. Here's a review of Kaplan [...]

The best MCAT prep methods for 3 learning styles

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:26+00:00 September 19th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

What's your personal "learning style?" Some MCAT prep companies make the mistake of assuming that one approach fits all test-takers. If you've been preparing for the MCAT, you Visual or kinesthetic learner? likely already know that even “time-tested” methods that seem to work for “most people” may sometimes not yield the best results [...]

What’s a good GPA/MCAT combo for acceptance to medical school—3.7/511?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:15+00:00 September 17th, 2017|AMCAS Application, MCAT Prep|

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!

Kaplan or Princeton Review for the best MCAT prep course?

By | 2017-09-21T16:48:08+00:00 September 15th, 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.

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By | 2017-09-21T16:46:31+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Yes, you really can ace the MCAT! As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content from a number of areas: general biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and others. While a mastery of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute [...]

Can customized MCAT tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals?

By | 2017-09-21T16:46:19+00:00 September 1st, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep classroom prep, customized MCAT tutoring or online prep? For most future medical students, the question of whether to invest in their MCAT prep has a simple answer—yes! Your MCAT performance is simply too important to leave to chance. MCAT prep can often carry a cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, however, [...]

A comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017

By | 2017-09-21T16:46:07+00:00 August 31st, 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.

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

By | 2017-09-08T09:13:00+00:00 August 30th, 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.

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work

By | 2017-09-21T16:44:14+00:00 August 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work (and other extracurriculars) is far from an easy task. For certain pre-med students, it can seem next to impossible. After all, who is good at juggling college or graduate school classes, extracurriculars, research positions, work, and MCAT study sessions? It takes sacrifice, but it is possible. Here’s how: [...]