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A source for pre med students to learn about MCAT prep, which books and materials are best, and how to time in with your medical school application.

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.

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

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 16th, 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!

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:41+00:00 August 9th, 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 [...]

A comprehensive list of MCAT prep books in 2017

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 20th, 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.

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be seeing [...]

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 [...]

Should I study for the MCAT during the summer?

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

When it comes to when to MCAT study, I’d start with the adage, “There’s no time like the present!” If you can study for the MCAT during the summer, there’s an obvious advantage: you’ll probably have more free time than you will when school picks up again. Whatever study you can fit in on the MCAT [...]