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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.

What’s my AMCAS application status once I hit “send?”

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:42+00:00 July 15th, 2017|AMCAS Application|

If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.

How do I pay for medical school? What can I do to reduce my debt?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Medical School|

Average medical school tuition in 2011-12 was $25,000 for in-state students; $46,000 for out-of-state. At private medical schools, tuition averaged $43,000. How does one go about paying for a medical school education? With a combination of loans, scholarships and creative research, you should be able to graduate with a manageable debt load.

5 top reasons not to go to medical school

By | 2017-08-18T16:42:04+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Pre Med Undergrad|

This new post: "5 top reasons NOT to go to medical school" follows our recent post: "10 top reasons to go to medical school." If you read both posts, you'll realize there is very little crossover. That's because you are either physician material, or you aren't. While very many college students fancy themselves as ideal [...]

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 [...]

How do I write a personal statement for my med school application?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:43+00:00 June 12th, 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 [...]