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My MCAT prep study schedule for pre-med procrastinators: MCAT prep in 8 weeks!

By | 2018-02-19T13:29:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|MCAT Prep|

I started by reading the Examkrackers Complete Study Package, then taking practice tests every 2-3 days. I added reading from the Berkeley Review full set, and finished by taking a practice test every single day, followed by a 3-4 hour review session. That's it!

Passing Organic Chemistry—with an A or close to it!

By | 2018-02-16T16:44:00+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Participate in class. One of your best resources is your professor, so use her/him when you're in class to clarify concepts. Also make use of your TA when needed. You need to understand each concept before moving on.

List of MCAT books in 2018 from top MCAT prep companies

By | 2018-02-16T16:51:06+00:00 January 24th, 2018|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.

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

By | 2018-02-16T16:54:28+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|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 a good science GPA? Is it more important than my cumulative GPA?

By | 2018-02-20T11:07:23+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|AMCAS Application|

Your science GPA (sGPA), or BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math) score is going to be critical to your application, for obvious reasons. Here are some ways to calculate, and raise yours.

Dealing with stress in the pre-med pressure cooker

By | 2018-01-19T15:06:08+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

If you’re a pre-med gunner, you understand the obscene amount of stress that goes along with preparing for, then applying to, medical school. When every undergraduate class grade affects your GPA, a tenth of a GPA point can mean the difference between an interview invite or a rejection. That makes every exam seem overwhelmingly significant. While there [...]

MD DO residency match process combined

By | 2018-01-09T02:04:10+00:00 January 8th, 2018|Medical School|

The two-tiered MD DO residency match system is about to end, as medical students will soon be able to apply using a single accreditation system for all residencies. By July 2020, the process of merging MD and DO schools into a common portal for residency matches/fellowships should be finalized. Smoother, more transparent process The Accreditation [...]

Do DOs make as much money as MDs?

By | 2018-01-06T10:46:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Medical School|

This is an age-old question for premeds trying to decide on the MD vs. DO route. Whether DOs make as much money as MDs depends on some specific factors, like residency, region, specialty and number of hours worked. This post focuses on salary. You can also check out our post on other differences between DOs [...]

Med school requirements: your “core” curriculum

By | 2018-01-06T10:45:24+00:00 January 1st, 2018|Pre Med Undergrad|

Medical school is a 4-year journey of learning and experiences that prepares you for the rigors of a career as a physician. In this journey, your med school requirements are not your enemy, but your friend! From biochemistry to anatomy, you’ll study and be tested on the scientific foundations of medical treatments and ailments. While you [...]