As you can see, the MCAT test dates are grouped around the most beneficial times for students….early enough in the semester (two in January!) so as not to ruin your whole semester—only part of it—and early enough to take the test again...
The Berkeley Review (vs. Examkrackers) I think I can offer some useful advice on the question of Examkrackers or Berkeley Review for MCAT prep. I used full sets from both companies during my own MCAT prep. Both are outstanding choices for MCAT prep books, no matter who you are. I found both incredibly useful during [...]
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 [...]
We'll spell it out: what is the MCAT? What is the MCAT? Most premed students agree that the MCAT is one of those things that keeps them up at night. It could be your friend. But then, it may prove your greatest nemesis! It's either your best hope, or it's what will rip [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In response to the question: "Is MCAT self-study a good idea?" the answer is... It depends. Like most things in the pre-med realm, there's no one answer that's right for everyone. Facts to keep in mind You can spend anywhere from $800 to $2,500 for live and online courses (or $6,000-$9,500 for Summer Immersion), and [...]
Should I go with the Altius MCAT prep option? I think the Altius MCAT prep course is somewhat unique in its offerings, which is why I'm reviewing just Altius in this post... Altius MCAT Prep is available in several cities in Utah, as well as Portland and Corvallis, Oregon; Pullman, Washington; Moscow, Idaho; Lawrence, Kansas; [...]
If you've started prepping for the MCAT, you not only know the MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section is mind-numbingly hard, but you realize that it accounts for a hefty part of your overall score. Verbal reasoning is a skill, and getting good at it takes practice. There are lots of tips and techniques you’ll get in your [...]
AAMC, the organization that administers the test, has cautioned medical school adcoms not to put too much weight on the MCAT score, and that precaution applies not just in 2015, but from here to eternity.