Category Archives: MCAT

More Than Just an MCAT Score

This is a guest post from Elsevier Health If you are thinking about applying to medical school, then you know the hard work and dedication it takes to fulfill that goal.  Endless hours of studying and lab studies, writing term papers, and succeeding in all areas of your studies are

5 Reasons Why Studying for the MCAT on your own is Better than taking a Course

Ever feel like Kaplan’s and Princeton Review’s MCAT courses are a rip-offs? Did you ever found your MCAT teachers/tutors/classroom experience not helpful at all or a waste of time? Every summer, thousands of keen pre-med students will sign up for these MCAT courses in hopes that it will help them

Premed Exploitation

Inspired by the incredible amount of students lining up outside the science library this morning (A Sunday!) as they waited for the library doors to open. It’s been a while since I have been a pre-med, almost three years to the date. It’s strange how fast you forget sometimes. Looking

Why the MCAT is Necessary

A lot of people complain about the MCAT. I know I wasn’t too keen to study for it. I hated grueling through long verbal passages and needing to practice writing “MCAT-styled” essays. But in the back of my mind, I always thought of the MCAT as an essential and important

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How to Self Study For the MCAT

Last updated November 2013. Check out my MCAT page for more articles. Can you study for the MCAT by yourself? Do you think MCAT preps course offered by Kaplan, Princeton Review (TPR), Prep101 are expensive and time consuming? If you’ve ever had doubts about them, prep courses may not be the best option for

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Should I Retake the MCAT? (A Guide to your MCAT Score)

After every year’s MCAT score release date, the question of whether one should rewrite the MCAT comes up or what can I do with this (insert number+letter here). This question is so common that several forums are dedicated to answering this question including one for Canadian Students and one for

Stressed and Worried about the MCAT

This post is dedicated to all the people who are about to write their MCAT and may be feeling the stress of needing to do well. Last summer, I was always procrastinated and distracted from studying for the MCAT. I worried that I would bomb the test and have to

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the MCAT

Alright, I don’t actually love the MCAT, but I’m not a student who hates the MCAT either. Each summer, thousands of students are stressed about the MCAT. Most test takers will have never such an important test before. This test alone may prevent you from being admitted to medical school.

What are my Chances for getting into Medical School? – A Simple Guide

To help answer all these future questions concerning competitiveness and chances, I have created a medical school admissions flow chart that will help you solve this problem. I present you the official guide to determining and assuring your chances for medical school. I originally created this flow chart for a