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A comprehensive guide to MCAT resources

Posted by Weike on 8/26/19 11:00 AM

The purpose of this post is to update a previous I had written about MCAT practice tests. Since that post, my recommendation for practice tests has remained the same. AAMC tests (sample test, practice 1-3, in total 4 tests, practice 1-3 are scored) are still your best resource. After that, the next best thing would be the Examkracker tests for the c/p, b/b and psych/soc sections but not necessarily for the CARS. Generally, if I have a student take an EK test, I tell them to skip the CARS.

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Tags: MD/PhD admissions, MCAT, MD

Two common mistakes students make about the MCAT, or how to reset your mind for MCAT success

Posted by Weike on 7/26/19 10:00 AM

The MCAT is well-written test. It is thorough, consistent and serves a valuable purpose, which is to assess how qualified you are to begin a career in medicine. It requires that you:
  • Sort through a large volume of information
  • Endure (the test is 8 hours, takes months to study for, and many people have to retake it)
  • Keep calm
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