How to Select Your MCAT Test Prep Resources

Posted by Nikita on 5/25/16 9:00 AM


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Picking MCAT test prep resources can feel a little bit like trying to pick one ice cream flavor at Coldstone (although perhaps significantly less fun…) – there are so many options, all of them seem to work, and you don’t want to miss out by picking the wrong ones.  Unfortunately, MCAT students too often try to use too many resources and end up not being able to fully commit to any of them. This post can’t do justice to all of the well-developed test prep material out there (though some of our tutors can!), but hopefully it can point you in the right direction as you begin (or continue) your MCAT test prep journey. Here are a few things to consider as you decide how to study for the MCAT:

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Should You Retake the MCAT?

Posted by Nikita Saxena on 8/3/15 11:00 AM

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MD/PhD Admissions: An FAQ

Posted by Jose Orozco on 11/14/14 9:30 AM

 

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Medical School Admissions: Getting the Application Essay Right

Posted by Jack the MCAT Slayer on 1/27/14 8:54 AM

One alternative to applying to medical school. 

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Medical School Admissions: What's the Deal with New Medical Schools?

Posted by Ryan Rampersaud on 8/21/13 9:30 AM

The practice of medicine has been going on for as long as individuals have been affected by disease.  As the population continues to age and technology continues to grow, the need for medical professional and the drive to become physicians continues to grow.

Despite the growing need for physicians and growing interest in pursuing a career in medicine, aspiring MD applicants may have noted that the number of medical schools to support training didn't grow for a long time.  Between 1986 and 2005, there has been only a single school accredited.  Additionally, two schools in Philadelphia merged and one closed, leaving the final number at 124 accredited medical schools across the country.
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Application Consulting: Avoiding Medical School Admissions Myths

Posted by Ryan Rampersaud on 7/24/13 8:30 AM


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MD/PhD Admissions: Medical School Admissions Myths

Posted by Ryan Rampersaud on 7/3/13 9:35 AM

The summer may give longer warmer days, but for eager premeds the summer isn’t the restful vacation it should be.  Numerous students are filling out their primary applications, in the hopes of achieving admission to the medical school of their dreams. 

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MD/PhD admissions: Beyond the test scores

Posted by The PhD Perspective on 5/14/13 9:45 AM

As MCAT season kicks into full gear, many are beginning to think about their next steps.  For those interested in a career in research, the MD/PhD program seems like a likely path. 

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Taking the MCAT—but when?

Posted by Abdul El-Sayed on 4/5/13 8:00 AM

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MD/PhD Admissions: Common issues in the application process

Posted by The PhD Perspective on 3/26/13 9:58 AM

The MD/PhD admissions process is often time consuming, and anxiety provoking.  There are over a hundred MD/PhD programs across the country.  Some of them are funded in part by the NIH (MSTP) while others are funded privately (non MSTP).  Overall, there are about 4500 students participating in these highly competitive programs across the country.  With so many programs, the selectivity of these programs and the high cost of applying, choosing how many programs to apply to and which programs to apply to can be daunting.  In our post we’ll give you some tips on navigating this process without breaking the bank.

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Tags: medical school admissions, MD/PhD admissions