August 4, 2015

Explore Your Medical Career Options

As a medical school hopeful, you may already have a clear vision of exactly what kind of physician you want to become. Perhaps your mind is set on working for a family practice in a small rural clinic, or maybe you envision a high-profile career in an operating room.

Whether or not you know exactly where your life as a physician is headed, there are plenty of medical career options out there—some of which you might not even know about. So, keep reading to learn more about the unique and varied opportunities available to medical professionals.

Jobs for doctors abroad… more
August 3, 2015

New MCAT 2015 Course Features

With the latest MCAT changes, it’s been a big year for pre-med students. It’s also been a big year for us here at Kaplan—we’ve launched a revolutionized program for MCAT prep, engineered specifically for the AAMC’s MCAT 2015 blueprint and updated with the latest technology and learning science.

The work is by no means finished, however. At Kaplan, we constantly evaluate and update our courses to best prepare students for Test Day, and now that thousands of Kaplan MCAT students have taken the new exam and received their scores, we’ve received valuable feedback about the exam and our course. … more
July 30, 2015

Medical News: Healthcare System Woes, Doctors Without White Coats

Why are Chinese doctors getting injured on the job? What ails the German healthcare system? Which medical specialties are most in-demand? Let’s dig into this week’s top medical news stories to find the answers to those questions and more. And Please leave your comments below.

Occupational hazards for Chinese doctors

In hospitals, it’s usually the patients who are at risk—but doctors throughout China have apparently also been finding themselves in harm’s way. Earlier this year, the Chinese Medical Doctor Association found that 13% of 12,600 physicians surveyed reported that they were physically attacked during the past year. Although this seems … more
July 28, 2015

What Medical TV Shows Portray Wrong About The Life Of A Doctor

By Elana Goodwin on July 24, 2015

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There are a fair amount of medical TV shows that are either on the air today or were recently, and while some facets of hospital and doctor life may be similar to how we see them on TV, there are also a number of things medical shows portray wrong.

Viewers have long been fascinated by medical shows — from the cult favorite “Grey’s Anatomy” and its spinoff “Private … more
July 24, 2015

Medical News: Doctors and Nurses Who Never Get Sick

From medical school admissions tips on Twitter to why some doctors and nurses never call in sick—let’s dig into the latest headlines in the world of medical news and aspiring healthcare professionals. Please leave your comments below.


On July 14, @KaplanMCATPrep had the pleasure of participating in a Twitter chat organized by U.S. News & World Report about the medical school admissions process. We discussed everything from how long you should prepare for the MCAT, to how to decide between pursuing an MD or DO, to what qualities medical schools look for in prospective students, and everything in between. … more
July 21, 2015

Test Retake Tips to Improve Your MCAT Score

So, you didn’t quite get the MCAT score you wanted. Don’t worry, you still have a shot at medical school. Retaking the test can show significant improvement—but only if you redouble your efforts.

Retaking the test to hit your target

There are plenty of reasons why you may have underperformed on the MCAT. Perhaps you found yourself with less time to study than you initially anticipated, or perhaps you were struck by Test Day anxiety.

Whatever the reason, if you’re planning to retake the MCAT, you need to be prepared. Maintaining those old studying habits from the first time … more
July 17, 2015

Tips for Your Secondary Medical School Application

The official starting date to submit your AMCAS applications for the 2016 medical school application cycle has passed us by. That means your applications are ideally on their way to being reviewed and evaluated to determine whether you’ll be sent a secondary application.

As the proactive applicant that you are, you’re already thinking ahead to your strategy for completing your secondaries. What exactly will the admissions committee be looking for this time around?

To help you prepare for the next step, we’re going to talk about some essentials to include in your updated secondary medical school application.… more

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