So you chose a few medical schools, and you have your top choice. But how do you make sure that you’re accepted into the school of your choice? Well, it’ not easy. That’s why Kaplan has announced our two hour special programing of The Pulse that will feature a panel discussion and answers from questions that come directly from you. These two hours can help you learn exactly what you need to make it into the medical school of your dreams. But don’t trust us, take a look at the great list of guests that will be featured:
What does it take to get in to your top choice Medical School? We’ll explore that and more in an extended live online episode of The Pulse. Join us for 1:1 interviews with notables including Paul T. White, Assistant Dean of Admissions at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and Dr. Nida Degesys, previous AMSA National President. At our in-depth panel session we’ll take your questions and answer them live on air!Read more
MCAT Gen Chem 1 is in the books! We had a unique opportunity to review some Chemistry that we probably haven’t seen in quite a while!
Some of the big takeaways from Gen Chem 1!
- Preview Work is absolutely essential! I constantly remind my students as we are moving through Unit 1 how important the preview work and going back to some of the basics can be.
- Content is King. When was the last time you reviewed Quantum Numbers, Electron Configuration, and the Periodic Table? Those all seem like simple straight forward Gen Chem topics but many people
We had a FANTASTIC time in MCAT Physics 1 last night! MCAT Physics is a topic that can initially cause many concerns. Often times Physics can be intimidating and seem overwhelming with the amount of subtopics and equations to memorize. During class we not only went over the key equations and concepts we had to know, but we also covered strategies and best practice methods of how to properly breakdown and analyze passages in order to apply that background knowledge to the format of the MCAT!
Some KEY takeaways from our first Physics lesson!
- Almost HALF of the
Greetings MCAT Rockstars!
Tonight I am teaching my Physics 1 class. This is the first content class Kaplan teaches when preparing for the MCAT. Before I begin my first content lesson I always begin class by setting expectations! It is important to begin your MCAT preparations by thinking about your own study habits and things you could change to make your MCAT preperation as optimal as possible!
Are you doing the preview work before class?
Are you mentally alert and engaged in class?
When are you going to do the homework?
Have you scheduled into your weekly plans?…Read more
The question is- Why do I teach during medical school?
It’s a great question and it’s one that I’d like to answer on this blog because I think teaching during medical school is beneficial for medical students and Kaplan MCAT students. It would be super easy to quit teaching given that medical school involves studying a bunch and running around like a crazy-pants most
Great! Now we are getting started on our MCAT prep journey and we are looking at the MCAT as an opportunity NOT an obstacle! The next thing that we need to start thinking about is choosing an MCAT Test Date. Here on Med School Pulse we have written quite extensively on Choosing an MCAT Test Date and I am going to link back to some of my favorite posts that we have written.
The first one is Choosing an MCAT Test Date: Part 1. Things to take away from this article…
- Time of Year
- Morning and Afternoon Testing
The first topic that I address with a new class is always the same. You are going to take the MCAT. Repeat it with me guys! “I am going to be taking the MCAT.” Sounds kind of strange when you say it out loud, right? Not if you want MCAT success!
One of the first things we acknowledge when we start a class is the MCAT can be a scary thing. In general, most pre-med students go through the pre-med track looking at the MCAT as an obstacle. The MCAT can NOT be seen as an obstacle – rather an …Read more