Hello my scholarly pre-med readers! Let’s talk about our pre-med resolutions for this year! Summer is winding down and for many of you sophomores, juniors and seniors, that means it’s time to head back to school. Now, the novelty of college may have worn off and moving back into a dorm room or frat house may not be as exciting as it was your freshman year. You may be dreading classes such as Organic Chemistry or Cell Physiology (a notedly difficult …Read more
It sounds like common sense, right? You can’t function at optimal studying capacity all day every day without time to digest the material. Even if you’re switching it up with different subjects, styles and locations, you’re still at risk for serious study burnout. So, let’s address some common questions about
What things can you do to prepare for success? I’m glad you asked!
Planning for the worst:
1. Drive the route to your test center at the same time of day that you’ll be taking your
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
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
Are you excited as we are for February’s edition of The Pulse? This month our theme is “Fact from Fiction.” Out great panel of experts will dissect the MCAT and separate the truth from those horrifying myths. This month’s panel includes Amit Raghavan, a full-time MCAT instructor who has heard every fear and myth there is in the MCAT book. Adam Grey, who you may remember from his spectacular, educational MCAT videos, will help dissect the toughest problems and how many students can misconstrue their meanings. And, of course, your awesome moderator Owen Farcy …Read more
In part one of “MCAT Re-booted” I want to cover what is going to make the ideal MCAT study schedule. The AAMC recommends on average 300 total hours to study for the MCAT. They also have a “Creating a Study Plan” listed on their web-page. With all of this information out there and the rumors that run rampant in the pre-med community on “secrets” of MCAT studying, where does a student go to get the real answer? Well right here of course!
Now how long is 300 hours in reality? You could easily break …Read more
Medical schools want to better equip you to successfully work in the clinical environment as a new doctor. It all comes down to providing doctors with the ability to have great doctor-patient relationships.
Listen in as expert panelists share firsthand experiences of what this change on the new MCAT means to them as resident doctors as well as to you as a future medical student.Read more