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
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
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 who will …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 that into 10 weeks …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
Have you ever thought about attending an MCAT summer intensive camp? Kaplan has your answer offering our 2014 MCAT Summer Intensive Program. The program is offered in 5 different locations:
- Atlanta, GA
- Boulder, CO
- Toronto, ON
- Boston, MA
- San Diego, CA
Unique MCAT Summer Intensive Course Structure
Boost your MCAT skills with Kaplan’s results-driven curriculum, including comprehensive content review, exclusive test-taking strategies, and personalized attention, all designed to help you:
- Build a rock-solid science foundation with dynamic lectures
- Learn time-tested, score-raising strategies in small-group recitations
- Focus on your needs in weekly private tutoring sessions
- Practice your lessons at
Choosing MCAT 2014 or 2015 test date is a big decision with a lot to consider. One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds with the significant change coming with MCAT 2015 is “If I want to get the best MCAT scores, is it better to try and take the old MCAT or the new MCAT?”
Is there enough time to prepare and take the old MCAT? What if I don’t have the proper course background to take the new MCAT? Which exam will be easiest for me to get a top MCAT score?
Listen in as expert panelists discuss …Read more
2013 has come and gone and it has been a super exciting year! One of the things I am most proud of as a Kaplan MCAT Team Member is our Kaplan’s The Pulse Series. We wanted to ReKAP 2013 with Top 10 of the Kaplan Pulse 2013. With so many engaging topics and positive student feedback we are looking to an even more in depth and successful 2014! If you are looking for more be sure to check out our Kaplan MCAT Youtube Channel!
On behalf of Team MCAT and Kaplan Pulse 2013, I wanted to say thank you for …Read more