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
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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
Our question this week comes from electrostatics in Physics. While electrostatics is a commonly feared sub-topic in Physics, remember it is going to reward the student who is able to UNDERSTAND both the equation to use and the concept behind it!
Let’s take a closer look at today’s correct answer…
The direction of the magnetic field is determined using the right hand rule: Remember to point your thumb in the direction of qv, your fingers point in the direction of the field, and the palm points in the direction of the force. In this question, since the negatively-charged electron is …Read more
You may be getting our blog entries, but have you checked us out on social media lately? Did you know that we are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube? We share helpful tips and ideas, practice problems, and amusing pictures and jokes – a combination of the academic and the non-academic to keep all things MCAT at the top of your mind. Here’s a collection of recent greatest hits from our social media channels:
The MCAT doesn’t have to be all hard work and no fun. Sometimes we all need a good laugh to take a break …Read more
In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses genetic mutations as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.
For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel….…Read more
A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about the Med School Interview and what things you can do to be prepared!
In this video, Alicia Carlson-Bryant, explains what is the best way to prepare for an interview! For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel!…Read more