November 20, 2014

Preparing for Your MCAT Test Date

It’s almost here—your MCAT test date, and you’ve dotted your i’s and crossed your t’s. You’ve taken Kaplan’s AdvantagePlus MCAT Prep Course. You’ve attended all the classes; you’ve studied the review notes and spent countless hours practicing with both the Kaplan and the Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) full-length MCAT exams.

So what’s next? Let the experts at Kaplan help you get ready for MCAT Test Day itself so you can be on top of your game and get the score you want.

Scout out your MCAT Test Day location

By the time Test Day rolls around, you …

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October 22, 2014

Pros and Cons of Taking the New MCAT 2015 in April

As a society, we tend to remember the trendsetters—those who break the mold, pave new pathways, boldly go where no one has gone before. We think of Tenzing Norgay & Edmund Hillary climbing Mt. Everest or Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon.

If you’re a med student, maybe your mind jumps to the cloning of Dolly the sheep; or Watson, Crick, and Franklin solving the structure of DNA.

These figures in history are heroes, no doubt. But we don’t often think of the fact that being the first one to do something, to break new ground, can also be …

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September 30, 2014

Which MCAT Am I Prepared to Take?

In order to unlock your good life, you need a great score. One of the biggest questions facing premed students is “which MCAT am I prepared to take in order to get my best score?”

The MCAT is Changing

If medical school is in your near future, you probably know that, the new MCAT will launch in the Spring of 2015. The major changes to new MCAT are:

1. More Tested Topics

2. Almost Double the Length

3. Different Scoring Scale

4. New Question Types and Skills

5. A More Medical Approach

Which MCAT Am I Prepared to Take?

One …

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August 25, 2014

What is Changing on the MCAT 2015?

If medical school is in your near future, you probably know that, as of April 2015, there’s a new MCAT in town, appropriately termed MCAT 2015 to differentiate it from the current exam.

While much of the popular conversation has centered around the new content areas of biochemistry, psychology, and sociology, we think it’s important to understand not just how the MCAT is changing in 2015, but why the MCAT is changing, and why now.

Why is the MCAT changing?

Science and medicine have advanced at an exponential rate in the past 23 years, and so has …

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January 30, 2014

Bonus! New MCAT Test Dates Announced

Hello my excited readers! I have some awesome news for you today! There are new MCAT test dates! If you are hoping to the the MCAT before the big changes come in 2015, but aren’t quite ready to take your test in August or September, the AAMC has heard your needs. They recently announced that they are adding test dates in October and November! 

You can check out the new test dates and important registration dates here! 
This is an unprecedented, wonderful opportunity to get in your MCAT before the AAMC adds the social science information and lengthens the test
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January 10, 2014

Choosing MCAT 2014 or 2015 Test Date: Part 2

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 …

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Tests & Scores
December 8, 2013

How will the MCAT 2015 Changes Affect the Course Load for Pre-Med Students?

On October’s edition of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us to discuss the 2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey. These are questions you need to know about!

How will the MCAT 2015 changes affect the course load for pre-med students? In this video, learn what admissions officers foresee the new course load for pre-med students to be.

Do you want more information on #KaplanPulse?  Join us Monday December 9th at 8pm EST! Register now!

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Tests & Scores
December 7, 2013

What’s the Best Way to Study for the Old and New MCAT?

On October’s edition of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us to discuss the 2013 Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey. These are questions you need to know about!

What is the best way to study for the old MCAT and the new MCAT at the same time? In this video, learn what to do if you are going to take the old MCAT and possibly take the new MCAT in 2015.

 

Looking for more action from #KaplanPulse?  Join us Monday December 9th at 8pm EST! Register now!

 

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Tests & Scores
November 20, 2013

Psychology & Sociology On MCAT 2015

 

A review of Kaplan’s The Pulse, experts join us as they discuss what you need to know about medical school admissions, and the MCAT.

Get the advantage from Kaplan’s 2013 Medical School Insider as we discuss why the AAMC has decided to add both psychology and sociology to the new MCAT in 2015. 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 …

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