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Which MCAT Am I Prepared to Take?

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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

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Triaging as a Tool for MCAT Success!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hello my hard-working MCAT Test Takers! Today I want to discuss an important tool for MCAT success: prioritization. In fact, one of the most important lessons in your entire healthcare career will be learning how to prioritize effectively, whether you’re working with patients, studying, or taking a test. It not only helps you reduce your anxiety since you have a plan for every occasion, but it also helps you maximize your effectiveness. It is a concept officially known as Triaging (or as I think of it, MCAT Pokemon: gotta catch all the points!)…

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Medical School Insider: A ReKAP

Friday, May 10, 2013

What a great event! Medical School Insider 2013 was a huge success and we want to give a special thanks to our panelists for joining us Monday night!

-Paul T. White, Assistant Dean for Admissions, John Hopkins School of Medicine

-Leila Diaz, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

-Dr. Kathleen Kolberg, Assistant Dean, University of Notre Dame

-Dr. Elizabeth Wiley, National President, American Medical Student Association

We are working  diligently to get answers to your questions you sent in! Stay tuned for answers and for our next pulse event: …

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Medical School Insider is here!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Kaplan Test Prep will host our fourth annual Medical School Insider tonight, Monday, April 29th at 8pm ET.  This is our biggest event of the year for pre-meds and you absolutely don’t want to miss it!

The insights revealed at #medInsider are incredible, they’ll really change the way you look at the admissions process!  Be sure to mark your calendar now for this year’s live streaming event. Save your spot by clicking here now!

 

Medical School Insider

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MCAT Madness

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

March Madness has past and dare I say brackets are busted everywhere! As a college basketball fan this is the most exciting time of year for the sport.  With all the fun on TV, remember there is still an MCAT to study for!  The March Madness tournament with all its hoopla and competition really has some key lessons that students can pull away.

  • Preparation is Key – Think about the players taking those free throws. They practice over and over and over for that. A free throw is just that “free”. The MCAT has “free” easy
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MCAT Re-booted: Study Block Part 2

Friday, February 15, 2013

Continuing our discussion from ‘Part 1 of Study Blocks’ we ask what is the most efficient way to study during our block.  Looking back at the sample schedules, note that we are trying to get in at least 20 hours of studying a week at the very minimum, included in that time would be 1 full length examination a week.  At the minimum you should be trying to get in at least:

  • 2 Topical Tests
  • 1 Verbal Section Test
  • 1 Science Section Test
  • 1 Full Length Test

I understand that a lot of the content people …

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Romantic Valentine’s Day MCAT plans?

Monday, February 11, 2013

It’s that time of year again- when people daydream of valentines, candy hearts, roses and romantic gestures. While you, intrepid pre-med student, are preoccupied with daydreams about physics equations, the intricacies of mitosis vs. meiosis and the trends on the periodic table. As the commercials say, “every kiss begins with Kay” and you begin to wonder which K? Ksp? Keq? Temperature in Kelvin? As February 14th rolls around, you think- How can I possibly have time for a hot date on Valentine’s Day? Surely I must spend this day of romance alone and wallowing in MCAT-studying

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MCAT Re-booted: Study Block Part 1

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Following up on last week’s entry on Study Schedules, I want to continue the focus and narrow in on what “study blocks” are and how to best implement them.  Many of you were asking what a typical day in the week would look like. Remember, the focus of re-thinking your MCAT studying is to build consistency over to aid in preventing burnout and producing a happier you!

The first question that many students ask is how long they should be studying for.  Right away many say “9, 10 hours? All day even?” I am here …

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MCAT Re-booted: Study Schedule

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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 …

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2013 MCAT Success Part 2 -> MCAT “Re-booted”

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Following up on last week’s post 2013 MCAT Success Part 1, I mentioned or challenged you all to be HAPPY while studying for your MCAT.  Dare I say, I have already gotten feedback from people asking me, “Patrick, seriously?”. Yes, I am totally serious in talking about this. I myself was once a Kaplan student, and to be honest the Kaplan MCAT course really opened my eyes on how studying can be part of your everyday life, but not something that utterly consumes it.

I am sure many of you have been there before. During …

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