May 12, 2015

How Studying for the MCAT Prepares You for Medical School

When studying for the MCAT, there comes a time when you might feel the urge to rage about how unfair the exa, is. Taking the MCAT can’t possibly prepare me to be a better doctor! you might think. Then you take the test and you think, Whew! I’m glad I never have to do that again—especially, perhaps, now that the test has increased by a couple of hours.

Well, there’s good and bad news. The good news is, you’re right: once you’re done with the MCAT, you never have to take it again.

The bad news is that the … more
May 5, 2015

Five Tips for Shadowing a Doctor

One of the best ways to demonstrate your commitment to medicine in a tangible way on your application to medical school is by shadowing a doctor as a part of your clinical experience.

When reviewing your application, the admissions committee will want to see that you’ve done your research and are sure that a career in medicine—which is not for the faint of heart—is really for you. They’ll want to make sure that you know what you’re signing up for and that you’ve logged enough clinical hours to confidently make the decision to become a doctor.


How do you … more
April 28, 2015

Join Us for First Reactions to the MCAT 2015

On April 17th and 18th, the new MCAT 2015 was administered for the very first time to a new group of test-takers. Their first hand experiences taking the new exam is very insightful for students preparing for the exam and Kaplan will be sharing those thoughts during “Reactions to the MCAT 2015.” Hear what other students thought of taking the MCAT 2015.

We will discuss student’s reaction to the new MCAT, the relative difficulty of the new sections, and their overall feeling of preparedness for the exam. We will review their test day experience at large, including the … more

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