March 12, 2015

The Most Intensive MCAT Prep Program


It’s a good time to start thinking about your summer plans, especially if they involve MCAT prep—and, if you’re a prospective med school applicant, they should.

One way to get serious about your MCAT prep is to enroll in Kaplan’s MCAT Summer Intensive Program—the most intensive, rigorous, immersive, and comprehensive MCAT program out there, to help you get the score you want on Test Day. In 2015, you can attend these intensive prep sessions in four locations:

Atlanta, GA: May 16th – June 27th at Emory University

Boulder, CO: May 16th – June 27th at the University more
February 4, 2015

Using Your Undergraduate Summers To Get Into Medical School

In addition to your MCAT score and GPA, a big part of getting into med school includes how you spend your time outside of the classroom. Using your undergraduate summers to build up that part of your resume will make you a more appealing and well-rounded candidate.

So just what should you spend your summers before med school doing? Sequestering yourself in the research lab, clocking volunteer hours, going on a medical outreach trip, or to improve your grades and master the MCAT? It all depends on your medical school path and where you stand in your undergraduate more
October 24, 2014

Med School Summer: The Last Summer of Your Life

Hello my cabin fever readers! If you’re like me, this is the part of the year that gets you daydreaming about what summer holds in store. As a first year med student, this daydream takes on a particularly urgent feeling as we’re frequently reminded that this is the “last summer of our lives”. What does that mean other than medical school administrations love hyperbole?

Well, the med school summer between first year and second year lasts the conventional 2.5 months much like your summer vacation in grade school. This is apparently the “last time” that we will ever have 2.5 more
October 24, 2014

Summer Fun! The Ultimate Pre-Med School To-Do List

Hello my eager MCAT students! I’m sure that you’re all busy with MCAT studying, filling out your AMCAS applications or perhaps you have already started working on your secondary application essays. No matter what is keeping you busy these days, I hope you got a second to check out my post from last week about the epic day that I found out I got into medical school. This week I want to give a little bit of advice about what to do before you start school.
I asked many of my former students who have gone onto medical school … more
October 24, 2014

My 1st Day Of Med School Is Almost Here! (Did I Make A Mistake?)

Hello my aspiring doctors! It’s a big day in my world. I just looked at a calendar and realized that I will be starting medical school in less than two months. More precisely, my first day of orientation is in 53 days. I have 53 days until I start what I anticipate to be some of the most intense, challenging and hopefully fun years of my life.

Given that I have known that I wanted to be a doctor since I was five years old -back-up plan was to be a waitress or ballerina- in theory, I should be 100% more

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