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2023 Complete Guide to Interpreting Your MCAT Practice Test Scores

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Student at his desk looking at his laptop and interpreting MCAT Practice Test Scores

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Applying to medical school can seem like navigating a maze, and can undoubtedly intimidate a lot of students. To help ease some anxieties, here is our complete 2021/2022 guide to completing your AMCAS medical school primary application.

How Can I Differentiate Myself With Other Medical School Applicants

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A premed student at his medical school interview.

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If you’re currently applying to medical school to become a student, you probably know that you need a competitive GPA, MCAT score, and good extracurriculars to get in. But a few thousand people applying probably know this too…   So how do you stand out as a medical school applicant?...

How to Get Into Medical School: What Do Medical Schools Want to See?

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A medical school student answering a question in a classroom.

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Knowing what is needed to present yourself as a successful applicant to medical school can be difficult. A lot of different sources and medical schools expect you to have certain achievements and to have participated in a variety of experiences.

How To Get The Most Out of Shadowing

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A premed student wearing scrubs speaking with a doctor that she is shadowing in a hospital hallway.

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Shadowing is an extracurricular that most premeds participate in to fulfill requirements for medical school. However, it is also an important part of your journey in understanding medicine and connecting with your reasons for pursuing the field.      What Is Shadowing?   When shadowing, you will be following a...

MCAT Content Review

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A pre-med student studying for the MCAT at home in front of her laptop.

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Along with spaced repetition, practice questions, and full-length practice tests, MCAT content review is an essential element of preparing for your exam. Contrary to what you may think, there is a right way to do MCAT content review. What is the best way to approach working through so much difficult material? Let’s find out!

What Is Casper and How to Score in the 4th Quartile for Medical School

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A student typing on laptop using Casper.

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Pre-med students have plenty of requirements to fulfill when applying to medical school, from filling out the AMCAS application to taking the MCAT. Recently, many medical schools have started requiring pre-med students to complete an additional assessment called the Casper examination. But what is Casper, and how is it relevant...

Secondary Applications and How to Approach Them

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A student writing an essay for his Secondary Application.

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Applying to medical school can seem like navigating a maze, a process that is undoubtedly intimidating to many students. From the AMCAS primary application to individual secondary applications, to the interview, it is difficult to feel fully informed about the process. This guide will take you through the process of...

MCAT Anki Decks: Which Make the Best Study Resources?

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Flashcards can be an excellent MCAT study resource for testing your recall of important topics, but making your own cards can be incredibly time-consuming, especially on a tighter timeline. Many MCAT test-takers use the spaced repetition flashcard application called Anki, and generally use premade flashcard “decks.”

Reaching Your MCAT Score Goal: Approaching Each Section of the MCAT

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Pre-medical student studying for the MCAT.

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How should you approach each section on the MCAT to help you reach you MCAT score goal? Here are some tips on each section.

Best Way To Improve MCAT Score

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Pre-medical students studying for the MCAT in the library.

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Having trouble breaking through that score plateau and achieving your MCAT score goal? In this post, we discuss how to optimize your studying.

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