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Benjamin Mittman

Can I Cancel My MCAT and Postpone It?

14 min

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If you are deciding whether or not you should cancel and postpone your MCAT, you are not alone! Many students experience the stress and frustration of being in this position, and in fact it is not uncommon at all. There are a great variety of unpredictable things that can impede...

How Important is Your MCAT Score for Medical School Admissions

12 min

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The MCAT is one of the most difficult standardized tests you will take, and it is a key component of medical school applications. However, its importance for medical school admissions, and specifically its value to admissions committees, remains shrouded in mystery. Placing too little or too much emphasis on the...

8 Overlooked Aspects of MCAT Prep

19 min

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Most key aspects of MCAT prep receive due attention, but there are several important factors that are often overlooked. These include study and preparation tips as well as strategies for maximizing test day performance. It is often difficult to make sense of all the available information from so many different...

How to Study for the MCAT: 6-Month MCAT Study Plan

11 min

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This MCAT study plan is ideal for students who will benefit from a long-term study period, or for post-baccalaureates who are working full-time and only have approximately 10-20 weeks available to study per week during evenings and weekends. However, anyone can follow this timeline. It has distinct advantages of avoiding...

9 MCAT Study Tips from Reddit That Are Absolutely Wrong

23 min

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There is a plethora of MCAT study tips and tricks out there for pre-med students to take advantage of. However, the extreme amount of information available is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, there is a rich community of students, MCAT tutors, doctors, educators, and others...

Reapplying to Medical School: What to Change?

15 min

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If you are reapplying to medical school after an unsuccessful cycle and are looking for advice, this post is for you! Although it may feel disappointing and stressful to go through a long cycle all over again, keep in mind that you are in the majority.

How to Improve Your MCAT Score and Reach Your Target Score

14 min

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One of the most asked questions about tackling the MCAT is how to improve your score and reach your target score. Whether you are in the middle of studying and are not achieving the desired progress or just received a suboptimal score and are considering retaking the exam for a...

What to Focus on In Your Pre-Med Research Position

15 min

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Taking a research position to gain research experience is becoming an increasingly important piece of the application package for pre-med students. Along with volunteer experience and shadowing or clinical exposure, it is now one of those factors that are technically optional (i.e., not a hard requirement) but widely recommended and...

Getting Into Med School: How to Create a School List for AMCAS

12 min

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As you start thinking about getting into med school and you prepare for the upcoming medical school application cycle, you should be thinking about which schools you will apply to. There are well over 100 accredited medical schools in the U.S. and Canada, but the average applicant applies to just...

Applying to Medical School Timeline

17 min

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Applying to medical school is a lengthy process. From the moment you get serious about applying in the current cycle to deciding which school to attend, you will spend more than a year writing, interviewing, and waiting. One of the most important steps you can take to ensure success in...

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