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Bijoya Basu

The Questions You’ll See on the MCAT – With MCAT Sample Questions!

17 min

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The MCAT examination is designed to test your content knowledge in a variety of science subjects as well as your critical reasoning skills. The MCAT is broken down into four sections: General Chemistry/Organic Chemistry/Physics; General Biology/Biochemistry; Psychology/Sociology and CARS (critical analysis and reasoning skills). In this blog post, we will...

How to Explain a Gap Year During Medical School Interviews

8 min

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In the last decade, it has become much more common for applicants to take a gap year (or multiple) before completing their medical school applications. According to the 2020 AAMC survey of matriculating students, only 33.7 went directly from college to medical school. The number of students taking gap years...

What to Do the Day Before Your MCAT to Prepare

7 min

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You did it. You have studied for the MCAT for months, one of the biggest exams that you have ever had to prepare for. You have gone through all the Anki decks, read through all of the best MCAT resources, taken several practice exams, maybe even taken a lesson or...

How to Customize an MCAT Study Schedule

16 min

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The MCAT is an important part of your medical school application and allows medical admissions committees to interpret your academic data when comparing you to students from other institutions. The key to success on your exam begins with an effective MCAT study schedule, incorporating a few great MCAT study resources.

You Just Found Out Your USMLE Step 1 Score! Now What?

8 min

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3518 Views

Congratulations! You did it! You took USMLE Step 1, the test you spent months studying for, and now you’re anxiously awaiting that email notification telling you that your Step 1 score is available. So now what? 

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