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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Your Medical School Personal Statement

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Your medical school personal statement is the cornerstone of your medical school application. As such, your personal statement should be polished, contain a good hook, well thought out, and capture why you want to be a doctor and what life experiences have informed your journey to applying to medical school.

When Should I Start Studying for the MCAT?

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As the MCAT is one of the most important metrics of evaluation when applying to medical school, it is imperative to give yourself enough time for studying for the MCAT, taking the MCAT, and getting your score back before submitting your medical school applications. This timeline can look different for...

Choosing your target score for MCAT

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One of the major questions on the minds of pre-med students everywhere is “what score do I need to get on the MCAT to get into medical school?” This is a tricky question, as it doesn’t have just one answer.

MCAT Score: How is the MCAT Scored?

15 min

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MCAT scoring of this multiple-choice test consisting of four sections spanning critical reading to chemistry can often mystify those new to the medical school application process. As the MCAT score is a large part of the medical school application, it is important to understand how the test is designed and scored prior to taking the exam and applying to medical school.

5 Reasons You Got a Low MCAT Score

15 min

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The medical school application process is holistic, but the MCAT still makes up a considerable portion of the evaluation for most programs, and thus it is important to put in the time and put your best foot forward on a retake.  In this blog post, we will talk about the top 5 reasons students score low on the MCAT, and some potential solutions.

Khan Academy MCAT Test Prep

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Womar marking dates on a calendar to help prepare for using Khan Academy for MCAT

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Khan Academy MCAT materials encompass both content review and practice questions, making it one of the most comprehensive and one of the best free MCAT resources that certainly shouldn’t be overlooked when deciding which MCAT prep resources to use. In this post, we’ll be discussing how to set up a study schedule to use Khan Academy for MCAT prep.

6 Best MCAT Resources to Help You Prepare for Your Exam

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One of the first questions many students have when they start studying for the MCAT is which MCAT resources to use. With a multitude of free MCAT resources and different resources for purchase out there to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down options.

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