USMLE vs MCAT

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As many who are either interested in pursuing a career in medicine or who are current medical students understand, there are a lot of exams that stand between med students and the title “Doctor.” These tests may seem daunting, but with the right preparation, you can conquer these obstacles to...

How to Make the Most Out of a Gap Year Before Medical School

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Taking a gap year before starting medical school can be a highly productive alternative to the traditional straight-through route. This time can be used to gain work experience, boost your MCAT score, perfect your essays and compile all components for your medical school applications, and much more!

Secondary Applications and How to Approach Them

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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 Score: How is the MCAT Scored?

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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.

7 Reasons to Consider a Physician-Scientist Training Program

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Dual degree medical programs, such as Physician-Scientist programs, offer ambitious and curious students the opportunity to become leaders and experts in a particular field of study that is related to healthcare.

How to Customize an MCAT Study Schedule

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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.

5 Reasons You Got a Low MCAT Score

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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.

You’ve Made it Into Med School! Now What?

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Congratulations, you have been accepted into medical school! After more than a year studying for the MCAT, writing countless essays, and practicing for interviews—not to mention fulfilling all the pre-med requirements during college—your hard work has paid off.

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.”

How to Learn the Most from Your Pre-Health Advisor

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For a pre-medical undergraduate student, or anyone studying for the MCAT, perhaps the most important place on campus is the Pre-Health Advising Office. The Pre-Health Advising Office is a great destination for getting to know like-minded peers and learning more about the pre-health journey, but it is also the place...

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