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Hannah Smith

How to Prepare for Medical School Secondaries

Secondaries are coming up fast! Processed AMCAS applications will be sent to medical schools starting June 30th. Click for more on how to prepare.

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Linda Abraham

To Submit or Not to Submit the AMCAS (Pre-MCAT Results in Hand)

Applying to medical school is a stressful and time-consuming process. Filling out the forms, fulfilling the necessary requirements, gathering all the documents, writing those essays, and then finally waiting for the results are all factors that contribute to a difficult procedure. Another aspect that makes the entire situation even more complicated is the timing. Should […]

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Kat Thomson

New MCAT Score Conversion

Along with an added section and its heavy focus on biochemistry, the new MCAT also has a new scoring system that is different in some key ways. In this post, I’ll walk you through the basics of how the new MCAT score conversion relates to old scores. I did the number crunching for you, because […]

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Alicia McNease Nimonkar

How To Research Medical Schools

This post was originally published on the Accepted blog.   Considering that there are 125 allopathic medical schools in the U.S., deciding which schools to apply to can be overwhelming, especially since selecting the right schools can make or break your chances of acceptance.   Factors to Consider When Narrowing Down Your Medical School Choices […]

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Hannah Smith

Common Mistakes to Avoid on the AMCAS Experiences Section

So you open up the AMCAS. You input your MCAT score, your coursework, your bio information. You type in your personal statement that you’ve spent months editing. But what about the work and activities section? That is a lot of room to explain different activities you’ve done throughout college and beyond. And you know what […]

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Linda Abraham

3 Things Your MCAT Results Say about You

Are you worried about applying to medical schools with low stats? The MCAT is one of the determining factors med schools take strongly into account during the admissions process, and it’s one that you should take seriously as well. Why do medical schools care so much about this standardized test? Why should you study hard […]

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Kat Thomson

The New MCAT and Agents of Socialization

How might the concepts “socialization” and “agents of socialization” appear on the MCAT? Check out a quick but thorough guide in this post!

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Hannah Smith

AMCAS Activities and Experiences: 8 Ways to Take Advantage of the Section

This post originally appeared on the InGenius Prep Blog.   When you apply to medical school, the AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service) application includes an experiences section. If you remember your college application days, think of it as an extended Common App activities section. You’ll have fifteen boxes to include relevant work, research, internship, […]

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Burton

MCAT Examinee Agreement

As part of the registration process on test day, you will be required to sign the MCAT examinee agreement. What does that entail? Find out in this post!

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Burton

Valid Identification for Your MCAT Test Day

This post goes over the criteria for valid identification for your MCAT test day and why knowing this is important for your MCAT success. Click for more!

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