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MCAT Score Release Schedule

The way that MCAT score release works is unique among the other pre-health exams. When you take the GRE, PCAT, DAT, or OAT, you receive an unofficial score report right when you finish taking the exam. With the MCAT, you have to wait about a month before you get your score report. MCAT Score Release […]

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How Many Times Should I Take the MCAT?

Created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the MCAT exam is designed to help medical school admissions committees evaluate applicants. It is not an easy exam and many students struggle to attain their target scores. It is quite common for students to retake the MCAT. These students aren’t happy with their scores and […]

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MCAT Prerequisites

According to the MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2016 there are no formal MCAT prerequisites. That being said, it’s not wise to take the exam without sufficient preparation. Here, we’ll describe the informal MCAT prerequisites that students should aim to complete.   Informal MCAT Prerequisites: Recommended Courses Here are some courses that will help prepare […]

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What Time Does the MCAT Start?

  The MCAT is an important exam, one that you cannot afford do miss. So what time does the MCAT start? The official MCAT start time is 8:00 AM. However, the actual time that you begin your exam will vary depending on how long it takes you to go through the check-in process. It will […]

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What is on the MCAT: How to Use MCAT Content Outlines

If you are a pre-medical student, you need to know what’s on the MCAT. You certainly do not want to take an exam without knowing what is tested. If you don’t know what is tested on the MCAT, you should definitely take a look at the content outlines created by the AAMC (American Association of […]

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Best MCAT Resources

Pre-medical students are often told that the key to succeeding on the MCAT is studying hard. It’s good advice. To do well on the MCAT, you do need to put in considerable effort in doing content review and practice questions. To do this effectively, you want the best MCAT resources. There are no better study […]

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How to Simulate MCAT Test Day

An important step of preparing for the MCAT is taking full-length MCAT practice tests. There are three important reasons to take practice tests: Figure out what content you need to review Build up the endurance to maintain focus throughout the entire exam Reduce testing anxiety The last reason is a big one. The MCAT can […]

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Should I do an MCAT Bootcamp?

For some pre-medical students, the MCAT is a standard summer marathon. You spend three months doing nothing except studying for the MCAT. This may sound intense but some students choose to bury themselves further in their studies by doing an MCAT bootcamp. These programs are typically run by test preparation companies and are considered the […]

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