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Author Archive | Kat Thomson

AAMC FL1 Explanations [MCAT Practice Test Explanations Reddit Mega Compilation!]

Hey MCAT students, tired of searching Google or Reddit question-by-question for explanations to the AAMC full-length practice tests for the MCAT? We got you! Below, you’ll find a complete list of questions from AAMC full-length test 1 (or AAMC FL1 as it’s referred to on Reddit) and embedded links to available explanation threads from Reddit. […]

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What to do if your MCAT study plans have been disrupted due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

So, things have changed. For most people, the current coronavirus pandemic has altered how we are thinking and feeling about a lot of very important things: our families, our friends, our studies, our jobs, our financial status, our well-being, and our futures. If you were planning on taking the MCAT and applying to medical school […]

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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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MCAT Study Schedule: 2 Months

In an ideal world, everyone could devote 20 hours per week to studying for the MCAT. 20 hours over a period of 15 weeks or more will achieve 300 hours of study time—a target time highly recommended by experts! However, the majority of medical school applicants are juggling classes, work, families, or some combination thereof. […]

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