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MCAT Vocabulary List

Having a strong vocabulary foundation pays huge dividends in a plethora of instances: when you’re writing your personal statement, reading medical journals or a book for pleasure, networking with professionals, attending fancy dinner parties, and so on. Oh, and it’ll pay off big time on the MCAT, too! Be sure to check out our free, […]

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Top Five Strategies for MCAT Success

The MCAT is not an easy exam, but every year tens of thousands of pre-medical students receive stunning MCAT scores. How do these students do it? This is a great question that students ask me all the time. In reality, there is no one right answer. There are numerous ways for students to study for […]

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When Was the New MCAT Launched

In 2012, the president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) announced in an open letter to all pre-medical students a new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The reason given for the change was that “the health system of tomorrow will require a different kind of physician.” Instead of focusing just on core concepts […]

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How Much Math Is on the MCAT?

You’re looking at the MCAT as an obstacle, partly due to math and other difficulties. You’re planning to go to med school to cure diseases and heal people, not to solve differential equations! Regardless, you’ll need to know some math in order to ace the MCAT and get into the school of your dreams. Here’s […]

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What are the MCAT and GRE? The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) and GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) are both standardized tests for students pursuing higher education or, in other words, another degree on top of their bachelor’s. If you’re applying to medical schools (both MD and DO), you need to take the MCAT. If you […]

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MCAT Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is arguably the most important component of the MCAT. There is the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, but it is really integrated throughout the exam. Even if you know all of the science facts cold, you still need to be able to read passages, assess the information, figure out what they […]

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Should I Take an MCAT Class?

The MCAT is an extremely important part of the medical school application process. As we’ve discussed in “What is a good MCAT score?” and “MCAT Scores For Top Medical Schools,” a strong MCAT score can help applicants get into the medical school of their dreams. When facing the daunting task of studying for the MCAT, […]

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