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The Importance of Basic Sciences in Residency

When studying chemical equations, molecules, and Newtonian physics, it’s sometimes hard to appreciate how this has any relevance to people and taking care of actual patients. The application of biology and biochemistry may seem readily apparent, but what about the other basic sciences? While it may seem like balancing equations and learning about electrical currents […]

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Has the MCAT Gotten More Competitive?

You may have heard that getting into medical school is not as easy as it used to be. It’s true. More and more students are applying to medical school each year. The number of first-year spots is increasing but at a much slower rate. As expected, it’s getting harder and harder just to get accepted […]

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Should I Do a Post-Bacc Before Med School?

An increasing number of applicants are doing a post-bacc before medical school. For students in college, there might be a concern about whether or not doing a post-bacc would be beneficial. This post will hopefully help answer some questions about post-baccs, especially if you are asking yourself, “Should I do a post-bacc before med school?” […]

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Good GPA Low MCAT

The MCAT is tough obstacle for many pre-medical students. Even the brightest students can struggle to score well on the exam. When a student with a high GPA gets a low MCAT score, what do they do? Well, it depends on what the MCAT score actually is. Sometimes, the GPA may be enough to carry […]

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What Is the Purpose of the MCAT Exam?

Photo by Dr.Farouk Believe it or not, the purpose of the MCAT is not to make pre-medical students miserable. According to the president of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the MCAT serves to “[help] medical schools identify not only the students who are the most academically prepared to become physicians, but also those […]

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Is GPA or MCAT Score More Important?

Pre-medical students are always striving to excel academically. They know that successful medical school applicants do well in both their college courses and the MCAT. However, is GPA or MCAT score more important? This is a tough question to answer. Acceptance rates from medical schools though will tell you that both are about equally important. […]

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