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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. You’ll also find an MCAT score conversion calculator […]

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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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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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Khan Academy MCAT Prep Review

In April of 2013, a partnership was announced between the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and Khan Academy. The goal of the collaboration was to develop free MCAT study resources. Khan Academy has a great reputation for its free online videos that students watch to prepare for their classes. Some students have claimed that […]

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How to Avoid Getting Bored While Studying for the MCAT

Let’s face it. You could probably think of a million things that are more fun than studying for the MCAT. This might include going down a giant waterslide, backpacking through Europe, or jamming out with your super awesome, on-the-verge-of-being-discovered band. But, when it comes to getting into medical school, studying for the MCAT is one […]

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Sending MCAT Scores to AACOMAS

AACOMAS, which stands for American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (a mouthful, I know), is the application service website through which pre-med students apply to DO medical schools. To learn about the difference between DO and MD schools, check out Burton’s post about MCAT Scores for DO Schools. Through AACOMAS, you will […]

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Where to Find Free MCAT Tests

The new MCAT was launched in April 2015. Leading up to this change, test prep companies began writing MCAT books that would be tailored to the new exam. They also started creating free practice tests to give pre-med students an idea of how the new MCAT would be different from the old one. Magoosh does […]

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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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