Category: MCAT Books & Resources

  • Best MCAT Books of 2021

    Looking for the best MCAT prep books? Magoosh’s experts break down what you should know about MCAT books and materials for 2020-2021.

  • AAMC Fee Assistance Program and Free MCAT Prep 

    What’s the AAMC fee assistance program? Magoosh’s experts share all the information you need about AAMC fee assistance eligibility and MCAT fee waiver.

  • A Real Student’s Shortened MCAT Experience Video

    A Real Student’s Shortened MCAT Experience Video

    Are you curious to learn what real students think about the shortened MCAT? I interviewed Hannah, a student who recently took the shortened exam, to get her take and top tips. I hope that this eases your mind before your exam!

  • What Can I Use as an Alternative to Khan Academy’s MCAT Videos?

    Khan Academy is retiring all MCAT content on July 15, 2020. Learn the best way to continue to access that content, and try our recommended alternatives to Khan Academy MCAT lesson videos.

  • MCAT Examkrackers: Book Review

    With so many MCAT books to choose from, picking the right one is like searching for a needle in a haystack. How do the MCAT Examkrackers books stack up?

  • 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…

  • How to Use AAMC Content Outlines

    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 Medical Colleges). These content outlines are very informative to anyone who wants to do well on the exam. When reading these outlines, there are two key things to…

  • MCAT Vocabulary Resources

    Although the CARS section of the MCAT is notoriously difficult, the English vocabulary you are expected to know is not a huge focus, the way it is on some other exams such as the SAT, ACT, or GRE. However, there is a significant amount of reading and reading comprehension required on the MCAT, and mastery…

  • How to Find an MCAT Tutor

    You know your MCAT score is important. You also know that it is a tough exam to study for on your own. So you’ve probably asked yourself: should I take an MCAT class or should I get an MCAT tutor? We’ve addressed the first question in a previous post and we will answer this second…

  • 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,…