4 Things to do to Conquer Behavioral Sciences

When the AAMC remade the MCAT in 2015, they added a new section, the Behavioral Science section. The section covers both sociology and psychology. Because there is no resource out there that covers every single term you might expect to see in this section, make sure to get as much exposure to these topics as Read more about 4 Things to do to Conquer Behavioral Sciences[…]

What MCAT Score Do I Need?

How important is getting a high MCAT score? The MCAT is the only consistent academic measure available to admissions committees. For this reason, the MCAT is more important than your GPA. It would be wise to making getting a top MCAT score a high priority. Many medical schools screen applications based on MCAT scores. You Read more about What MCAT Score Do I Need?[…]

MCAT Equations – Should I Memorize Them?

Should I memorize MCAT equations? There are hundreds of equations covered by the MCAT and knowing whether or not you need to memorize all of them is extremely important. The simple answer is that you should not spend your time trying to memorize every single equation that might show up on the MCAT. Why? Because Read more about MCAT Equations – Should I Memorize Them?[…]

When Should I Start Doing MCAT Practice Problems?

Which is more important? MCAT Practice problems or content review? The short answer is that both are more important at different times. When you first begin studying for the MCAT, you should be spending the majority of your study time learning the content and a minimal amount of time doing practice problems. Once you have Read more about When Should I Start Doing MCAT Practice Problems?[…]

The Time it Takes to Earn a Top MCAT Score

Based on our analysis of top MCAT scorers, there is no set amount of time that will guarantee you a high MCAT score. Some high scorers only studied a couple hundred hours or less while others needed to study more than one thousand hours. The reason there is so much variability is that every student Read more about The Time it Takes to Earn a Top MCAT Score[…]

Should I Time Myself While Doing MCAT Practice Problems?

How often should I be doing practice problems? Our analysis of top MCAT scorers has revealed that those who succeed on the MCAT make doing practice problems the central aspect of their study plan. For this reason, you should start doing practice problems from day one. Doing so will give you an understanding of your Read more about Should I Time Myself While Doing MCAT Practice Problems?[…]

Will Reading Improve my MCAT Score?

Will reading improve my reading comprehension abilities? Yes! Students that tend to have the easiest time on the Critical Reading section of the MCAT tend to be avid readers. And as you may know, 80 to 90 percent of MCAT questions are passage based questions. For this reason, improving your critical reading skills will not Read more about Will Reading Improve my MCAT Score?[…]

The Most High-yield MCAT Topics

Are some concepts more important than others? Learning every single MCAT concept perfectly would take someone hundreds of years. Think about it, people spend entire PhD programs studying a single enzyme! Since you don’t have hundreds of years to prepare for the MCAT, you are going to need to prioritize your studying of certain concepts Read more about The Most High-yield MCAT Topics[…]

How to Get a High MCAT Score – My 99th Percentile MCAT Score

It was the beginning of the Fall semester and I was sitting in Microbiology Lab with my new lab buddies when one of them started talking about the MCAT. The MCAT was the last thing on my mind at this point, so I wasn’t really paying too much attention. I figured that the MCAT was Read more about How to Get a High MCAT Score – My 99th Percentile MCAT Score[…]

The Most Important Thing to Know About the MCAT

What’s the most important thing to know about the MCAT? The MCAT is one of the most challenging exams there is. So, if there was one thing you should know about it that would improve your chances at getting a top score, what would that be? Based on our analysis of top MCAT scorers, the Read more about The Most Important Thing to Know About the MCAT[…]

What to Memorize for the MCAT

Is there anything I should definitely memorize for the MCAT? This is a tricky question because the AAMC doesn’t explicitly state what content should memorized and what content should simply be understood. For this reason, the best resource we have in knowing what to memorize comes from students who have already done well on the Read more about What to Memorize for the MCAT[…]