Do you Have a Chance at Medical School Acceptance? Find Out!

You’ve likely heard that getting accepted to medical school is an extremely challenging feat, but just how hard is it, really? Well, out of 62,443 students who applied to medical school in 2021, 39,777 students did not gain acceptance to a single medical school. That means the typical applicant has a 64 percent chance of being completely rejected!

But, you are not the “typical” applicant, so your chances of being accepted/rejected are extremely unique to your situation. With this in mind, how are you to know what your chances are of fulfilling your dream of becoming Dr. You? Well, thankfully, there is something called the LizzyM Calculator. Using just your GPA and MCAT score, it can predict your percent chance of being accepted to at least one medical school based on historical data! Pretty cool, huh?

Even though I tell a lot of students about this awesome tool, I’ve found that many students have a hard time figuring out exactly how to use it. In this video, not only will I show you how to use it, but I will also illustrate how it can be used to determine the proper MCAT goal score to allow you to have the best chances for acceptance to your dream medical school:

Now, GPA and MCAT are not the only thing required to achieve acceptance to medical school. You need to be a well-rounded applicant with a polished and well-rounded application. To help you with this process, we have a group of highly trained and highly qualified admissions consultants right here at MCAT Self Prep! All of our advisors have a demonstrated experience in optimizing medical school applications and have personally earned acceptances at top medical school! I’ve also created a Medical School Application Course, which will give you access to countless other amazing tools such as my Medical School Application Spreadsheet and my Personal Statement Generator. I also provide countless tips for making sure you put your very best foot forward.

I hope you enjoyed this MCAT study tip! If you have any questions, please be sure to reach out. I am here to help!

Warm regards,

Andrew  George

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How we Matched up the Khan Academy Passages with the eCourse Lessons

Each lesson of the eCourse contains links to 1 to 5 Khan Academy science passages for the purpose of providing you with non-AAMC material to practice your science passage reading skills on. By completing all the linked passages within every lesson, you will have finished all the freely available Khan Academy science passages.

To match up the Khan Academy Science Passages with the eCourse lessons, we carefully examined the passage and question content of each one. Then we decided which lesson of the eCourse best correlated with that content. You may notice that some passages don’t match up perfectly with the current lesson. If they don’t match up with the current lesson, they should match up with one of the previous lessons in the module. We did this carefully so that you could practice your science passage reading skills on passages that contain the content you’ve already learned.

Why we don’t recommend non-AAMC CARS practice questions

We recommend practicing CARS by reading non-AAMC CARS passages but not doing the associated practice problems. The reason we don’t recommend doing the practice problems is because the MCAT is written by the AAMC. They have a very unique style in which they write CARS practice questions that third-party companies (try as they might) are unable to replicate. When students spend time on non-AAMC CARS practice problems, they get familiar with the wrong style of questioning, leading them to overthink and incorrectly respond to the questions written by the AAMC. Thus, it is in your best interest to solely practice on AAMC CARS practice questions.

That said, we highly recommend practicing your reading skills on non-AAMC CARS passages. In our Ultimate CARS Strategy Course, we provide you with 1,000 free CARS passages and 100+ homework assignments, giving you ample material to practice on. Reading countless passages while practicing the proper reading habits and strategies will prepare you well to conquer the CARS section as it was written by the AAMC.

Which books do the lessons match up with?

The books we use in each lesson are linked below. We plan to stick with these older editions of the books since very little has changed and the older editions are much more affordable:

First Edition of the Kaplan 7-book Series
First Edition of the Princeton 7-book Series

Do the chapters match up perfectly?

The Kaplan Books, Princeton Books, and Khan Academy Videos were all produced by different authors. For this reason, there are some chapters in the Kaplan Book or Princeton Book that are not even found in the Khan Academy Videos and vice versa. For instance, the Kaplan and Princeton Books have chapters that cover certain experimental procedures that the Khan Academy Videos do not cover.

Our goal in matching up the books with the videos was to correlate the content as best as possible while also covering ALL the content from every resource. For this reason, when nothing in the Kaplan Books matched up with one of the video playlists, instead of leaving the reading assignment for Kaplan blank, we inserted material that did not fit in anywhere else (i.e. one of those chapters on an experimental procedure that was not covered by Khan Academy). So, when the assignment doesn’t appear to match up right, please know that this was intentional.

*If you follow the reading assignments outlined, you will finish the entire Kaplan 7-book series and/or Princeton 7-book series by the time you finish all 10 content modules.

Do the sections match up perfectly?

If the sections assigned in our eCourse do not match up with the sections contained in your content review book, you may have a different edition. The sections should still match up the large majority of the time, but in the rare instance that they don’t, I’d recommend simply reading sections that do match up and saving the ones that do not for a future lesson.

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