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 months away for me and that I would just study for just a single month before...

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How to Use the Official AAMC Content Outline

After the 2023 MCAT season ended, the AAMC released their first ever content outline for the MCAT. Why hasn’t this received more attention? It has been buried in their Online MCAT Prep Hub, making it difficult to find and revisit. However, it has some great material, combining online textbook links with some of the already officially endorsed Khan Academy...

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What Should I Bring (and Not Bring) on MCAT Test Day?

Knowing exactly what to bring and not bring on your official MCAT test day can be stressful. Although the AAMC has official guidelines, it is always nerve wracking not knowing how strict a testing center will be and how much you can read between the lines. Here, I have condensed these guidelines and added my own tips, tricks, and insights that helped earn...

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your MCAT Content Review

“Content review” is one of the most popular buzzwords in the pre-med lexicon, but for virtually all of us, it’s pretty nebulous. Thankfully, MCAT Self Prep offers a thorough, in-depth e-course to help structure your time, but what you get out of it is ultimately up to you! Here are some tips for making the most of your content review (with or without MCAT...

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The Ultimate Guide to the AAMC PREview

While the MCAT is the most daunting test facing most pre-medical students, the AAMC Professional Readiness Exam (AAMC PREview) and Computer-Based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics (CASPer) exams are rapidly being adopted by medical schools. Each of these are situational judgment tests, a form of psychological test used in many industries to...

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How to Prepare for a Medical School Interview?

After spending hours editing my personal statement, drafting secondary essays, and waiting an excruciatingly long amount of time, I was fortunate to receive several medical school interview invites! I was ecstatic at the news, but I didn’t know the best way to prepare or what these interviews entailed. Here, I’ll describe the 7 major pieces of advice I...

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Mental Math for the MCAT

For many students, mental math can be one of the most frustrating parts of the MCAT. The bad news is that you will undoubtedly need to do some math on test day. The good news is that you don’t need to be a world-class mathematician to get the right answers! Here are some tips for approaching mental math on test day.   Come prepared As part of your...

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MCAT Self Prep Student Review

Thanks to MCAT Self Prep I was able to earn a 518 on my official MCAT that I took in April, 2022! I originally looked into MCAT Self Prep after browsing MCAT services online, but all the services I was coming across were extremely expensive and did not allow for as much freedom as MCAT Self Prep. After discussing with...

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30 Point Improvement on the MCAT

Studying for the MCAT can be a daunting task, especially when you have no idea where to start or how to structure your studying. I spent a few days online trying to research the best ways to study for the exam, and I was super overwhelmed by the endless suggestions I found through Reddit users and other study plan advertisements. Getting Started I stumbled...

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Which MCAT Prep Course is Best?

Every pre-med student starting their junior year knows what intimidating, stress-inducing exam is looming right around the corner: the MCAT. I remember winter break of my junior year; so many hours were spent googling random questions about this huge test that would seemingly dictate the rest of my future. When should I take my MCAT? How long should I...

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How to Interpret Figures in MCAT Science Passages

It can feel very daunting when an MCAT question asks you to draw a conclusion from a figure. Whether it is deducing if a gene is dominant or recessive from a table or determining the relationship between the independent and dependent variables in a graph, a figure can make science passage questions tricky. However, these few tips can help you confidently...

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