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[…]

What Topics Does the MCAT Cover?

Is there a list somewhere that contains everything I should memorize for the MCAT? Sadly, there is no magic notebook that contains every piece of content that you should memorize for the MCAT. The AAMC has released a general list of concepts that are covered on the MCAT, but little specifics are given as to Read more about What Topics Does the MCAT Cover?[…]

When to Start Studying for the MCAT

When should I start studying for the MCAT? It can be easy to feel like the MCAT is so far away and that you will just study for it when you have time. While it is smart to focus on maintaining your grades, getting shadowing hours, and preparing your medical school application, it is important Read more about When to Start Studying for the MCAT[…]