mcat prep

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    High School Dual Enrollment

    Hi Everyone, I am currently a Junior in High School. I am dual enrolling at the local community college for the majority of my classes including Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, and Math classes. I plan on graduating with my associates in science, in the spring of 2021, which should...
  2. jg2021

    What is the best way to prepare a sufficient MCAT study schedule/where to start?

    I am entering my second semester of my junior year and am taking 13 credits, planning on taking the MCAT in May or June (have not scheduled it yet). I am taking biochem (which I am retaking from my first semester because I know I can get a better grade + I think it will better prepare me for...
  3. SeifersLilSisL8

    SIU MEDPREP 2020

    Since no one has posted about this program yet this year; I guess I will. I wanted to create a safe space for people who are applying to this program to talk about where they are in the process. Personally, I applied cycle 1 and I received an interview. The interview was on Friday, Nov. 22nd...
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    Bad MCAT Score

    So I don't want to go into too much detail, but basically I studied full-time for 2 months this summer without any distractions. I got 500 on my first AAMC FL and then 504 on my second AAMC FL (three days before the test). Just got my score back today and I got a 498... I bombed the science...
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    I cant find a good MCAT reviewhave coennt, I could care less about review course

    Hi everyone, This is my first time on SDN. I recently started MCAT preparation and was set on Next Step after reading many positive reviews about it. However, after purchasing the 1600 dollar package I noticed that the content is utterly missing. Before purchasing this I asked the customer...
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    For Sale MCAT Princeton Review Online Course Access - $500

    I am selling access to the online MCAT course by Princeton Review ($1700 value). It expires on November 11/10/2019. The account includes videos, 11 Princeton full-length tests plus practice passages, unlimited access to all the AAMC tests and banks, and more. Does not include books, which can be...
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    For Sale MCAT Princeton Review Online Course Access - $400

    I am selling access to the online MCAT course by Princeton Review ($1700 value). It expires on November 11/10/2019. The account includes videos, 11 Princeton full-length tests plus practice passages, unlimited access to all the AAMC tests and banks, and more. Does not include books, which can be...
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    Biology II vs. Biochemistry II

    Hello all, I am planning on taking the MCAT next summer (2019) and am trying to decide whether I should take bio 2 or biochem 2 before I take the MCAT. I have already completed all of the classes that are suggested to take before the MCAT, except for biology 2. The reason I am concerned about...
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    Applying to Med school: Gap year or no Gap year?

    I am in my 1st sem. of my junior year @ Colgate University. My major is Molecular Bio & I have a cGPA of 3.61 & 3.43 for sciences. I know it is not ideal, but I also know that Colgate is known for grade deflation & some have told me that will be considered (?) I am trying to decide if I need to...
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    Curve Setter Mcat Prep??

    I have looked everywhere online and cannot find reviews other than ones that you pay for. Anyone bought the course and have opinions?
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    Best MCAT Prep

    So I'm studying to retake the MCAT in January. The first time I took the MCAT I used Kaplan and some AAMC materials. Right now, I'm using Examkrackers and Princeton Review books. I was considering taking an online course, but a lot of people on here are saying it's not worth it. I feel like you...
  12. vikhloe


    101 Passages: Biology I&II Physics Brand new. No marks or hightlighting or notes whatsoever. $40 each book. Message me if you are interested!
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    low practice MCAT scores

    I'm scheduled to take the MCAT on 9/19. I have been getting ready this summer by going over content in the Kaplan books and making flashcards for each chapter and book, except the CARS book. Last summer without any prep, I scored a 497 on the free Princeton MCAT test. Today I took the Kaplan...
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    MCAT and AMCAS app current cycle

    Just took my MCAT feeling kind of meh about how I did. Got killed by C/P took too long trying to figure out an answer on some questions tht I should’ve skipped and went back to later. I've been reading threads and it seems that I am not the only one who thought c/p was difficult. I didnt void...
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    Advertisement MCAT tutoring w/99th percentile scorer, MIT grad, 10+ yrs experience

    Hey all, I graduated from MIT with a degree in chemistry, specializing in organic, and got a law degree from Georgetown. I decided to go back to medical school a few years ago, and I completed a postbac at the Harvard Extension School. I scored in the 99th percentile on my MCAT. I've been...
  16. UMVoyager

    SIU MEDPREP 2019

    Hey future MEDPREP class of 2021. Rising SIU SOM MS2 here that just finished up in Carbondale and currently struggling to pack for Springfield, IL. If it was not for this program I would not be 1) in medical school or 2) successful in medical school. This program is absolutely amazing and I am...
  17. MCATdisciple

    The MCAT Disciples Annual MCAT Prep Course Scholarship for Underrepresented Minorities

    Event: 4th Annual MCAT Preparatory Course Scholarship Details on this course may be found at Event Timing: 5/30*/20 - 8/31/20 7am-5pm minimum 5 days/week | Access to course materials until end of 2019 testing cycle | Students may finish prior to 8/31/20. Event...
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  19. psyflgirl

    What do I do with the 6 weeks I have left before the MCAT

    Hello, I have been studying for the MCAT since January, but I work full time so I haven't finished content review. I have been using Kaplan and KA videos. I have like 4 more chapters of each subject left (Kaplan), but I am wondering if I should finish content review or should I just start doing...
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    Gold Standard Reviews Please

    Hello all! I am thinking about what prep materials to use for my MCAT test date at the end of this summer. I was wondering what everyone or anyone thinks of Gold Standard MCAT prep materials. Has anyone used them in the past and had success? If anyone is currently studying with Kaplan or TPR...
  21. psyflgirl

    Content Review. Rereading chapters?

    Hello, I have been studying fro 3 months now, I have been doing flashcards as I go but I have not practiced them as much as I would want to. Last week I sat down with all my flashcards and I realized that except for the ones I did within the last two weeks I can barely remember any content from...
  22. StackOfTurtles

    How to improve my non-trad chances in 5 hrs a week?

    I'm 30, and in my fifth year of a PhD program in the humanities. I'm writing my dissertation, and I *should* be done in June 2019. Meanwhile, I'm taking my MCAT June 1 and will apply to med schools this summer -- my state school is my #1 choice, but I have a short list of 5 other institutions to...
  23. Ama4

    Online or In Person study buddy or group Needed - Rochester NY

    Looking for an online study buddy or group, I don't think I'll find one close to me here in Rochester NY, and online works great for me too. Just having someone who's going through this would be great. I am not yet done with my content review, but I'm doing both content and practice...
  24. MCAT Self Prep

    FREE MCAT Prep Course: 10 Study Modules, 150 Lessons, Proven Results

    MCAT Self Prep eCourse: The Free MCAT Prep Course Structured The MCAT Self Prep eCourse takes all of the best MCAT prep materials and organizes them into an easy-to-follow eCourse, giving you all the structure and expertise of a prep course without the thousand dollar price tag. Experienced...
  25. MCAT Self Prep

    99th+ Percentile MCAT Tutoring, $49 Per Session, Proven Results

    Best Prep for the Best Price MCAT Self Prep only hires tutors that scored in the 97th percentile or higher on the new MCAT with most of our tutors having scores in the 99th percentile or higher. While many prep companies are willing to hire anyone who did somewhat decent on the exam, MCAT Self...
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    Best MCAT One-on-one tutoring

    I have seen that multiple companies such as NextStep, Princeton review, and kaplan offer one-on-one online tutoring. I know that it is usually more expensive then the courses but I think tutoring would be the best, and most effiecient way to help my studying. Any recommendations on what...
  27. bioboy23

    MCAT materials and timeline

    Hello peeps, I am currently a senior (graduating in fall 2018) and plan on taking a gap year. My plan is to begin some light-ish study this coming summer, throughout my last semester, and then hit it hard in the spring months right before I sit for the exam. My first question is: does this...
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    WANTED: Berkeley Review Books

    Hi everyone, I am currently looking to purchase 2016/2017 Berkeley Review books, particularly for Physics, Gen Chem, OChem, and Biology (both books for each subject). Please let me know if you are selling any of these (as well as the Psychology and/or CARS). Thanks!
  29. stonefawkes

    For Sale 509+ MCAT Prep: ExamKrackers 10th Edition Books FOR SALE!

    I am selling all my MCAT prep books from earlier this year which I used to get a 509+. I am selling everything for WAY less than I bought it for--EK books are in excellent condition and contain NO MARKED PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS (though some books have highlights in the content review sections)...
  30. mrdespair

    Help with prep over semester + winter break

    Hi SDN, I unfortunately will not have a full summer available to prep for the MCAT, so I was wondering if you guys would have any advice for preparing over the course of a regular semester (I'm anticipating being able to spare about 5-8h/wk for prep) plus winter break (when I will be able to...
  31. mcat prep

    Breaking down the MCAT: MCAT Study Schedule by Gold Standard

    The most difficult thing for most students is to know where to actually start. Once you design your own MCAT schedule and organize your time, all you have to do is stick to your plans and you are half-way there! Just click on any of the links below to get started: When is the best time to take...
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    For Sale Pristine Lot of MCAT Prep Books

    I have a large stack of MCAT Prep Books that have never been used. My husband got them to take the MCAT and then due to unforeseen circumstances had to stop. They are in perfect condition. They are for the updated MCAT but were printed in 2015. Let me know if you would like to make an offer...
  33. Cervantes

    Emory MCAT prep course

    Hi, SDN! I'll be taking the MCAT in August, and I've already signed up for the in-person Princeton Review course that starts in June and ends at the beginning of August. The PR course meets Monday through Thursday for 3 hours each day for a total of 102-105 hours. Until the date the PR course...
  34. MCATdisciple

    Free MCAT Prep Course for 2 Lucky URMs

    (I am not sure if I am allowed to post this here or not, forgive me if not). Hello! My name is Laureano Andrade Vicenty, 97th percentile scorer on the 2016 MCAT, Afro-latino Puerto Rican male, and founder of The MCAT Disciples. I started this prep company with a goal, and that is to drastically...
  35. wizarddoc2213

    Kaplan MCAT 7 Book Set $40 (Great Condition)

    Hi Pre-Meds! I am looking to sell my Kaplan Book Set (7 books, all the subjects) for $40! The books are in great condition. I also have the high-yield problem solving guide that I can throw in, but it has some writing in it! Please comment if you're interested and we can go from there! They are...
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    Kaplan 3E vs 2E practice tests?

    So by a (happy) accident, I got access to both the Kaplan 3rd Edition and 2nd Edition online practice exams. Does anyone know if the exams differ enough from version to version that taking all six exams instead of just the three from the 3E would be useful?
  37. Jony770

    Thoughts on AAMC Question Packs for MCAT prep?

    Howdy folks, First off, sorry if this has been covered elsewhere on the site; I searched and couldn't find anything, but I'm also relatively new to SDN. I'm going to take the MCAT May 19th and I'm about to dig into my study. I bought the 6 book Kaplan set but after doing a bit of work out of...
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    What MCAT prep materials did you use? Recommend or nah

    Hey, I'm trying to wrap my head around how to prep for the MCAT. From what I gather so far, EK is really good for concise review and Kaplan is more detailed, but provides more practice questions (is this correct?). I think I'll end up settling for one of the two. Also, is it correct to assume...
  39. JaxMD2be

    Leah4Sci - Has anyone used her MCAT prep program?

    Hi, I am looking for reviews or references for the program run by Leah at She gives a TON of free resources that I find very helpful as she has a way of breaking down topics that is clear and easy to follow. I took the MCAT this past October and scored below average :( In...
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    Best course plan to prepare for MCAT?

    I'm sure a similar question has been asked before, but I have taken the pre-reqs out of the usual order because of my major. Here are the classes I've taken so far (I just finished my first semester as freshman): Calc II Phys I Chm I Eng and Comp I Where should I go from here in terms of...