1. marie9132433

    The Berkley Review - updated?

    I am currently ordering supplies to start studying for the MCAT, and I have seen many favorable reviews for TBR content books. I went on their website to order, but some of their stuff is from 2018 and some from 2019. I looked for the newest versions, but could not find them. Are these the most...
  2. Gabrieldnc

    Starting from zero

    Hi, good morning to everyone. I have a doubt about my studies. If you had to start, from zero and study dentistry, how would you do, considering only books? What book would you read first and what's next?
  3. C

    Taking summer off to study?

    Hi all, I am planning to take the MCAT at the end of my summer break (3 months) and am aiming for MD programs. Would anyone recommend taking the entire summer off to study for the MCAT? I was initially planning on doing research for ~30 hours/week for 2 months, but I was wondering if I am...
  4. TXneuronerd15

    Prepjet reaction

    So far I like how organized the program is, but the domain summaries are very short compared to Academic Review. Anyone who has used prepjet feel that the summaries are thorough enough for the actual test who has taken it? (Please only answer about how similar overall the material was to the...
  5. D

    How in-depth should the review be?

    Title says it all! Looking to get opinions on how in-depth the review should be. AAMC recommends around 300-350 hours of review. For example: The concept of Gluconeogenesis, to what it extent would it need to be reviewed? Does understanding what it is and what it does suffice or does every...
  6. 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...
  7. Tobirama

    Study Guide for Step 1 Study Starting Day 1 of MS1

    I'm enrolled for MS1 next year and have been gathering information to come up with a plan to start studying for Step1 beginning on the first day of class. Does anyone have any experience doing this and how did it work out? My plan is to focus on my preclinical studies and gain a strong...
  8. Mr.Popo'sDentist

    Will the awesome folks who wrote up the SDN 100 day 2019 schedule be releasing a 2020 version anytime soon?

    I want to order the prep material early, especially TBR products as those I have to mail order, I'm just wondering if I should wait a bit for an updated schedule with the new AAMC material before I spend the money. Thanks!
  9. DrSatan

    Study resources?

    Anyone have recommendations for how to study neurology that's not just read up on your patients? I have a localization book that has basic information on diseases as well, but I don't do well just reading to learn. Are there any good flashcards or question banks people use? I'm only a PGY-2...
  10. jg2021

    need some biochem study tips

    So I am in biochemistry right now and have my first exam in two days. A lot of the material is built off of prior orgo and gen chem knowledge, as this first exam is on amino acids, functional groups, pka curves, and hemoglobin/myoglobin saturation curves, however I just bombed my second quiz on...
  11. M

    MCAT study partner

    Hi, I am interested in making an online MCAT study group via Skype! Please, provide your skype id if interested. Thanks
  12. M

    Help with studying habits? Chances for optometry school?

    My GPA keeps dropping! I’m scared to death. My GPA before I took Physics 2 & Organic Chemistry 2 was 3.34. I got C’s in both of those, then it dropped to a 3.31. Once I took Biochemistry, for a C in that, and got more B’s than C’s in my other classes that semester it dropped to a 3.28. I just...
  13. M

    Retaking the MCAT, but feeling confused as to where to start

    I got my test scores back yesterday, and scored a 487 (121/121/121/124). I originally was going to follow the SN2Ed study plan, but my study partner had time restraints so we tried something else. We studied for 3 1/2 months. The first month was content review from a test prep book found on...
  14. Feelgood MD

    Dr. Najeeb lectures - lifetime subscription today only for $10

    PSA Looks like this is a good time to invest in some Najeeb: World's Most Popular Medical Lectures
  15. M

    Anki Question...

    Is there anyone using Anki filtered decks with "hierarchical tags" as their primary study strategy instead of one or two large main Anki deck(s)? If so, a few questions: 1 -- What strategy have you found works best ? 2-- What tags did you add yourself ( i.e. subject, Uworld, FA) ? 3-- What...
  16. J

    USMLE A study plan/schedule needed for IMG

    Hello there, I have just finished my step 2CK and I am planning to start studying for step 1.. does any one have a study plan for IMG that works? Thanks
  17. H


    Looking for a study partner for upcoming 2019 ABEM - American Board of Emergency Medicine board exam. Please message me if interested. Thanks!
  18. B

    Best MCAT Prep Class

    I am looking for an in person prep class, specifically anywhere in California to help me prepare for the MCAT. Money is not an issue. I know people say that it is best to self study but I honestly am not the type of person who is good at self studying (people learn best at different ways and I...
  19. Dr. Retro

    BOTH Chicago-Based Study Partner

    Hello there! I am looking for a Chicago based study partner who is well into their dedicated study period. Doesn't matter to me if you're studying for Step 1, 2 or 3, as there is overlap to the material and we can all help each other. I have a NBME comp scheduled in a month, with Step hopefully...
  20. T

    Uworld MCAT

    does anyone know if there are any Uworld extensions still available for MCAT?
  21. R

    Everybody wants to learn radiology - Here's how you actually do it!

    I was going to put this information in a reply to another post, but figured it's such a big topic that it deserved its own post. And I think the radiology resource recommendations to students and physicians on this site are ok, but not great, and only listed by popular vote which has its flaws...
  22. A

    How do you all feel when answering CARS questions?

    When I select answers for the CARS passages, I feel like I'm guessing on almost all my answers. I am only certain of my answer choices a few times throughout the CARS sections. I'm doing decent on the CARS Q-packs and I also did decent on the PR review CARS sections. Its not like im missing a...
  23. artist2022

    Forum Members DAT Summary, Tips, & Tricks

    Hi all! I think it would be helpful to have everything* that is useful in this forum put together in one easily accessible thread for everyone to use. I'll also be adding links to products so people know what sorts of materials are helpful for the DAT. Signing up to take the DAT: 1. Read these...
  24. A

    How do I improve MCAT score? (especially chem/phys)

    Howdy, So my first Princeton review full length I got a 499 (123/123/127/126) and I just took another PR full length today and got a 505 (123/126/127/129). My issue is with chem/phys obviously. How can I improve this score? I have approximately 30 days before I take my official MCAT (Jan 19th)...
  25. Tuinkie

    USMLE USMLE 1 study help

  26. langiyo

    Just your typical 3rd year TERRIFIED of NAVLE/4th year

    Hi guys, Heads up, I'm about to emotionally vomit all over you in 3....2....1... GO: So we just got our rotation schedules for fourth year emailed to us, and it kind of made everything real and I feel like I've been sucker punched in the kidney. I've been through a lot in my vet school journey...
  27. I

    100-day MCAT schedule re-reading days?

    I've been following the 100-day MCAT study schedule posted on the SDN website pretty religiously so far, but the part that I've been struggling with (and knew I'd struggle with beforehand) are the days where I need to re-read ALL the chapters from the past week all in one day. I'm personally a...
  28. futureneuromaniac

    For Sale 10th Ed. Examkrackers Complete Study Set

    Hey, guys! I'm selling the Examkrackers 10th Ed. MCAT Complete Study Package for $165 total or best offer. I will pay for shipping. The set is in almost like new condition. (There is no writing in any of the books and the only highlighting is on a few pages of the CARS book.) The books include...
  29. A

    1 month till MCAT

    Hi guys, My MCAT exam is January 19th and Im going to have approximately 35 days to seriously study for it once my school semester is over in December. I spent about 2.5 months doing content review/light practice with princeton review during the summer already. At the end of the summer, I...
  30. M

    Best MCAT resources for content review

    Hello! So I have just under 5 months for content review. Looking to dedicate about 500 hours to studying. I am wondering what the best sources are for content review? I know that some people recommend certain companies for each subject tested on the exam. I will be using full lengths...
  31. Z

    Is Kaplan live course worth it for Step 2?

    I am thinking about taking the Kaplan live in person course for Step 2. I have the time and the money and REALLY need a high score for competitive specialty. The live lecture course is almost 8 weeks long, with lectures every night. Is it worth it? Or should I just use Uworld and OME?
  32. SwolePharmacist

    Week 3 of P1 Year Report: Pharmacy School is Really Weighing Me Down

    Hi everyone. So, Halfway into week 3 of pharmacy school report: I'm f*cking tired. Over the past two weeks and a half I've had so much thrown at me. All sorts of assignments, homework, quizzes, group projects, meetings, mandatory sessions, and more just thrown at me as if I'm supposed to learn...
  33. G

    Should I study biochem for the MCAT?

    I'll be taking biochem the spring prior to graduation followed by the MCAT. Should I do separate MCAT specific studying for that class or would "regular" studying for unit exams suffice? Please advise. My apologies for reposting but my last post got no responses and it's probably lost in space...
  34. P

    MCAT Content Review Method Help

    Hey all. So I’m starting content review now. I plan to go through most the Kaplan books and make an Anki deck. How many chapters a day would you recommend? And about how long would you think it would take? Also, would a passive read/ making Anki them reviewing Anki be good for content? I’m...
  35. Dr_Dentist


    okay so I’ve struggled with RC the whole time while practicing the DAT RC and taking the DAT my first time. i was ranging from 17-19 on all practice test and i made a 13!! My first time taking the DAT. I used the method where you list numbers on the page and write keywords next to the number...
  36. 8

    PCAT Tips & Tricks

    Hey guys! So I'm taking the PCAT for the first time in September, and I was wondering if anyone has any little tips and tricks for when taking the exam? Like things to either help eliminate wrong answers or shortcuts for certain questions to help save on time? Or like when to use/not use the...
  37. C

    Study Partner wanted in Chicago, IL

    Hello, I was looking for a study partner in Chicago, IL. I am an IMG and planning on taking the Step 1 in October and wanted someone to study with. Maybe we can quiz each other, do questions and review them and discuss topics each of us are having trouble with. I also work a part-time job so I'd...
  38. N

    What helped you the most?

    i was wondering what you did to study for the DAT that helped you the most? Any tips/tricks on efficiency?
  39. Levieddin91

    DAT need to figure out daily study schedule

    I've been taking Dr. Romano's bootcamp class this Summer and I feel that my studying habits are not the most effective. After class I feel tired and don't know how to regain energy to study. Can anyone give me advice and their DAT daily schedule?
  40. W

    For Sale MCAT 528 Advanced Prep 2018-2019: Online + Book (Kaplan Test Prep) 4th Edition

    Brand new, unopened. $30, free shipping. Please email [email protected] for inquiries. Kaplan's MCAT 528 Advanced Prep 2018-2019 features thorough subject review, more questions than any competitor, and the highest-yield questions available – all authored by the experts behind the MCAT prep...