The decision to take one or multiple gap years is one that many pre-meds face. In fact, according to a 2019 survey, 65.2% of incoming medical students took gap years, with the majority having taken one or two gap years. In fact, two gap years is relatively common as the average incoming age of medical […]
For most of us, the MCAT isn’t something you can just wing. It takes diligent effort and preparation in order to do well on it. So a study schedule and a concrete plan is a must. Without a schedule and a plan, you could easily fall behind in your prep and not leave yourself enough […]
With 1 month left before the test, you do not have much time. But some preparation is better than no preparation. And if some of the material is still fresh in your head (because you recently took BCPM courses), then 1 month may be enough for you to do well on the MCAT. Since you […]
Science courses in college are essential for premed students. Not only are they required for medical school admission, but they also are heavily tested on the MCAT. Your science GPA is also sometimes looked at separately from your overall GPA when schools consider you for admission.
Exams are a big part of many undergraduates’ lives. For premeds especially, many courses will use exams as the primary method of assessing your understanding. This means that many of your grades will be based mainly on how you do on exams.
A study schedule for the MCAT is a good way to make a plan for yourself regarding MCAT prep. It both gives you a way to know if you are falling behind, as well as helps you make sure you save time for all of the prep you want to do. Without a schedule, you […]
Whether we like it or not, grades are an important part of college. Depending on your career path and if you are going to graduate school, your college GPA could play a role in what opportunities you receive. However, do not forget that grades are not everything.
The following post is from one of our authors, Alexa Smith. She scored in the 99th percentile on her MCAT and compiled a 4.0 while in college as bio major. Here’s Alexa.
Along with your GPA, the MCAT is the most crucial factor in getting into medical school. It is not something you can “wing it.” It takes a lot of work and preparation. This article is written by Alexa Smith, who score in the 99th percentile on the MCAT. In the article, she provides the groundwork […]
Hi, my name is Alexa Smith and I am a premedical student who graduated from Case Western Reserve University with degrees in Biology and German. I took the MCAT (the Medical College Admission Test) in July of 2019. This was the summer between my junior and senior years of college. I was fortunate to score a 522 […]