Overwhelmed and Missing Out for a 515 MCAT Score

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Studying for the MCAT can feel like drudgery work filled with anxiety. Stuck inside, hunkered down, head buried in a book while your friends and the whole rest of the world is passing you by. It is hard work! But it doesn’t have to be that dreary and scary. After all, hard work pays off! […]

MD Bound Despite 2.7 Undergrad GPA

MD bound despite 2.7 undergrad gpa

When your dream is to become a doctor, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and scared. It’s easy to feel the anxious sense of ‘I must apply to 100 schools, get accepted to 50, and hopefully reach my dreams!’  Now I agree, you want to apply to multiple schools. But in the end, one acceptance is […]

What If I…

Tim Ferriss Ted Talk Video on Fear for premed students

Being a premed student is a journey filled not only with a lot of hard work and planning, but also with many doubts and fears. Do you find your thoughts running wild: What if my MCAT scores aren’t high enough? What if I miss early application deadlines? What if I get rejected? What if I’m […]

Scientific Journals for MCAT Passage Reading Practice

Scientific journals for MCAT prep video by Leah4sci

When it comes to the MCAT sciences, content is only the first step. Content will give you a foundation for understanding what is happening in any given passage or question. But true mastery of the MCAT comes from being able to do MCAT style passages and questions. For many students, the research and data process […]

SI Unit Conversion Cheat Sheet

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Unit Conversions or Dimensional Analysis doesn’t have to be so confusing! The cheat sheet below is a short list of important units, prefix values and conversions to memorize for the MCAT. (You should also memorize these for your chemistry and physics classes) Start with this Tutorial Video: Unit Conversions Series Part 1 on how you can quickly […]

New Direction for the 2017 MCAT

New direction for the 2017 MCAT Leah4Sci

You need the MCAT for medical school. And yes, it’s 7.5 hours long. Yes, it covers eight disciplines. Yes, it takes a lot of preparation. The best way to conquer something difficult is to be as prepared as possible. When it comes to the MCAT, preparation doesn’t just mean content and practice. It also requires understanding what […]

Step 3: MCAT Resources: How Many, Which Ones, and When?

Assemble your Resources

In Step 1 you learned all about the MCAT, in Step 2 you created a timeline and set your targets. Stumbled onto the Ultimate MCAT Prep Guide? Click to Start at the Beginning. Now what? Let’s quickly discuss resources so that you are ready to move on to Step 4 and plan your daily/weekly study […]

Banned from Taking the MCAT

Banned from taking the MCAT

As an MCAT Tutor, it’s natural to assume I’ve taken the exam for myself, maybe multiple times. “So you tutor for the MCAT? When did you take the new exam and how did you score?” Fair enough questions, right? Since the new MCAT was first rolled out in April 2015, this has been asked by […]

Active Writing for Long Term MCAT Memorization

Active Writing for Long Term Memorization for MCAT studying

Preparing for the MCAT is a slow and steady process. But with so much to learn and remember, How do you ensure that you don’t forget the old material as you move on learning more and more new content? The purpose of Phase 1 is building a solid content foundation. This is accompanied by the […]

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

The Right Time to Take the MCAT

When should you take your MCAT? This is the million dollar question. If your dream is to become a physician, you have to take the MCAT. Medical schools in the United States and Canada require this exam; as well as many schools in the Caribbean, Australia, Europe, even Asia. Since the majority of my MCAT […]