While MCAT prep is long and tedious, it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Below you will find everything you need to help you prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test – The MCAT.
We’ll start with the basics, MCAT Math without a Calculator, along with in-depth science tutorials including videos, cheat sheets, practice quizzes and more.
But we won’t stop at content. Strategy is critical to helping you succeed on this test, and so we’ll cover everything from start to finish, from how-tos and strategy, to detailed MCAT study guides and more.
Be sure to check back frequently as I keep adding new MCAT resources to this page
Let's start with the basics. See How to Start Studying For The MCAT
When to test? Review the 2022 MCAT Test Dates
While the MCAT does not have a ‘math' section, you are still required to perform calculations WITHOUT A CALCULATOR, and not just the easy calculations either.
Think ‘in your head' multiplication and division of fractions, decimals, and scientific notation, trigonometry, and yes, even logarithms and antilogs.
Orgo, perhaps because it requires problem solving more than just equations, can be the trickiest of the MCAT Chemistry topics. UNLESS… you learn how to make sense of the molecules, concepts and reactions.
Chemistry is the foundation of science. This section is all about how atoms, molecules and reactions (not their mechanisms). This series currently covers the basics, from stoichiometry and quantum numbers, to atomic specifics, acids bases and more.
- Stoichiometry and Reactions
- Quantum Numbers
- Molecular Geometry video
- Acid Base Ka/pKa pH/pOH Calculations
Hands down, physics is everyone's least favorite MCAT science, perhaps because the concepts are less intuitive than say, solubility in chemistry or the circulatory system in biology. Let's bring these difficult concepts and equations to life with some in-depth basics below
Biochemistry is the one MCAT science that ties it all together. You'll see general chemistry concepts with organic chemistry structures and reactions, all to explain biological phenomena in more detail.
Let's start with the crucial components below
- Amino Acids
- Fischer Projections from chirality to sugars
- Hemoglobin and Oxygen Dissociation Curves on the MCAT
Biology is the most intense of the MCAT science, due to the volume of information to cover (from cells to theories, to systems and more). This is also the heaviest science on the MCAT tested in the Chem/Phys, Bio/Biochem and even the Psych/Soc section.
While not a ‘science' to study for, the CARS or Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section can make or break your exam. For this section you need to master everything from reading comprehension and timing, to efficiency and ability in answering questions.
- Use this strategy to improve your MCAT passage Timing
- Then implement the Newspaper Strategy using Scientific Journals for MCAT Passage Reading Practice
No single journey is unique, see how others have gotten through their MCAT and into medical school to learn and gain inspiration from their journeys.
Here are just a few
- MCAT Advice from Ada of The Biosisters
- Her Self Study MCAT Prep Journey
- Overwhelmed and Missing Out for a 515 MCAT Score
- For more see here
Which books are the best? How many exams should you take? What are some good supplemental sources for practice questions? This and more on the MCAT Resources Page
In addition to my tutorial videos I also have full-color downloadable MCAT Cheat sheets. See them all here
Download the Ultimate MCAT Prep Guide
Are you overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information required for the MCAT? Are you worried that a lack of a proper study plan and low MCAT score will prevent you from getting accepted into medical school? My Ultimate MCAT Prep Guide will help you formulate a concrete study plan, by helping you figure out where you stand now, identify your goals, and figuring out what it takes to reach them.
And be sure to download the Companion Workbook to personalize it to YOU every step of the way.
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