How his MCAT Productivity jumped from 15 to 40 hours per week

Meet Ricky, A teacher, triathlon competitor, iron man finisher, and premed student. Ricky came to me for help creating a realistic study plan, and so we did. The first step in any MCAT study plan is simple: Review the situation, Come up with a strategic plan customized to the student’s unique situation as outlined in […]

Studying in the Shower

Time is often the biggest issue when it comes to studying for the MCAT. With 3 years worth of undergraduate studies to master for the exam, not to mention all the practice passages, full lengths and review, it’s often a race against the clock. Learning content in Phase 1 is time consuming, But it doesn’t […]

Improve Study Focus and Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

Receiving your medical school acceptance letter, the white coat ceremony, graduating with that MD or DO and finally seeing patients as a doctor. You’ve dreamed of nothing else for years! But in order to get there you have to study. You want to study… you’re committed to studying…but somehow the studying just doesn’t….flow? You can’t […]

Too Many MCAT Notes?

You’re premed! You’re a diligent student, and a hard worker. Which means… as you study you take notes. LOTS of notes! Perhaps too many? How neat are your MCAT notes? How detailed are they? As an undergraduate, I prided myself on taking very good notes. Approaching OCD level. I had a collection of colored pens […]

Step 5: Making the Most of Your MCAT Study Time

At this point, you should understand what the MCAT is all about (Step 1) and have a daily/weekly study scheduled mapped out (Step 4). Stumbled onto the Ultimate MCAT Prep Guide? Click to Start at the very Beginning. Now that you have your schedule and even know which subjects to cover, HOW do you cover that […]

MCAT Prep Study Hours to Months Breakdown

As an MCAT tutor I hear this question often. Students looking ahead to their exam date want to know how many months they should set aside in preparation for the MCAT. I realize that with so much to cover on the MCAT it’s overwhelming, and having a definite ‘number’ potential makes the task less daunting. […]

MCAT Prep: How Much Time Do You REALLY Need? (it’s more than you think)

There’s a ton of generic and conflicting advice out there regarding MCAT prep. Whether it be from inferior articles, ill-informed advisors, non-premeds who’ve ‘heard from somewhere’ or ‘from someone’, and even from friends who took the old exam and don’t realize you’re preparing for a 7.5 hour monster of a test. A student recently shared […]