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Avoiding The Empty Brain Feel: Managing content anxiety on the MCAT
As a pre-med, you’ve taken an exam or two (though it probably feels like 200!). When test time came, you may well have experienced testing anxiety. Sweaty palms, nausea, heart palpitations, racing thoughts, going “blank”, hyperfixation, and catastrophic thinking are just a few of the symptoms of an anxious test taker. For an exam like READ MORE
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How Many Times Can You Take The MCAT?
For many pre-med students, the MCAT isn’t a “one and done” deal. Maybe you didn’t receive the MCAT score you were hoping for, or perhaps you simply felt like your nerves got the best of you on test day—in either circumstance, you are not alone! Rest assured, it is possible (and not uncommon) to take READ MORE
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What To Do During Your Gap Year Before Medical School
Taking a gap year offers you the opportunity to gain new experiences, understand new perspectives, and learn new skills, while providing you with a break from an ongoing academic schedule. Gap years before medical school have become very common. According to data from the AAMC 2021 Matriculating Student Questionnaire, over two-thirds of matriculants took at READ MORE
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What to bring to the MCAT
You’ve done it. You’ve studied, prepared, reviewed, and now you’re ready to get that goal score on MCAT test day. While the process of getting here has probably been pretty stressful, you’ll want to make sure that test day is as easy as possible. To ensure test day is smooth sailing, there are some things READ MORE
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The Changes You Need to Know About the CASPer
A couple of years ago, we introduced you to CASPer, the friendly ghost…err, the Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal Characteristics test. Since then, CASPer has become even more popular among medical schools, including big names such as University of Washington School of Medicine, Penn State College of Medicine, New York Medical College, and several osteopathic READ MORE
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Data & Conclusions about GPA, MCAT Score, and Admissions Chances
The process of applying to medical school can appear to be one big numbers game. Tens of thousands of students apply every year, so it’s easy to feel like a little fish in a big pond. There are several components to a successful medical school application, but two particular aspects are often at the forefront READ MORE
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Comparing an MD vs a DO
Imagine it’s twenty years from now and you’re flying back from vacation. Just as you drift off, you hear the flight attendant over the PA frantically ask if anyone on board is a doctor. Your eyes snap open–it’s here! The moment Grey’s Anatomy, House, The Resident, Chicago Med, and… about 12 years of training prepared READ MORE
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How the MCAT can apply to your medical career
Studying for the MCAT can feel like it’s taking forever, especially when the only thing we can think about is getting the score of our dreams and being DONE with the MCAT. Something that can help you get through this time of your life, and maybe even enjoy it, is to consider how the MCAT READ MORE