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My Journey to Med School: Connor’s Story
My journey to medical school has been anything but orthodox. I changed majors twice, temporarily withdrew from my classes, took multiple gap years, and had a handful of other twists and turns that I couldn’t have seen coming. There were plenty of late nights, lots of uncertainty, and more than my fair share of doubts READ MORE
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Top Med Schools in Connecticut
Connecticut is an excellent destination for medical students. It is home to world-class educational institutions and has famous historical sites and breathtaking hiking trails. Moreover, its proximity to New York City and Boston means you’ll have access to all the opportunities you could desire. Despite its small size, Connecticut has excellent medical college options with READ MORE
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Studying for the MCAT While Taking Classes
As we’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, MCAT prep is a substantial time commitment, especially for students studying for the MCAT with full-time school or a job! The average med school student (e.g., ~501 MCAT score) studies for 240 hours so that they can obtain a good MCAT score. So let’s explore how a full-time READ MORE
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Challenging MCAT Terms and How to Remember Them
While admissions tests are no walk in the park, the MCAT is considered the most challenging entrance exam. For this reason, you need to thoroughly prepare for it. During MCAT preparation and on exam day, you will face plenty of challenging material and complicated medical terms (such as cerebrospinal fluid, transient diaphragmatic spasm, gustatory rhinitis, READ MORE
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Best Med Schools in Texas
Welcome to the Lone Star State, the land of barbecue, Tex-Mex, oil rigs, and the largest horse population in the US. The four years of medical school play a crucial role in your career as a medical professional. Texas has some of the best medical schools in the country (and some that offer the lowest READ MORE
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To 515 and Beyond! Why an MCAT Score is More Than Just a Number
Five hundred twenty-eight. Compared to seeing the numerals “528,” the written words have a much different vibe for me now. There I was, shooting for 100s on exams through college, then suddenly people are telling me I “need a 528,” but “don’t worry 515 MCAT score is great,” or “honestly anything over 510 is solid!” READ MORE
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Everything You Need to Know About the ABIM Internal Medicine Exam
If you’re a busy resident planning to take your ABIM internal medicine board certification exam, we’ve compiled this essential ABIM certification information just for you: READ MORE
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The Best Free MCAT Practice Tests
If you are just getting started on your MCAT prep or looking for more MCAT practice tests, you may find yourself with a ton of options. It’s hard to figure out where to start—full-length exams, Qbanks, diagnostic quizzes—the list is endless! READ MORE