MCAT

MCAT Part III: The Impact on Your Med School Application Timetable

The third installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 3 to learn more about the ideal timeline for taking the MCAT and factors to consider in deciding whether to retake the test.

MCAT Part II: Test Preparation

The second installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 2 to learn more about how to register and prepare for the MCAT.

MCAT Part I: The Structure and Scoring of the Test

The first installment of a three part series on all you've ever wanted to know about the MCAT! Read Part 1 to learn more about the structure and scoring of the MCAT.

Becoming a Doctor: Med School Admissions

The traditional path to becoming a physician in the United States is to obtain an MD (allopathic) degree from a US medical school. This blog will provide a brief overview of the application process to receiving an MD. An alternative option is the DO (osteopathic) degree, which involves a more holistic ...

MCAT Changes Due to COVID-19

The MCAT is the standardized test used for medical school admissions. While other factors – including grades, clinical experience, shadowing, research and recommendations – are also considered, the MCAT has a unique role in the evaluation process because it provides a robust assessment of a student’s knowledge of science and ...

The MCAT: An Overview

In April 2015, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) officially launched a new version of the MCAT, the MCAT15. According to the AAMC, the test was changed “to help better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the rapidly advancing and transforming health care system.” The MCAT is now double in length, includes a ...

Summer Activities for Pre-Med Students

You’ve decided you want to go into medicine, and to embark upon the arduous path to becoming a physician. You’re busy studying for biology exams, conducting experiments in chemistry lab, trying to squeeze in some volunteering and (if you’re really ambitious) conducting a bit of research. Now, January rolls around ...

Becoming a Doctor: Med School Admissions

The traditional path to becoming a physician in the United States is to obtain an MD (allopathic) degree from a US medical school.  This blog will provide a brief overview of the application process to medical school, and is part of a series discussing a variety of paths to practicing ...

Why Attend a Caribbean Medical School?

Due to the extremely competitive nature of medical school admissions in the United States, many applicants opt to obtain their medical education in the Caribbean. To provide context, the admit rate at St. George’s Medical School in Grenada, West Indies, is 41%. This contrasts markedly with the admit rates at ...

Taking a Gap Year before Medical School

Deciding when to attend medical school—and therefore when to apply—is one of the most important decisions that you’ll face as an applicant. Sometimes, taking a gap year before applying can be a beneficial decision, both personally and academically. To make the best use of a gap year, students should reflect ...

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