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AAMC’s AMA on /r/MCAT – Ask Me Anything

This post is a compilation of the AMA that the AAMC did on Reddit on 7–13–17. I went through as much as I could to combine the relevant questions from users and answers from the AAMC. Pretty great to hear answers to questions directly from the AAMC! Although, I gotta be honest, they gave very intentionally vague answers. BEWARE! Questions from users are in bold and answers from the AAMC… Read More »AAMC’s AMA on /r/MCAT – Ask Me Anything
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7 Common MCAT Myths

This list is not exhaustive, but it represents a large portion of the beliefs I hear from MCAT students all of the time. Myth #1: “The MCAT is a medical school exam.” Not quite; the MCAT is a medical school entrance exam. It’s an undergraduate exam that sophomores can take if they really wanted. It’s surprising how common the perception of the MCAT is that it is somehow testing material… Read More »7 Common MCAT Myths
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Best Majors to Help Prepare You for the MCAT

Having different experiences gives people different advantages. As I shared before, writing more and developing a habit of asking questions helps train self-awareness and critical thinking. So what about the experiences and majors we study during college? Are their any majors that give an advantage for the MCAT? Here’s my argument: I’d say the best degree to prepare you for the MCAT would be a degree in biochemistry with a… Read More »Best Majors to Help Prepare You for the MCAT
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#1 Reason Why Students Fail the MCAT (And How to Avoid It)

I’ve spoken to hundreds of students. I’ve noticed one thing in common with every student that has received a score they did not like (myself included). The number one reason: we all took the test before we knew we were ready. So the question becomes: why do we do this and how can we prevent it from happening again? Here are some reasons why along with my responses: Reason #1:… Read More »#1 Reason Why Students Fail the MCAT (And How to Avoid It)