Archive for October 2016

What Can I Do If My GPA Is Too Low for a Postbac Program?

Session 45 In today’s episode, I’m joined once again by Rich, as we take questions directly from the Nontrad Premed Forum. We’re going to outline possible routes to take to get into medical school when your GPA is too low to get into a postbac program. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep…

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What MCAT Prep Books Should I Buy?

What MCAT Prep Books Should I Buy?

Session 13 Books, books, everywhere there’s books! All the MCAT prep books! Overwhelming, isn’t it? Today, we’ll help you identify what books you need to have to study for the MCAT, and what features you need to look for when evaluating a particular book. Listen to this podcast episode with the player above, or keep reading…

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What I Wish Every Premed Student Would Know

What I Wish Every Premed Would Know

Session 204 In this episode, I talk about some of the most common things I see premed students struggle with—the students I work with for application prep or those doing personal statement editing and mock interview prep. These are common trends and themes I see in questions directly emailed to me and questions we get over…

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Is an MCAT Study Group Helpful to Prepare for the MCAT?

Session 12 In today’s episode, Ryan and Bryan talk about using study groups to study for the MCAT. What are the advantages of joining study groups? This is a perfect example of what Ryan is constantly advocating to students. It’s all about collaboration, not competition. Here are the highlights of the conversation between Ryan and Bryan:…

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Is One-on-One Tutoring for the MCAT Worth It?

Is One-on-One Tutoring for the MCAT Worth It?

Session 11 In today’s episode, we talk about private MCAT tutoring. It’s the best form of MCAT prep you can get, individualized to you personally, but it also tends to be the most expensive. Should you be investing in one-on-one tutoring instead of taking an MCAT course or self-studying? Is private MCAT tutoring worth it? How…

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