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Archive for November 2016

How Can I Best Utilize Scratch Paper for the MCAT?

Session 18 In today’s episode, Ryan and Bryan talk all about scratch paper. The MCAT is taken on a computer but the AAMC still allows you to use pen and paper. So what are you supposed to do with those things? Here are the highlights of the conversation between Ryan and Bryan: You don’t bring any…

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Start Your Medical School Application Prep Now!

Session 210 It’s the last week of November 2016 as of this recording and it’s time to start your applications if you’re planning to apply in June 2017 for the 2018 class. It sounds too early but it’s not considering all the moving pieces involved. In this episode, Ryan talks about why it’s so important to…

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Should I Apply to an Out of State Medical School?

Session 50 In this episode, Ryan basically talks about picking medical schools to apply to and whether you should apply to out-of-state public schools. This is another question pulled out from the forums over at the OldPreMeds.org which you should check out, if you haven’t yet, so you too can start joining the discussions or…

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Do I Need to do a Masters to Get Into a Postbac Program?

Session 49 In this week’s episode, Ryan gives his take on whether you should do a masters program prior to taking a postbac program and he also sheds some light to the confusion around undergrad, postbac, and graduate GPAs. If you haven’t yet, register at OldPreMeds.org so you can post your first question right here on…

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Are There Hidden MCAT Prereqs I Should Take?

Are There Hidden Prereqs That I Should Take for the MCAT?

Session 17 In today’s episode, we talk more about MCAT prereqs, particularly about this idea of “hidden” prereqs. Are there any other prereqs that the AAMC wants you to take that they’re not telling you, such as anatomy and physiology? Or what else can you possibly take that will make you a better MCAT test taker?…

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Must Have Tool for Writing Your Personal Statement

The Premed Playbook As I work hard on the second installment of The Premed Playbook series of books (the first one was the Guide to the Medical School Interview), one geared towards the medical school personal statement, I was reminded of a great service that is an absolute necessity for premed students as they write…

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Do I Need to Take Sociology to Do Well on the MCAT?

Do I Need to Take Sociology to Do Well on the MCAT?

Session 16 In today’s episode, we talk about whether sociology is something you have to take to prepare for the MCAT. To what degree is sociology on the MCAT, and how can you best prepare for it? We also talk about the importance of understanding the nuances and subtleties of certain terms used in sociology to…

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