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December 19, 2023

How to Bounce Back After a Bad MCAT

Your MCAT score is arguably the most heavily weighted objective measurement when it comes to earning acceptance to medical school. Admissions committees believe your MCAT score is the best hard indicator they have as to whether or not you can handle the rigors of a medical school curriculum. So, naturally, a high score on your

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November 1, 2023

2024 MCAT Test Dates + Score Release Dates/Times

As a hopeful premed, you already know the MCAT is a big deal—it is arguably the most heavily weighted objective measurement when it comes to medical school acceptance. You need a good score to even be considered by top schools, which means you need to schedule plenty of time for dedicated studying before your test

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April 4, 2023

How to Manage Your MCAT Timing

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is quite a lengthy examination at 7.5 hours long. However, don’t think this dramatic length means you have extra time to ponder each passage and its corresponding questions. There are four sections. Each section is 90-95 minutes, and each asks 53-59 questions, which gives you about a minute and

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March 22, 2023

Voiding the MCAT — What You Need to Know

The MCAT is a behemoth of a test with major ramifications for your future medical education. In other words, it causes untold amounts of stress among premeds everywhere. But did you know that after you take the MCAT, you have five minutes to decide if you want to void it and essentially toss it into

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February 16, 2023

The Dark Side of MCAT Reddit and How to Actually Utilize /r/mcat

We’re breaking down /r/mcat honestly to ensure you don’t get sucked into a black hole of misinformation and can make the most of the useful aspects of the platform.

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November 28, 2022

Are There US Medical Schools That Don’t Require the MCAT?

We’re all about giving you straight answers. While “What medical schools don’t require the MCAT?” is a very common question online, it’s also a misleading one. Articles that claim to list medical schools without an MCAT requirement are actually listing BS/MD, BS/DO, or other similar early admission pathways—some of which begin as early as high

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November 18, 2022

Applying for MCAT Accommodations

If you have a disability or medical condition that negatively affects your ability to perform well on standardized tests, rest assured that the AAMC provides MCAT accommodations to level the playing field and give everyone an equal chance of success. Depending on your needs, there are several different accommodations available, including extra time, additional breaks,

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October 9, 2022

How Much Does MCAT Cost? The REAL Costs Analyzed

As anyone can tell you, medical school is expensive. But first, you need to get there. Along with the hundreds of thousands of dollars you’ll (hopefully) spend on your medical school tuition, applying to medical school also costs you, and one of those costs is taking the MCAT. So, how much does MCAT cost? In

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September 22, 2022

How Many Times Can (And Should) You Take the MCAT?

How many times can you take the MCAT? The question we want you to ask is: “How many times should you take the MCAT?” Retaking the MCAT isn’t always the best path, and the decision depends on a number of other factors, including the time you have before applying, the schools you’re trying to get

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September 13, 2022

How to Choose the Best MCAT Tutors

There’s no shortage of MCAT tutoring services out there, but is MCAT tutoring something you need? In this post, we’ll examine how to choose the best MCAT tutor for you. At Med School Insiders, we wholeheartedly believe in our systematic and customized approach, but we want you to make the choice that’s right for you.

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June 8, 2022

What to Bring to MCAT Test Day

Learn what to bring to MCAT test day, including what to leave at home, what’s allowed in the testing room, and what to pack to help the day go smoothly.

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