April 4, 2023How 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
March 22, 2023Voiding 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
March 5, 20232023 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
February 16, 2023The 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.
November 28, 2022Are 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
November 18, 2022Applying 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,
October 9, 2022How 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
September 22, 2022How 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
September 13, 2022How 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.
June 8, 2022What 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.