January 9, 2023Best MCAT Anki Decks in 2023
We break down in detail the available pre-made Anki decks for the MCAT and their strengths/weaknesses.
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.
November 9, 2021How to Ace the Biology and Biochemistry (B/B) Section of the MCAT
Learn what’s on the Bio/Biochem section of the MCAT and what you can do to perform well on test day.
October 4, 2021How to Ace the CARS Section of the MCAT
When it comes to the four MCAT sections, CARS is in a league of its own. It requires a different study strategy, which we outline here along with tips and tricks to ace this section.
September 27, 2021How to Ace the Psych/Soc Section of the MCAT
To do well on the Psych/Soc section, you need to have a strong understanding of social and behavioral sciences. Learn how to prepare here.
September 20, 2021How to Ace the Chem/Phys Section of the MCAT
Acing the Chem/Phys section of the MCAT requires strong math skills as well as a thorough understanding of the sciences. Learn how to study for this section.
August 16, 2021How Long is the MCAT?
The MCAT is a one-day test that consists of 6 hours and 15 minutes of testing time. Here, we discuss the timing breakdown as well as what your MCAT test day will look like.
August 9, 2021Does the MCAT Test Intelligence or Memorization?
Does the MCAT test intelligence? Does the MCAT test memorization? Find the answers to these questions so you can tailor your study strategy and do your best on the MCAT.
July 27, 2021Should I Retake the MCAT?
Learn how to tell if you should retake the MCAT and what implications a retake might have on your medical school application.
July 15, 2021Overcoming MCAT Test Anxiety
Test anxiety can lead to lower scores on the MCAT. Learn 11 strategies that will help you combat test anxiety.
June 30, 2021How to Take MCAT Practice Tests
Simply taking an MCAT practice test is not enough. Learn about a practice test strategy that can inform your studying and make test day go smoothly.
June 7, 202113 Stress Relief Techniques While Studying for the MCAT
How do you manage your stress while studying for the MCAT? Here are 13 techniques.
May 28, 2021What is a Good MCAT Score?
The MCAT is one of the most important parts of your med school application. Find out what a good MCAT score is and how to determine your target score.
May 25, 2021MCAT Score Guarantees | What They Don’t Tell You
Are MCAT score guarantees worth it? Here’s what you need to know about the fine print.
April 15, 2021When should you start studying for the MCAT?
Students who study within our suggested timeframe tend to do better on the MCAT than those who start studying earlier or later.
March 26, 2021How Hard is the MCAT?
How hard is the MCAT, really? We used objective and subjective measures to determine MCAT difficulty.
March 23, 2021MCAT Evidence-based Learning Strategies
Find out what evidence-based learning is and how to implement four effective study strategies to help you prepare for the MCAT.
March 10, 2021What to Expect on MCAT Test Day
The MCAT is here! Here’s what to expect on test day, including timing, breaks, strategy, and more.
March 1, 202199.9th Percentile MCAT Score Regrets
While I was fortunate enough to achieve a top MCAT score, I wouldn’t do it again the same way. Here are the lessons I learned.
February 17, 20214 Strategies of MCAT Top Percentile Scorers
These are the 4 strategies shared by all MCAT examinees who achieve top percentile scores.
February 11, 20214 MCAT Pitfalls Holding Back Your Score
The traditional MCAT advice is riddled with well intentioned but harmful guidelines. These are 4 common pitfalls to avoid in your MCAT prep.
January 25, 2021Should You Delay Your MCAT? How to Know if You’re Ready
Students mistakenly believe delaying their MCAT, and giving themselves more time, is always a good thing. That’s not the case – here’s when you should and should not push back your MCAT.
January 15, 2021What’s a Good MCAT Score? What to Target
Here’s how to pinpoint the MCAT score you need for your dream medical school. The answer may surprise you.
January 11, 2021When Should You Take the MCAT?
We’ll walk you through the mechanics of the MCAT testing calendar and discuss the four most important factors to consider in choosing your optimal MCAT test date.
July 9, 2020The Problem With Your MCAT Study Approach (& How to Fix It)
Chances are you’re falling for the same common MCAT study traps that will hold back your score. Here’s how to avoid them.