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When is the Best Time to Take the MCAT?

Ninety percent of medical school admission officers consider GPA and MCAT to be the two most important factors in admission in the early stages. Although officers look for high grades from medical school applicants, an outstanding MCAT score can abate a not-as-good GPA. This is a great (yet challenging) opportunity to take advantage of, considering […]

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Your Test and Your Confidence

To succeed on standardized tests, you need a certain level of confidence. This is true of most pursuits, but standardized testing is such a stressful and anxiety-producing venture that confidence in your abilities will make or break your score. Most students know the feeling of mid-test anxiety: you begin to worry about that answer that […]

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Approaching Test Day

Test day is tough, whatever the test. At least as important, though, is the time leading up to the big day. The right approach can make all the difference. 1) Take a break. Two or three days before your test date, give yourself a break and stop studying. Not only does cramming not work, but […]

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Time Management Tips for the MCAT

Time management can be one of the most daunting issues facing a student who is looking to take the MCAT. It can be difficult to find a pacing that allows you to finish on time, without sacrificing accuracy or comprehension. This difficulty is exacerbated by the breakdown of questions on the MCAT – 52 questions […]

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MCAT exam – Importance, Exam Dates, and Goal Scores

How important of a factor is the MCAT? The MCAT is required for the vast majority of US MD and DO schools. Although most competitive medical schools will look for a composite score of 30 and above, medical school admissions is largely a holistic process. This means that the MCAT, while an important factor, is […]

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Common Interview Mistakes

1) Arriving late. A lack of timeliness speaks volumes about your own personal and professional character. Not only is it disorganized, but it is disrespectful to the school that is hosting you and your interview group. Avoid this by allowing for delays like heavy traffic or getting lost on your way. If you arrive with plenty […]

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Changes to the MCAT for 2015

Big changes are coming to the MCAT! The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) anticipates major modifications to the well-known exam, projected to be implemented in 2015, and has outlined their basic plan as follows: 1) Changes in the natural sciences section and the addition of a new Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior […]

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What is on the new MCAT?

MCAT 2015 is coming. Changes are being made. Sections are being added…and getting longer. So, what exactly are these changes and sections? Watch the video below to find out!

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MCAT Scores

Wondering what scores you need to get into medical school? Check out this short video.

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3 Steps to a Better MCAT Score

The Medical College Admissions Test (“MCAT”) can be mastered, and at Top Test Prep we know how. The MCAT is an exhausting, tricky, and difficult exam – when you take the MCAT, you’ll be competing against some of the brightest students in the country. Follow these tips to get the best score possible: 1) Solve […]

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