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2013 MCAT® Summer Intensive
Ready to do whatever it takes to get a powerhouse score?
Take the MCAT Summer Intensive Program, with over 320 hours of MCAT
immersion for the most concentrated prep experience ever. This intensive
program focuses all your brainpower, energy and attention on the MCAT.
Tuition: $8,499 or 3 installments of $2,833
Tuition with Housing: $11,999 or 3 installments of $3,999.67
Unique MCAT Course Structure
Boost your MCAT skills with Kaplan's results-driven curriculum, including comprehensive content review, exclusive test-taking strategies, and personalized attention, all designed to help you:
- Build a rock-solid science foundation with dynamic lectures
- Learn time-tested, score-raising strategies in small-group recitations
- Focus on your needs in weekly private tutoring sessions
- Practice your lessons at staffed study halls every weekday evening until 11pm
- Master the computer-based MCAT format at weekly, proctored practice tests
- Prepare for admissions success with weekly presentations from medical school admissions experts
- Do it all in an immersive, distraction-free environment with peers who are similarly dedicated to earning a top-tier score
Meet our MCAT Summer Intensive faculty.
Co-Director of the MCAT SIP
Academic Director at UCSD and CU
After graduating from the University of Illinois in 2006 in Psychology and Chemistry, John moved to Colorado to teach as a Kaplan MCAT instructor, volunteer as a Wilderness EMT, and for a short while, teach as a lecturer at the University of Colorado. During his time as an MCAT expert he has taught thousands of students, developed several MCAT resources, and mentored dozens of teachers. He joined the San Diego SIP faculty in 2008, and returned to San Diego as Academic Director from 2009-2012. This summer he is excited to be teaching in both Boulder and San Diego. When he's not lecturing, you'll usually find him skiing, surfing, finishing his yoga teacher certification, or learning to play a new instrument.
Academic Director at BU
After graduating from Harvard University in Government and Health Policy, Joel returned home and completed two years of medical school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Having decided to pursue interests other than clinical medicine, Joel joined the Kaplan MCAT faculty in 2007. He has since taught at both the BU (2008) and UCSD (2009) SIP and served as Academic Director for the UT-Dallas (2010, 2011) SIP-JAMP. He is currently completing his masters degree in community counseling and plans to pursue further graduate studies in psychology and anthropology. This year, he embraces his East Coast bias, and enthusiastically returns to Boston!
Matthew Czar Taon
Matthew began his teaching career at age 12 as a tutor for his local public library. In high school, he continued to work as a tutor for his school district and in college he began teaching with Kaplan. Matthew graduated with honors from UC Riverside in 2009 (B.S. Biochemistry) and served as the commencement speaker. He is currently a 2nd year medical student with the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences and is passionate about empowering his patients and community. Matthew is well-known for his dynamic and captivating teaching style as well as his dedication to each student in his class.
Brian graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.A., Political Science, 2010), and is currently in his first year of medical school at the U of M. In his time between undergrad and medical school, he spent time teaching at the USCD SIP, conducting clinical research in emergency medicine, and creating an organic chemistry class for high school students. In addition to medical school and teaching for Kaplan, Brian volunteers as a Spanish interpreter at a local free clinic in Minneapolis.
Co-Director of the MCAT SIP
A graduate of UT Austin, Judy has also been a faculty member of UT Austin (Chemistry Department) since finishing her Master's Degree in 2005. Judy joined Kaplan in 2008 and has done everything from directing the BU SIP in 2009 and 2010, to serving as Pre-Health Academic Manager for Kaplan in Manhattan, and finally, leading the Content Development team as a Senior Manager. After spending years helping students achieve their medical school dreams, Judy started her own career in medicine by enrolling at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2011. When she's not teaching students or becoming a physician herself, Judy enjoys competitive running, outdoor adventures, and traveling the world.
Since graduating from the College of Charleston in 2008 (BS in Biology), Kerranna has split her time between France and the US working in prevention medicine, epidemiological research, community health, and education. Kerranna is currently the Program Coordinator for Fight Colorectal Cancer, an advocacy and awareness organization. Since starting with Kaplan in 2006, Kerranna has taught in South Carolina, Florida, California, and Paris. Though the MCAT is Kerranna's forte, she also enjoys teaching the GMAT, GRE and DAT. Kerranna joined the San Diego SIP faculty in 2011 and returned in 2012 as the Program Manager. Some people refer to her as the Verbal Queen, though she prefers to go by Kerr for short.
After graduating with degrees in Biology, Spanish and International Politics from University of Kentucky in 2010, Jessalyn went on to earn her Masters in Public Health Degree (2011) and a Masters in Medical Science at Boston University (2012). Jessalyn currently teaches the MCAT for Kaplan in Boston, MA where she also works in a breast cancer research lab identifying potential drug therapeutics. Jessalyn joined the SIP faculty in 2011 and has worked in programs in both Dallas and Boston. While she's not in the lab or teaching students, Jessalyn is building her name as a classical flutist.
Why is intense MCAT prep so vital?
Competition for medical school is intense—only 43% of people who apply actually get in. Getting the best MCAT prep you can is critical to your success for several reasons:
- Admissions officers agree that your MCAT score is one of the most important
criterion in your application*
- Small score improvements can translate into massive “leapfrogging”—three
additional correct answers can advance you ahead of 11,000 other test takers*
- Your MCAT score is a strong predictor of your med school success, especially
in regard to GPA and board scores*
Twice as many doctors prepared with Kaplan for the MCAT than with any other course.* And since your MCAT score is so important, you'll want to trust a leader with these three unique benefits over the competition:
With an 8:1 student-teacher ratio, our hand-selected faculty will guide you through our arsenal of over 11,000 practice questions, including the eight AAMC Practice Tests. We'll discover and target your greatest areas of opportunity with Smart ReportsTM, our exclusive adaptive learning technology, and give you personal recommendations on what to do next.
Proven Track Record
Your success on Test Day and beyond is ensured through your partnership with Kaplan. You'll benefit from the expertise of the elite SIP faculty who will teach you Kaplan's exclusive strategies. Our Summer Intensive faculty features some of Kaplan's highest-rated veteran MCAT instructors, all with MCAT scores in at least the 90th percentile.
Higher Score Guaranteed*
Kaplan offers the industry-leading Higher Score Guarantee. Not ready to take the test? Study again with us for free. Not satisfied with your score? Study again with us for free. If your score does not improve, study again with us for free or get your money back.
*MCAT admissions importance source: Kaplan Medical School Admissions Officer Survey, August 2010. 83 admissions officers interviewed. Leapfrogging source: AAMC.ORG Examinee information section. MCAT score as indicator of success source: Julian, Ellen R. “Validity of the MCAT” Academic Medicine (2005). Twice as many doctors claim refers to medical students who participated in the survey and who took the MCAT and a course to prepare for it. Harris Interactive® online study for Kaplan conducted between Sept. 9 and 18, 2003 among 5,779 U.S. adults who were current medical students or had been medical students previously, of whom 2,746 took the MCAT and a course to prepare for it. Higher Score Guarantee: Conditions and restrictions apply. For complete guarantee eligibility requirements, visit kaptest.com/hsg. The Higher Score Guarantee applies only to Kaplan courses taken and completed within the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and France.