The Pulse

Kaplan’s monthly series for pre-meds

Next Episode:

What Test Takers Are Saying About the New MCAT

Monday, October 5 at 8pm ET

The first administration year of the new MCAT is over, and now we can hear about the new exam from the perspective of the students who took the exam.

In this episode of The Pulse, we’ll ask students:

  • what they wished they knew about the new MCAT before taking it
  • what they most worried about this exam and how they overcame those fears
  • what resources they found the most useful
  • and what their test day experience was like

Finally, we will pass along some advice from this first group of test takers. This episode is shaping up to be another insightful hour for Pre-Meds and we look forward to seeing you there.


Meet your moderator:

Owen Farcy

Owen Farcy

Director, MCAT 2015

Owen Farcy is director of MCAT 2015 for Kaplan Test Prep, and is responsible primarily for operations and program development for the company's pre-medical programs. As a long-time top-rated faculty member for Kaplan, Owen is intimately familiar with the MCAT and medical school admissions. An interest in global health and student advocacy has helped him to work closely with several prominent pre-health student groups such as the American Medical Student Association, Phi Delta Epsilon International Medical Fraternity, and Global Brigades. With a new, expanded MCAT scheduled to debut in 2015, Owen's main focus is working with students, undergraduate advisors, and medical schools to adapt to the new admissions landscape. He is also the host of The Pulse, Kaplan's monthly live web-series for pre-medical students. Owen holds a BS in Biology from Emory University, and has previously worked in environmental education and sustainable development.