Entries by emmacalderwood

Taking the At-Home GRE

As a result of the global response to COVID-19, some Prometric testing centers for the GRE® General Test temporarily closed their doors, forcing many students to cancel or reschedule their testing date. To accommodate these students, ETS introduced an online GRE that could be taken at home. While many centers have reopened, some locations remain closed or […]

Taking the GMAT Online

As a result of the global response to COVID-19, testing centers for the GMAT™ Exam indefinitely closed their doors, forcing students to cancel or reschedule their testing date. To accommodate students, the Graduate Management Admissions Council (GMAC) introduced a take-at-home option called the GMAT Online exam. While centers throughout the world have started opening, some […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 2 Months

Creating your MCAT study guide can be one of the most important but challenging aspects of preparing for the MCAT. According to the AAMC, the average pre-med student should spend about 240 hours preparing for the MCAT over three months. As the official MCAT prep of the AMSA, Kaplan recommends that you spend 300-350 hours studying so you […]

A Week in the Life of an M2

I spent a lot of time before starting medical school imagining what my life would be like. You work so hard as a pre-med to get the grades, MCAT score, perfect extracurriculars, and the interviews you need to get a highly coveted seat in medical school. It is a hectic and anxiety inducing time, where […]

Virtual Medical School Interviews: The Ultimate Guide

The COVID-19 national health crisis has had an impact on many aspects of our lives.  For members of the 2020-2021 medical school applicant pool, COVID-19 has meant a move to online learning, cancellation of MCAT dates, and the birth of the virtual medical school interview as medical schools pivot to safely conduct interviews. This guide […]

How to Register for the LSAT

While you can register for the LSAT by phone (by calling 215-968-1001 during LSAC’s business hours), it’s much more common to register online through your LSAC account. Once you’ve created your account, you’ll indicate the LSAT date and testing location for which you’re registering. The deadline to register for the LSAT is generally 5-6 weeks […]

How to Register for the MCAT

Once you’ve selected an MCAT test date, you’ll have to complete a few steps to register: First, make an account with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which develops and administers the MCAT.  Once you’ve logged in to your AAMC profile, click on “Start Exam Registration”. You will be asked to provide Biographic Info […]

All About Medical Scribes

As part of your research into pre-medical clinical experience opportunities, you may have come across medical scribing as a way to gain exposure to clinical settings. Read on for information about what medical scribes do, who can become a medical scribe, how scribing can help set you up for success in a future medical career, […]

NEW: PSAT Writing and Language Quiz

Test your PSAT readiness by taking this PSAT Writing and Language quiz! Read the following passage. For each question, look to the corresponding number in the passage and determine what corrections, if any, should be made to the underlined text.  One shudders to contemplate Michelangelo’s reaction if he were to gaze up today at the famous frescoes he […]