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MCAT Practice Questions: Physics

Walking into MCAT preparation, many students think of physics as the least applicable science to medicine, reflecting on calculus-heavy premedical classes. But even in the medical field, physics is all around us. When we treat patients at a rehab hospital, we often talk about motion, forces, and bone strength. An ophthalmologist may draw diagrams to […]

How to Study for the MCAT in 6 Months

Congratulations on getting started on your MCAT preparation. Planning out the next six months to best maximize your time and not fall into the trap of procrastination is going to be key in your success on the MCAT. Even with six months to prepare, you will need to put aside a good chunk of study […]

What’s a Good SAT Score?

What’s a good SAT score? If you’re trying to figure out your SAT score goal for 2020 admissions, you’ll want to look at the SAT averages for the schools you’ll apply to. There are great resources like the College Board where you can search for averages at a wide variety of colleges. The SAT is based on a […]

What are the best MCAT test dates?

Choosing MCAT test dates should balance the amount of time you have to prepare with when you want to submit your medical school application. The AAMC/MCAS service application typically is made available sometime in May, and the first round of applicants will submit them as soon as possible. To have a complete application when it is […]

What’s a good MCAT score?

Each of the four sections of the MCAT is scored between 118 and 132, with the mean and median at 125. This means the total score ranges from 472 to 528, with the mean and median at 500. Why such odd numbers? The AAMC stresses that this scale emphasizes the importance of the central portion […]

When should I register for the MCAT?

There are many different factors you should consider when choosing a test date for the MCAT. Things to take into account include your academic background, how long you need to prepare for the MCAT, and when you want to submit your completed medical school application. Finally, practical considerations might become a factor; in many parts […]

How long does it take study for the MCAT?

The answer to “how long does it take to study for the MCAT” is rarely a satisfying one. The answer is “it depends”. In reality, there are two questions behind this question: How long will it take you to study for the MCAT? How long should you study for the MCAT? The answers to these […]

What’s Tested on the MCAT (2020-2021)?

What’s tested on the MCAT? On the 2021 MCAT, you’ll face 230 questions over 6 hours and 15 minutes. The new MCAT requires a lot more stamina and focus than its predecessor. The breakdown of MCAT questions is 10 passages with 4 to 7 questions each and 15 stand-alone questions in each of the science sections, and […]