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MCAT Prep at University of Florida

The AAMC recommends that students spend between 300 to 350 hours over several months preparing for the MCAT. When you take the MCAT is up to you. Consider the workload of the classes you’ll be taking in the 3-5 months leading up to the test, as well as any other commitments you’ll have that will put a strain on your time to study. But keep in mind that the application cycle opens each year in June—you’ll want to make sure you have your official MCAT score ready to go when you submit your application.

Below are upcoming classes near the University of Florida as well as the resources you need to get that dream score.

 


MCAT PREP IN PERSON

Enjoy the structure and support of in-person classroom sessions taught by an engaging, score-qualified MCAT instructor and get unlimited access to additional live online instruction from our highest-rated MCAT experts via The MCAT® Channel. Plus, with our best-selling books, a complete library of science review videos, and over 8,000 practice questions including all available AAMC practice materials, you’ll get more total prep hours of MCAT instruction and practice than any other course.

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UPCOMING MCAT PREP COURSES AT UF

  • Gainesville UF Kaplan Center
  • J Wayne Reitz Union, Gainesville, FL 32611
  • November 2 — February 8



MCAT PREP LIVE ONLINE

Enjoy the structure, support, and convenience of live online classroom sessions taught by one of our highest-rated, score-qualified MCAT instructors. Get your questions answered in real-time by our team of expert MCAT instructors in your core class sessions and via The MCAT® Channel. Plus, with our best-selling books, a complete library of science review videos, and over 8,000 practice questions including all available AAMC practice materials, you’ll get more total prep hours of MCAT instruction and practice than any other course.

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UPCOMING MCAT PREP LIVE ONLINE CLASSES

We offer Live Online courses to fit any schedule and any MCAT test date. Choose a class that fits well with what you already have on your plate, and we’ll make sure you’re confident walking into that room on test day.

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MEET OUR EXPERT MCAT TEACHERS

AERI KIM

What’s your best advice for students?

The MCAT is not like an undergraduate class exam. Make sure you clear mental space and time in your schedule to tackle this efficiently. 

Explain an analogy you use to create an aha moment

Reduction potential in electrochemistry is like greedy children. The greedier the molecule is for electrons, the higher reduction potential. If you want your kids to pass along the toy spontaneously, you need to order your children from least greedy to most!

Tell us something fun you can teach in 5 minutes

I can teach someone how to do a fun duet with me on the piano!

Nzinga Mack

What’s your best advice for students?

Don’t beat yourself up over any setbacks in your progress. It’s perfectly fine to be a little down about it, but be determined to find out what caused the setback and fix the underlying problem. Keep problem-solving until you arrive at your desired result. 

Explain an analogy you use to create an aha moment

Think of your exam as a balloon you’re trying to fill with water. The amount of water you need it to hold is the score you’d like to achieve. When you first start studying, there are big holes in the balloon and when you try to fill it, all of the water flows out. As you continue to prep, you’re repairing the large holes. As you near the end of your studying, you’ll start to painstakingly repair the tiny holes, one by one, until finally, your balloon holds the amount of water you need it to hold.

Tell us something fun you can teach in 5 minutes

Hmmmm… How to make a bracelet… make a pair of earrings… write hieroglyphics… wrap a head wrap… change the inner tube on a bike… start different plants from seed… differentiate aromatic herbs by sight and smell…

Daniel Able

What’s your best advice for students?

The keys to successful prep are having a plan that is specific and balanced. Know specifically what you are aiming to accomplish each day. Find balance by taking breaks when you need them.

Explain an analogy you use to create an aha moment

When I have a student that is overwhelmed, I like to compare preparing for the MCAT (or DAT or OAT) to playing Whack-a-Mole. You don’t try to hit all the moles at once (just like you don’t try to master all the content at once), you focus on one mole at a time until you win the game.

Tell us something fun you can teach in 5 minutes

How to pitch a tent or how to start a campfire.

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MCAT PREP RESOURCES

If you prefer to prep on your own, we’ve got what you need.

Self Paced Class

A full on-demand class that gives you the guidance and freedom you need. When flexibility meets on-demand instruction, your score is what benefits.

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Adaptive Qbank

Practice with a Qbank that adapts to you. Over 2000 questions and in-depth explanations.

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Practice Test Pack

Practice like it’s test day with 3 realistic practice tests, plus full explanations. 

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Kaplan MCAT Review Books

Our test prep books include content review for each section of the MCAT and offer our essential test-taking strategies and tips.

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PRE-MED AT University of Florida: STATS AND RESOURCES

The Pre-Health Advising Team at the University of Florida supports students exploring a health career, including pre-med students. In-person advising appointments are available for third- and fourth-year students—you can call (352) 273-4083 to schedule an appointment. Additionally, the team answers pre-health questions via email at prehealth@advising.ufl.edu.

You can subscribe to the Pre-Health Listserv to stay on top of all pre-health events happening on campus. The Pre-Health Advising Team also periodically sends out relevant articles and information about extracurricular opportunities.  

UF has a Pre-Health Action Plan to help students organize their prerequisite coursework, research, volunteer, and clinical experience activities. Planning your undergraduate pre-med career early is highly recommended to make sure that you complete all requirements before applying to medical school


MCAT SCORES OF UF STUDENTS ACCEPTED TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS

In the 2018-2019 application cycle, 852 UF students applied to medical school. Unfortunately, UF does not publish data on how many of its students got accepted.

Here are the national average MCAT scores for the 2018-2019 cycle as published by AAMC:

  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems: 126.6
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems: 126.3
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills: 125.9
  • Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior: 126.8
  • Total MCAT score: 505.6

It’s important to note that accepted students at many U.S. medical schools have MCAT scores that are higher than the national averages. Be sure to check with the schools on your list to find data from recently accepted classes—this information is often posted directly on their admissions websites. Keep in mind that, though important, your MCAT score is only a single factor in your application.


ABOUT University of Florida

Located in Gainesville, FL, the University of Florida has a total undergraduate enrollment of 35,491. The fall 2019 acceptance rate was 34.1%—the average SAT score of accepted students was 1388 and the average ACT score was 31. UF is ranked in the top ten public universities by U.S. News and World Report.