YOUR JOURNEY TO MEDICAL SCHOOL

GO TO: Freshman  •  Sophomore  •  Junior  •  Senior

PRE-MED FRESHMAN YEAR

INTRODUCTORY MEDICAL CAREER RESEARCH

  • IS MEDICAL SCHOOL RIGHT FOR YOU?

    The decision to pursue medical school and become a doctor is a difficult one to make. Find out if medical school and life as a physician are a good fit for you.

REQUIREMENTS + PREREQUISITES

  • PRE-MED MAJORS: CHOOSING YOUR SPECIALTY

    Although a science-focused major may overlap with your pre-med course requirements more than an English or Theater major, for example, it’s generally believed that medical schools aren’t looking for any particular major in their applicants.

WHAT ELSE TO FOCUS ON DURING YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR OF PRE-MED

Meet with your pre med advisor to plan out your undergraduate career.

Begin a healthcare volunteer program, internship, or job.

Talk to upperclassmen to hear about the MCAT and the medical school application process, first-hand.

Join a pre-med student organization.

KAPLAN’S QUICK MCAT POP QUIZ & 20-MINUTE WORKOUT

Our quick, free 4-question pop quiz and 20-minute workout are the best way for you to gauge exactly where you stand as you enter your sophomore year of pre-med, when you’ll start planning for the MCAT.

PRE-MED SOPHOMORE YEAR

REQUIRED MEDICAL SCHOOL COURSEWORK

RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE TO PURSUE

PLANNING FOR THE MCAT

  • what’s tested on the 2020 MCAT?

    The new MCAT requires a lot more stamina and focus than its predecessor. Now is the time to start taking a holistic view of the test matter so you have plenty of time to prep for everything that will come your way.

MEDICAL SCHOOL RESEARCH + PLANNING

TAKE OUR MCAT FREE PRACTICE TEST

How would you score on the MCAT today? You’ll receive a detailed score analysis and answers and explanations.

SIGN UP FOR OUR MCAT QUESTION OF THE DAY

Build prep into your daily routine with exam-style questions delivered directly to your inbox.

PRE-MED JUNIOR YEAR

You’ll spend your junior year preparing for and taking the MCAT, researching medical schools, and working through your med school applications. Below, we provide resources to help fine tune your MCAT study timeline, application requirements, and more.

WORK WITH ADMISSIONS EXPERTS FOR 1-ON-1 SUPPORT

Your consultant has worked in med school admissions, so they know the process inside and out. They’ll help you distinguish your application, giving you a competitive advantage.

PRE-MED SENIOR YEAR

APPLY TO AND INTERVIEW FOR MEDICAL SCHOOLS

  • WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF MEDICAL SCHOOL?

    The time has come to submit your application to the medical schools you have selected. First and foremost, be sure you plan for any and all costs that may come from interviews and applications, so you’re not caught off guard.

  • the hardest medical school interview question

    The one subject that you should be an expert on is yourself. You’ve certainly spent plenty of time with yourself and have hopefully reflected on the qualities that you want to convey during your medical school interview.

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ASSESS YOUR APPLICATION RESULTS

PLANNING FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL

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STARTING MCAT PREP

THE SUMMER MCAT

RETAKE THE MCAT

RE-APPLY TO MED SCHOOL

APPLICATION TIPS

CHEMISTRY REVIEW

PERSONAL STATEMENTS

PHYSICS REVIEW

FOLLOW ALONG ON SOCIAL

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