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  • woman taking an MCAT practice test to prepare for the exam

    December 20, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Dec 20. 2022

    How Many Practice Tests Before the MCAT?

    Practicing for the MCAT involves hard work, dedication, and the right study materials. You'll want to ensure you have everything you need to study and perform well on the test so you can score well and get into the medical program of your choice. By including MCAT practice tests in your study plan, you can better decide how many you...

  • man studying for the MCAT exam in one month

    October 19, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Oct 19. 2022

    How to Study for the MCAT in One Month

    Whereas students who begin studying earlier can pace themselves, you'll need immense dedication, discipline, and focus to cram the recommended 200 to 300 hours of MCAT test prep and study time into a single month. GradPrep offers personalized study schedules to help you prepare for the MCAT in 4 weeks and achieve the high score you're aiming for.

  • young man studying MCAT practice questions

    April 22, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Apr 22. 2022

    Free MCAT Practice Questions

    Below are 10 practice questions to help you study for the Biology & Biochem portion of the MCAT exam.

  • Picture of the periodic table of elements and a molecular model.

    March 11, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Mar 11. 2022

    MCAT Physics & Organic Chemistry

    Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, also known as MCAT Physics & Chemistry, is the first of four integrated sections on the exam. This part of the MCAT tests your knowledge of scientific concepts and assesses your problem-solving and reasoning skills based on research and data interpretation.

  • Picture of a lab with a microscope and model of cellular systems..

    March 11, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Mar 11. 2022

    MCAT Biology & Biochemistry

    The MCAT's Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section assesses your knowledge and application of basic science concepts. MCAT Biology questions combine general knowledge with scientific inquiry. You need undergraduate-level knowledge of biology and chemistry as well as critical reasoning and deductive skills to examine data, make inferences and draw meaningful conclusions.

  • Ceramic bust of human head showing areas of the brain responsible for different functions.

    March 08, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Mar 08. 2022

    MCAT Psychology and Sociology

    On the MCAT, you will encounter questions on the foundations of psychology, sociology, and biology. Students must use their knowledge of these principles as well as their critical thinking skills to succeed on this portion of the exam. Learning about the structure of the MCAT Psych/Soc section and applying proper study techniques can prepare you for the test and help...

  • Medical students listening to a lecture and taking notes.

    March 02, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Mar 02. 2022

    Med School Requirements

    Applying to medical school involves more effort than other graduate programs. Universities often ask students to submit college transcripts, standardized test results, and reference letters from mentors, but the medical school application process involves significantly more planning and paperwork.

  • Woman with a laptop and papers registering for the MCAT.

    February 28, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 28. 2022

    MCAT Registration

    Test-takers start the MCAT registration process through the AAMC website. The MCAT section outlines everything you need for exam scheduling and payment, as well as essential information regarding deadlines, testing dates, and scores.

  • Man looking at a laptop with his hand on his forehead feeling stressed about the MCAT's difficulty.

    February 25, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 25. 2022

    MCAT Difficulty

    Many test-takers believe that the MCAT is one of the toughest tests at the post-graduate level. Factors like the test's length, the complicated exam content, and each student's personal skill set contribute to this test's difficulty. As such, proper planning, preparation, and study strategies are essential if you want to earn a high MCAT score.

  • A decisive student straightening his tie after deciding what test to take.

    February 25, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 25. 2022

    MCAT vs. GRE

    When comparing the GRE test vs. the MCAT, the differences far outweigh the similarities. Both are computer-based entrance exams, but the core test material, purpose, and requirements are quite different. Ultimately, the test you take depends on your academic interests, your preferred graduate programs' admission requirements, and your career goals.

  • Back view of person wearing a cap and gown.

    February 24, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 24. 2022

    MCAT vs. LSAT

    Although the MCAT and the LSAT exams both require extensive preparation, they have unique differences, particularly regarding difficulty and subject matter. Where the MCAT exam evaluates your understanding of medical, scientific, and mathematic topics, the LSAT tests your abilities to use logic and think critically while analyzing and interpreting information.

  • Woman sitting at a table with books and laptop studying for the MCAT exam.

    February 23, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 23. 2022

    Studying for the MCAT

    Preparing for the MCAT is a challenge, but knowing how much time you need to prepare and developing a study schedule can make it a little easier. With the right groundwork, planning, and time management skills, you can create a winning strategy to prepare for the exam and get your best possible score on the MCAT.

  • A woman wearing scrubs, a lab coat, and stethoscope smiles in a medical school classroom.

    February 22, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 22. 2022

    MCAT Percentiles

    To get into a medical school program, undergraduates must take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) developed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Scoring well improves your chances of entering your chosen medical program. After taking the exam, you receive your score and a percentile ranking that compares your performance against the results of other test-takers.

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    February 02, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Feb 02. 2022

    MCAT Scoring

    Your MCAT score is the total sum of points you earn on each section of the exam. Postgraduate institutions tend to favor candidates with higher scores, so many aspiring med students strive to achieve the best possible test results. Check out this post to learn how the MCAT scoring process works, what constitutes a good score, and how to receive...

  • aspiring med students taking the MCAT exam

    January 27, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Jan 27. 2022

    What to Bring to the MCAT

    Preparation What You Need to Know Preparing for the MCAT exam can take months, and it's easy to forget about test day prep until the last minute. You'll likely spend over seven hours at the MCAT testing center, and test-takers cannot leave the monitored area until the end of the exam. With that in mind, you'll need to prepare in...

  • med students looking at reference materials

    January 27, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Jan 27. 2022

    MCAT Sections

    The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) includes four integrated sections, each covering a broad range of topics. Knowing how many sections are on the MCAT and what each portion entails can help you better understand what to expect on test day. In this MCAT sections breakdown, we'll explain the order of the MCAT sections and the question types and time...

  • Student studying for the MCAT Test

    January 20, 2022 – Grad Prep Advisors

    POST/Jan 20. 2022

    What Is the MCAT Test?

    The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice exam that evaluates your skills and knowledge on key topics needed for medical students and other aspiring healthcare professionals. Nearly all medical schools in the United States and many in Canada require applicants to take the MCAT.