Prepping for the MCAT 2015

Current juniors who are preparing to apply to medical school during the Summer of 2015, with hopes of starting professional school in August 2016 are faced with the unique challenge of the “new MCAT”.

As most of you know, the MCAT is changing in length, content, and scoring.   The first administration of the new MCAT will be April 2015, with 14 scheduled test dates, between April 2015 and September 2015. One important question many students have is : how will I gain knowledge of the new subjects that will be represented on the test. Here are a few options and resources.

 

General Test Prep Recommendations

– For junior students planning to take the May or August exam, I would recommend that you obtain test prep materials to use during the school year.  Have a lighter load for the upcoming spring semester to allow yourself time to be able to study adequately for the test.   Take tons of practice questions / tests!  One deterrent for students when considering test prep materials is cost.  This is an investment in your future!  The cost of an MCAT prep course, question bank, books, etc.  will be well worth it when you secure a stellar score and are offered a scholarship for medical school 🙂

Here are a few resources:

  1. *MCAT Foundations In Biochemistry and Behavioral Sciences Course *

– Option for junior students who have not yet taken biochemistry and are planning to apply for medical school in Summer 2015.

– Online course

– Cost: $1099

– Course is offered in two segments from October 28, 2014 – March 7, 2015

 

  1. Khan Academy Video Series

– Especially prepared to fill the gaps in the knowledge base of students preparing to take the new MCAT, since new material is being covered.

– Created the Khan academy in conjunction with the AAMC

 

  1. Practice tests for the new MCAT

AAMC MCAT 2015 practice test

– Full length test with answers and explanations

– Second full length practice test will be available in 2015

AAMC MCAT 2015 Information guide with 120 practice questions and answers

– Available as a supplement of the MCAT 2015 information guide and also available separately for $10.

 

4. Meded icollaborative lectures

 

Additional Resources

AAMC: How to I prepare for the 2015 MCAT

FAQs about the MCAT 2015

Biochemistry Lecture Series

Biochemistry of Premeds

Knowledge Map Concepts for the 2015 MCAT content

 

 

 

 

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