What score do you need on the MCAT?

What Score do You Need on the MCAT?

Published from MCAT Coach | Tools, Tips & Habits for making a 521+ How to get the most out of your MCAT score Obviously, when it comes to the MCAT, a higher score is always better. But what score do you individually need on the MCAT, and when is it time for a retake? Determining Your Individual MCAT Score By the time you start studying for the MCAT, you already have a good idea of […]

Why You Keep Scoring Low on the MCAT

5 Reasons Why You Are Scoring Low on the MCAT

…and What to do About It It’s been a month. You’ve waited thirty, grueling days to receive your score back from the MCAT. And now, after all that time, you are met with let-down and turmoil. There is no worse feeling than spending months in preparation for an exam only to receive a bad score. Maybe you didn’t get the score you needed to get into your top medical school. Or maybe you just blew […]

Worst Mistake Pre-Medical Student

The Three Worst Mistakes Pre-Medical Students Make

Being a pre-med student can be just about the worst time in the life of a young doctor. You spend four years filled with the anxiety and uncertainty of ever getting into medical school. While the rest of your friends are indulging in the freedom and wild times of college, you are tucked away in the library studying for your organic chemistry exam. When others are planning all-out senior year spring breaks, you’re busy with a prep course for the MCAT. […]

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Momentum: The Only Measure for Success

For some reason, most of us hold the mistaken belief that successful people must have been born that way. We find it hard to believe that they were ever just ordinary people before becoming astronomically wealthy, or world class in whatever field it is that we envy. Even if they did experience some kind of journey to that position in life, we assume they must have been born with the skills necessary to achieve what […]

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Can an Average Student get into Medical School? Exploring the Growth Mindset

If there’s one thing premed students worry over above all else it’s whether they’re smart enough to get into medical school. For the students with 3.9 GPAs, 38+ scores on the MCAT, and solid letters of recommendations it may seem like a no brainer–maybe they won’t get into their first choice of school, but they’re getting in. But what about the rest of us? By definition, most of us are average. Most of us are going to fall […]

Premed Success: The Key Mindset for Getting into Medical School

When I was a student at the University of North Carolina I attended a seminar for pre-medical undergraduates. It was hosted by one of the Organic Chemistry professors, who also doubled as the leading academic advisor for premeds. The idea of the lecture was teaching students how to excel in their more difficult courses and create a well rounded application for medical school. But it was also to prepare the students for failure. “There are over […]

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The Right Reason to go to College

If you ask most people who are unhappy with their jobs why they won’t return to school to pursue their dream career, you’d overwhelmingly get one answer. Money. Most people don’t believe they can afford returning to school. They’ve got a mortgage to pay, kids to take care of, a full time job they can’t live without. Or, more than likely, they’ve become accustomed to a certain financial quality of life that they aren’t willing to part […]