Next Step to Med School: MCAT Blog
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The heavy content load on the MCAT requires you to remember a seemingly endless amount of facts, figures, rules, and laws. How can you even remember all of that?READ MORE
This personal essay was written by Halley Darrach, a member of the Next Step Pre-Med Advisory Council. For many college students, their coursework is their job – something work-studies, volunteering, and other activities must be scheduled around. Even in the best of circumstances, course scheduling can be an expensive, high-stakes juggling act. But what happens […]READ MORE
The MCAT gives you nearly eight hours to answer 230 questions. You could break that down to about 29 questions every hour. However, you won’t spend the same amount of time on each question——or rather, you shouldn’t. Some questions might require you to read a long passage. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and lose track […]READ MORE
Dating as a pre-med is hard. Between classes, MCAT prep, externships, and volunteering, finding enough time to be in a relationship–much less find someone to start one with–is near impossible. So, we decided to help you out with our pre-med Valentine’s Day cards. Each card was lovingly drawn by our artist-in-residence and features a pun […]READ MORE
What should an MCAT study plan look like? Should you take a full-length practice MCAT every day? Next Steps’ MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins walks students through how to create an MCAT study plan in this MCAT webinarREAD MORE
It’s safe to assume there are three things you will hear once you decide you want to become a doctor: It’s hard, you need to study for the MCAT (and that’s not a cakewalk either), and don’t go to a Caribbean medical school. The first two seem like a no-brainer, but you’ll inevitably wonder, are Caribbean medical schools really that bad?READ MORE
Want to get an inside look at what life is like once you’re a resident? Watch an Open Q&A with Dr. Zach Frabitore, an Anesthesiologist Resident at The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Frabitore talks about his experience as a non-trad student—from reapplying to medical school after not getting accepted the first time to […]READ MORE
Your MCAT study plan is just as important as the materials you’re using to study. If your plan is lacking something, you won’t be able to do as well as you can on the MCAT. If your plan is convoluted, then you’re setting yourself up for burnout. MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins goes over what makes […]READ MORE
Ah glycolysis, the dread of every pre-medical student that is initially felt in their biochemistry class and once more while studying for the MCAT. Luckily, there are only a few things that you need to know about glycolysis when studying for the MCAT. We’re going over a few easy glycolysis explanations to better ingrain and understand these topics and eventually the first year of medical school.READ MORE
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