Next Step to Med School: MCAT Blog

At Next Step, we believe in educating first. Our MCAT blog was created to reflect this value. Our articles are written by the same MCAT experts who write our MCAT books, MCAT practice exams, and our MCAT course materials. We also partner with guest contributors regularly, both professionals and industry experts, to make sure that you are getting information that is not only relevant, but accurate.

Learn from the best with this free MCAT resource, updated with new articles regularly. If you need to know about a specific MCAT subject, changes being made to the MCAT exam, and general information about the MCAT, our blog is the perfect place for you.

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Feb 21, 2020
Pre-Med Advisory Council Presents: Medical School Admissions Overview

Applying to medical school is not easy. With all the forms, requirements, and necessary activities, it’s easy to get overwhelmed or feel lost. Christine Crispen, former Director of Admissions of the UC Irvine School of Medicine and current member of our Pre-Med Advisory Council, goes over what to expect in the medical school admissions process.

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Feb 17, 2020
MCAT Timing Strategies – February 2020

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 […]

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Feb 11, 2020
How to Create an MCAT Study Schedule – February 2020

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 webinar

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Jan 30, 2020
Pre-Med Advisory Council Series: The Journey to Medical School and Beyond – January 2020

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 […]

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Jan 13, 2020
Intro to the MCAT – January 2020

Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you’re gonna watch this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, will be discussing the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test, what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few sample […]

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Dec 30, 2019
MCAT AMA

Have you taken your first MCAT diagnostic and wondered how there are people who scored an almost perfect score on the exam? Here’s your chance to hear how they did it! Phil Hawkins has been an MCAT instructor for many years after scoring in the 99th percentile on his own MCAT. For one night, Phil […]

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Nov 27, 2019
MCAT Math – November 2019

There’s no way around it; you’re going to have to use some math skills on the MCAT. Fortunately, though, it’s mostly confined to how they relate to science topics including chemistry, physics, and stats. But what specific math skills will you need to understand to do well on the MCAT? MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins goes […]

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Nov 14, 2019
How to Create an MCAT Study Plan – November 2019

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 […]

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