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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Nov 06, 2019
CARS Master Class November 2019

This free Master Class will be covering the CARS section (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Section) in its entirety.

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Oct 16, 2019
So You Wanna Be a Doctor – October 2019

We’re going over everything you need to do to become a doctor in this free webinar, from the MCAT to college courses to applying to med school.

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Oct 03, 2019
How to Choose an MCAT Date – October 2019

Choosing an MCAT date is not easy. With 30 test dates to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Your MCAT plays a huge role in applying to medical school, and putting off your MCAT can mean delaying your application. The perfect test date will allow you to juggle your everyday life and a robust […]

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Sep 23, 2019
MCAT Chemistry Master Class – September 2019

What is on the MCAT Chemistry section? Our MCAT instructor takes you through the different MCAT topics and a few practice problems.

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Sep 18, 2019
Secrets to a 99th-Percentile MCAT Score

To earn a 99th-percentile MCAT score, you’ll need  discipline, personal accountability, and enough time to study. Admittedly, there’s a lot more to it than that, and no one can describe it better than someone who was in your shoes and knows exactly what you’re going through. Next Step Test Prep MCAT instructor Phil Hawkins divulges […]

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Aug 19, 2019
Data-Driven Science Passages – August 2019

Admit it: Do your eyes glaze over when reading a dense, science-heavy passage? It’s easy to get lost in the terminology and data, making this question type intimidating for many MCAT students. This review provides an interactive discussion of figures and data on the MCAT – how to approach data, trends, and figures that appear […]

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Aug 14, 2019
MCAT Master Class: Metabolism and Glycolysis – August 2019

You might already have a basic understanding of metabolism—at the very least, you should know it slows down as we age. However, to fully understand metabolism as it relates to the MCAT, we need to take a deeper look into Bioenergetics. What is glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, and the Pentose Phosphate Pathway? How does thermodynamics play into […]

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Aug 06, 2019
Intro to the MCAT – August 2019

Are you thinking about attending Medical School? If so, you don’t want to miss this. One of Next Step Test Prep’s top instructors, Phil Hawkins, discusses the basics of the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), what it covers, how it is scored, how it weighed in your medical school applications, and even cover a few […]

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