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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Medical School Admissions: Should I Take an MCAT Class?

Taking an MCAT prep course is often a difficult decision. Whether or not to take a class depends on your economic situation and time management skills. If you have the money and excel in a structured learning environment, a class can be quite helpful. But you do not need a course to ace the exam. You can easily obtain used study materials and set up a study plan on your own. Also, you can now purchase online review courses that provides increased scheduling flexibility. 

Pre-meds often ask my opinion on the best MCAT classes available. As I did not take a class, I cannot speak from personal experience. But I have heard good things about Kaplan, Princeton Review, and Examkrackers.

For step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school and more details on MCAT strategy, check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. If you’d like to communicate directly with Dr. Miller, medical school admissions expert, please email or call 415.939.5251.

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