Unfortunately, even after months of preparation, students are sometimes faced with an MCAT score that lies below their goal. Though this certainly isn’t a situation anyone necessarily wants to be in, coming to grips with the reality of what caused this outcome is paramount in improving your score the second time you attempt the exam. Below are some questions that will help you narrow down what went wrong the first time and ensure improvement on your retake. 1. How much did you study? The first thing you want to ensure is that you put in a sufficient amount of time preparing for the MCAT. Due to the vast volume of materi ... Read More About Top Tips for Retaking the MCAT
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Stephanie is a Houston tutor specializing in Literature, History, Essay Editing, and much more. She graduated from Cornell University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Check out her review of her alma mater: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Stephanie: Cornell is located in the town of Ithaca, New York. The area immediately surrounding campus is referred to as “College Town&rd ... Read More About A Day in the Life at Cornell University
The tutors behind Varsity Tutors are not just here to teach – they’re sharing their college experiences as well. Erin is a Houston tutor specializing in Spanish, Biology, Statistics, and much more. She graduated from Tulane University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. See what she had to say about her school: VT: Describe the campus setting and transportation options. How urban or safe is the campus? Are there buses or do you need a car/bike? Erin: Tulane is in the heart of New Orleans, located in the Uptown portion of the city. The St. Charles streetcar is available rig ... Read More About What is it Like to Attend Tulane University?
As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content learned in four very specific science classes: Physics, General Chemistry, General Biology, and Organic Chemistry. While a mastery of each of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute to success on the exam. These key skills are not particular to any single MCAT section, but rather play a role on the test as a whole. While any good study plan incorporates lengthy content review, developing the following skills through full-length practice exams is just as integral to acing the MCAT. Analytical skills At its core, the M ... Read More About 3 Key Skills You Need to Ace the MCAT
By Michelle Finkel, MD Insider Medical Admissions The following piece was written by Dr. Michelle Finkel. Michelle has been featured in our Admissions Expert series and is a former Harvard Medical School faculty member. She is the founder of Insider Medical Admissions. Success at your medical school interview can hinge on subtle components of the day that you might not even consider to be influential until it's too late for damage control. Several of those points were covered in my last Varsity Tutors’ blog entry, which included two important topics that I called You can check out anytime; but you can never ... Read More About How to Prepare for Your Med School Admissions Interview: Part 4