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I am thinking of applying to medical school this year and i have no idea on what to do. I know I have to do the MCAT and primary and secondary applications for schools but beyond that I am lost. Any help with the MCAT process and the best study helps?

I am looking to get into the medical field but not sure how to start applying. I have been researching but I am still a bit confused. #pre-medicine #mcat #prep-test #medical-college #college-senior #medicine #hospital-and-health-care


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Palak’s Answer

Hi Shelana. Christi did a nice job summarizing it for you. Honestly, you've already identified the key steps to getting into medical school. In summary, do well on your MCATs. Identify which Medical Schools to apply to. Fill out AMCAS application. If you pass the initial screen, the school will send you a secondary application. Then comes the interviews. It' s a waiting game after that to see if you are accepted into their school(s).

AAMC is your best website. Below are the two websites that you may find resourceful:

https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/
https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/taking-mcat-exam/prepare-mcat-exam/

Best of Luck!

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Christi’s Answer

Dear Shelana, I understand what you are going through because I am also applying to medical school this May. It is terrifying because there is so much to it. However, I have found that looking at the AAMC website very comforting because they have a lot of advice to people applying for medical school. It also helps to look at the medical schools that you are going to apply to and see what they are looking for in an applicant. There is a workbook on AAMC's website where they list out different skills that you will need to apply for medical school. And you can fill it out based off of what you have done to show that you have those skills. This is very helpful for building a personal statement, which can be the most tricky part of applying. Good luck!

Thank you I really did find the most answers on their official website and the chat service was really helpful Shelana B.

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Richard’s Answer

Devote an entire summer to studying for the MCAT and consider paying for a prep course if you can afford it.
My son used MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2019-2020: Online + Book + 3 Practice Tests (Kaplan Test Prep) Kaplan Test Prep
It was about $140 and he achieved his goal score.

MCAT topics include:
Organic and inorganic chemistry.
Physics.
Biology.
Biochemistry.
Basis research methods and statistics.
Psychology.
Sociology.
Ethics, philosophy, cultural studies as well as population health, social sciences and humanities.

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