Pre-Med Studies: Take the MCAT
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Taking the MCAT
First thing to know, you need to prepare for the MCAT outside of your premed courses. The required courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics will prepare you to study; they do not prepare you to sit for the MCAT without additional study, review, and practice, practice, practice. AAMC recommends that you purchase the Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package to find out just what competencies you are lacking before you begin your studies.
The key to success on the MCAT is to understand and answer the questions very quickly. Truman students have reported repeatedly that practice exam scores are higher than their actual exam scores. Thus, one must not rely on the practice exam scores as a reliable indicator. Also, one should practice both exam questions and exams from various sources: Do Not Rely on one source for all your study materials.
Some other online study resources include:
- Student Doctor Network: Learn more about medical school and medical school admissions.
- Comparison of MCAT study materials
- Informal study groups abound on campus: Sample study materials can be found in the Student Organization Room (MG2080) in Magruder Hall.
For more information, contact:
Head Academic Advisor, Center for Academic Excellence