Welcome, Truman premeds!
Want to make sure you're ready for the MCAT content? You'll need a background in Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biology to be successful; you should have completed or be currently registered in Truman's premed courses:
|Biology||Biology 107 and 108 – Introductory Biology I and II
Biology 200 (optional) – Cell Biology
Biology 300 (optional) – Genetics
Biology 315 (optional) – Physiology
|Chemistry||Chemistry 129 (optional) – Basic Principles of Chemistry
Chemistry 130 and Chemistry 131 – Chemical Principles I and II
Chemistry 329 and 331 – Organic Chemistry I and II (Plus lab: Chemistry 330 and 332 OR Chemistry 333)
|Physics||Physics 185 and 186 – College Physics I and II or
Physics 195 and 196 – Physics with Calculus I and II
|English||English 190 – Writing as Critical Thinking
JINS 3XX - Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar
Note: AP Physics C (Mechanics and E&M) and AP Chemistry are sufficient preparation for the Physical Sciences section of the MCAT. You will need to have taken college-level Organic Chemistry (at least 1 semester) and Biology courses for the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. The Verbal Resoning section has no specific suggested courses, but most critical reading humanities courses are great preparation. Calculus and Statistics are not required for the MCAT, but you should be comfortable with high school math including algebra, basic geometery, and basic trigonometry.
The way we're conditioned to approach the MCAT is broken.
The MCAT is difficult, exhausting, and one of the most important components of your application. It's not designed to test you on content knowledge; it assumes you know it and tests your ability to apply content into new contexts. It needs to be approached not just with memorized facts, but with critical thinking. The problem?
|Today's MCAT courses are designed to teach content knowledge, not complete testing strategies and critical thinking, leaving you unprepared for the core of the exam|
|Big test-prep companies hire hordes of teachers who may not have any teaching or MCAT experience||
|Self-study for such an expensive test only works for a small percentage of students; many students retake the MCAT and wish they had taken some sort of course preparation|
That's where the eCourse shines.
You don't need an MCAT course to teach you what you can learn in a textbook - the value of a course is in the training for how to think through the content and questions. Our curriculum is designed to distill the content you've learned into an MCAT-relevant context. Knowing formulas and facts for the MCAT is only helpful if you're ready for how they'll show up on the exam.
Everyone who developed the eCourse has been in your shoes. They've been through the study materials, the in-person courses, the books, the lectures, etc. Our instructors are not only successful examinees, they're also successful instructors. They know how to do well on the MCAT and they have a track record of helping others be successful too: our students average a 30 on the MCAT.
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You've taken countless tests before. You know that performing at the top of your game requires an immense amount of preparation. The MCAT is no different. You've worked hard in your pre-med career and now it's time to dominate the MCAT. Let us help make sure you do.
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eCourse students report a 4 point average score increase after taking the course. We've helped students improve their score by as much as 19 points - read the testimonial.
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|Us:||We have nothing to hide. You've seen our students' stats in the section above. Give us a call. We're real people and we'd love to talk to you about your MCAT prep. (248) 215-2981|
|Them:||Sometimes they won't even know. They'll say things like "you'll have an experienced instructor," but what does that mean? Often, they hire their own former students who took the MCAT but have no teaching experience. Other times, they'll hire grad students who know the content, but have never taken the MCAT and don't know the exam strategies.|
|Us:||We don't play games with your MCAT prep. The people who built our course, who wrote the strategies, who know the exam - those are the people who teach you how to be successful on the MCAT. We've put in thousands of hours of MCAT development work and instruction and have helped hundreds of students be successful on the exam.|
|Them:||Big red flag! They'll say things like "sorry, we can't give you a refund but we can switch you into another course or give you a free repeat." How is that supposed to help you if you just don't like their course?|
|Us:||We don't play games with your money. Come check out our course - if you don't like it for any reason, we give you a full refund in the first week. That's more than enough time for us to prove ourselves, and the fact that we have >98% retention is proof.|
|Them:||Virtually nothing! Other companies produce their own prep books that are dry and don't focus on high-yield content or strategies. Then they hire masses of teachers many of whom simply read out of the textbook in lecture. Like a walking audio book.|
|Us:||Our course is strategy-based. Most of the strategies we discuss need to be seen and practiced together to be understood and assimilated into your MCAT skills. We don't regurgitate textbooks, we're experienced coaches who develop your skills to rock the MCAT.|
Alec is the head instructor for the eCourse and has directed its development since its launch in 2011. As the head instructor, he has logged well over 1000 hours of MCAT coaching. Alec has been a recognized speaker at numerous conferences domestically and abroad, which he combines with his research experience in biotechnology to communicate science concepts in a manageable way. Having never scored lower than the 96th percentile on any standardized exam, his focus is on deconstructing the MCAT into useful strategies.
Michael is a current medical student at the University of Michigan and has been with M Prep since the very beginning in 2008. He developed much of the eCourse curriculum and structure of the course to maximize student outcomes. Michael scored in the top 5% of test takers on the MCAT and has countless hours of tutoring experience in physics, biology, chemistry, and math. With a strong understanding of pre-medical issues, Michael's focus is helping students convert MCAT prerequisites into high yield understanding for the exam.
We stand by the quality of the eCourse and its ability to make a difference in your MCAT study experience. But don't take our word for it. Sign up for the MCAT eCourse and try it out for yourself. If it's not everything we promised, withdraw within the first week and you'll receive a full refund. No catch; if our program won't be valuable for you, we believe you should spend it on something else that will be valuable.
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75% of the Biological and the Physical sciences sections and 100% of the Verbal Reasoning section is passage-based. The M Prep Qbank provides passages just like the MCAT, giving you the most targeted prep.
Practice with passages from all three subjects, with new passages consistently released for each section. Hundreds of practice questions are available on-demand with your subscription.
Track your progress and your performance to identify and target your weak areas. The MCAT is curved, so your competition matters. Qbank stats show you how you stack up against others on individual questions and overall.
Knowing your raw score as well as your percentile ranking gives you the clearest picture for what you can expect on test day.
Is this like the MCAT Question of the Day?
Nope! While both services deal with the same MCAT content, the Qbank is exclusively passage-based which isn't found in the Question of the Day. Most of the MCAT is composed of passages, making Qbank passages the most targeted way to prepare for the exam.
Does the Qbank have Verbal Reasoning passages?
Absolutely - Verbal is just as important as the Biological and the Physical sciences sections, and students often need a lot of practice there. We update the Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning sections consistently so you have ample practice and fresh content.
How will I access the Qbank?
Qbank passages are provided in a convenient online format. Your account tracks your progress and performance, giving you detailed metrics of how you're doing and where to improve. Since the MCAT is a curved exam, you will also see how you measure up to the competition on individual questions and overall so you have a better prediction of how you'll perform on test day.
How many passages are in the Qbank?
The Qbank contains over 180 passages totaling more than 1000 questions. We currently add three passages weekly (one in each subject). For a 3 month subscription, you'll get access to over 1340 questions — that's equivalent to 10.6 full-length practice tests of content!
Will the Qbank help me if I already have other MCAT study materials?
Yes, the Qbank is designed to be valuable practice regardless of other study materials you are using. Many students plan to self-study and want the best resources available, pacing themselves as they go. That's what we've built for you with our Qbank.
What is the format of the passages? How close are they to the real MCAT?
All of our content is written by experienced MCAT writers who know the content and the strategies inside and out. The passages are formatted to closely align with the content you'll see on test day. The basic structure of each passage is 4-7 questions, depending on the subject. Each passage will come with a corresponding answer key and explanations to help you get the most out of your practice.
I am a junior pre-med biology major at Truman State University with minors in health studies and forensic science. At Truman, I am involved in Beta Beta Beta, the American Medical Student Association, and Psychology Club. I also am a member of Dr. Fred Shaffer’s biofeedback research team. In May 2014, I will be taking the MCAT and will be applying for medical school in the summer of 2014. I hope to attend medical school in order to become an internist. Feel free to contact me with any questions pertaining to M Prep or its products at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are committed to you getting the most of out of your premed experience. M Prep was founded in 2008 as MCAT Question a Day. Back then, we were premeds too, and nobody offered free, useful services that encouraged students to practice for the MCAT every day. Our goal was simple: daily practice to keep the mind sharp.
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A growing database of over 2000 free practice questions. More free practice than anywhere else on the web. Try our Question of the Day
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M Prep Med Schools Database, several years of admissions data aggregated into an easy-to-navigate, free tool
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