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MCAT Coursework at Truman

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:

Subject 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.


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Philosophy

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?

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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
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Big test-prep companies hire hordes of teachers who may not have any teaching or MCAT experience
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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.


Get the score you deserve.

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.







Structure & Schedule

  • 48 instructional hours in 16 sessions
  • 24/7 unlimited access to recorded lectures and all materials for 12 months
  • Expert instructors with 1000+ hours of MCAT instruction and scores in the top 5% or higher
  • Access to instructors outside of class time
  • Office hours and weekly homework
  • Access to all 8 official AAMC practice MCAT exams

Attend two lecture sessions per week:
one A and one B


Session A
Class Times (EST)
Mon: 9:00 - noon
Mon: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Or, watch the recording!
Session B
Tue: 9:00 - noon
Tue: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Or, watch the recording!
Office Hours
(every 2 weeks)
Thu: 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Thu: 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Course Syllabus





Performance

Our students' performance speaks louder than we do.

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.

Our students average a 30 on the MCAT, placing them in the top 20% of all test takers. Two thirds of our students score between 26 and 34.

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Call our competitors.

Seriously. Give them a call. Talk to them and ask for some straight answers to important questions:

  1. What's the average score of your students?
    Them: Most of the "brand name" companies don't publish their average scores and won't tell you even when asked point-blank. What are they hiding?
    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
  2. Who will my instructor be if I take your course and what's their experience with the MCAT?
    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.
  3. Suppose I try your course and realize I don't like it. Will you give me a refund?
  4. 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.
  5. What's the difference between your course and just reading MCAT prep books?
    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.






Our Instructors



Alec Lee
Co-Founder

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 Simonov
Co-Founder

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.






What are people saying?


I am a traditionally strong student, graduated Magna Cum Laude, and have always been dedicated to my schoolwork and the field of medicine. So, when I studied with a Kaplan online course and got a 22 on my first MCAT, I was devastated. I restudied and took another MCAT this past April, with only 1 point improvement. I randomly heard about the eCourse after retaking my exam, and I was, to be honest, tired and desperate. I talked it over with my parents and decided to relax a little and take the M Prep course.

I LOVED the class and I loved the way concepts were approached. I retook the MCAT and I just got my scores back - I improved 4 points since my last exam, and 5 points since my Kaplan course. I went up in every individual section. I cannot thank you all enough for all the hard work you have put in, and I honestly feel so incredibly blessed to have found this program. Thank you all for your help. I have my first interview scheduled for October, and am looking forward to many more :)

- Hannah P.

I was really hesitant about signing up for the eCourse, but after the info session decided to take a leap of faith. In the info session Alec seemed genuinely interested in helping his students succeed and the course seemed to cater to the student's needs (it's flexible and it's affordable). As someone who has just finished the eCourse, I can honestly say that this is NOT a facade. Alec and Michael are both down to earth instructors who genuinely care and want their students to do well. They are constantly asking for feedback during the course, making minor tweaks here and there to meet their student's needs. Even though it's online, it was very interactive. I am glad I took a leap of faith and signed up for the eCourse. It added structure to my study routine, and it was nice to feel supported. Definitely no regrets here.- Kim T.

- Kim T.

I really enjoyed this class because we learned the same, if not more, than other courses. This class is for people who are motivated on their own, and don't need someone holding their hands to study. You need to study on your own outside of class, and review everything in the class. What really helped me was that I would read/understand the content topics before class, then come to the lecture, and it really strengthened/confirmed what I had just learned. It also introduced me to stuff I would need to know that I might not had gone over thoroughly before. Overall I would recommend this class to people who want a general review of the content but can also study well on their own.

- Nooreen H.

M Prep's eCourse is affordable and offers everything that you need to do well on the exam. I am glad that I took a leap of faith and signed up. The course allows you to sit-in a virtual classroom or listen to the recorded session - extremely flexible.
I prefer to sit in a classroom setting as I learn but the Kaplan sit-in courses were too expensive. This eCourse is competitively priced and you virtually feel as if you're in a classroom.

- Kevin L.

The recorded lectures were great! I relied on the them quite a bit because my schedule would often change. They are also definitely great for reviewing and studying; I could easily rewind to parts that I didn't understand fully.

- Nureen Z.

Loved the flexibility and affordability of the course for the price and what we got out of the course no other program out there could match it.

- Sherley B.

Initially, the lower prices attracted me. But once I learned more about the course, I was really set. I liked how personal it seemed, and I loved the Anytime package, which let me get all the benefits and still work around my own schedule.

I was very happy I chose this course over others. The price can't be beat, and it was much more personal than a big company. The Anytime package let me work at my own pace and schedule and gave me the ability to spend more time on my weak areas and less on my strong areas.

- Danielle C.

Awesome instructors! They were genuinely interested in the student's well-being. They really connected with me as a student and that I think is something few will take time to do these days! Keep up the great work!

- Anna B.

I think this course was really worth every penny! I really got a lot from it. The structure of the course was really well thought out and it flowed well from each subject. Also, the practice questions embedded in the lecture were very helpful. Best parts about this course: very helpful and caring instructors, affordable course, flexibility of scheduling the classes! I hope to keep in touch.

- Angela J.

This course allowed me to be disciplined and guided with studying for the MCAT but also allowed for a substantial amount of flexibility which was really convenient. Plus, it was great to have so much interaction and feedback from the instructors who are so invested. I'd say the best thing about this course was that it really allowed me to be flexible in terms of the hours and location (France!). And, being able to listen to the recorded lecture in case I missed it was also a huge plus. You seem to care a lot about the people taking your course and it's obvious. Thanks so much!

- Jennie T.

The course was was really awesome... I enjoyed the way the course was structured; it gave me a good way to study during the summer. Knowing that the MCAT requires a lot of preparation, the instructors guided me with my strengths and weaknesses and helped me improve my ability to take the MCAT. With the recorded lectures, slides, etc. I will definitely use these resources in the future! Thanks!

- Rushil R.

They were extremely good teachers. I particularly enjoyed how they were engaged in asking questions outside of the practice problems because it really made me understand what the material was.

- Terry A.

I really enjoyed taking this course. It was very convenient to attend the classes online and there were great teachers! They answered all my questions and explained concepts very clearly. What I liked best was that you pay way less than all the other MCAT courses out there and you still get great lectures and awesome practice. The online system was also very easy to use and I liked reviewing the online lectures whenever I wanted.

- Jolina C.

The instructors seemed to care about helping each student understand the concepts, along with understanding the different approaches that the AAMC takes to assess the test-taker. I don't think any other prep course could serve me with the same amount of rich resources and the great flexibility, especially for that cost! Thanks for everything!

- Cameron I.

Overall, I think this course was extremely helpful in determining what I needed to know for the MCAT. I'm really thankful that the instructors were very flexible with their times and class offerings. Also, I really enjoyed how they made sure you understood what the material was. I really enjoyed the verbal section, where the course was able to break down the types of questions and how to approach them. Now I know what is ahead of me and how to tackle the remaining weeks/months before the MCAT. Finally, it was at a very reasonable price compared to other MCAT courses which was really helpful for my budget. Thanks so much! I really enjoyed every minute of it.

- Brinda V.

The content is well-planned and practice problems are excellent... they truly provide an engaging and interactive experience.

- Nick S.









Plans & Pricing

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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Overview

Complete Review of MCAT Content
Strategy-Based Course
1-Week Full-Refund Trial
 
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Access to all 8 Official AAMC Exams
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Course Access

   
Direct Access to Instructors and Content thru Jan 31, 2015*
 
Flexible Course Scheduling
On-Demand Recorded Lectures
   

Instructors

   
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*All materials are valid for the remaining life span of the current MCAT. After January 31, 2015, the new MCAT2015 comes into effect and current MCAT materials will no longer be valid.

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About the Qbank Passages


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.

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I feel like the Qbank has been a great addition to my studies. Questions are very reasonable and they possess an ideal balance between knowledge-based and critical thinking questions.

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Considering the price of the Qbank and the value of the questions, I would recommend the Qbank over all other competitors.

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I'd highly recommend the Qbank to those looking for practice on their computer. I feel some of the questions on the chemisty and physics are actually more challenging than the real MCAT.

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Frequently asked questions

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.


Your M Prep Ambassador at Truman


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 cw6726@truman.edu.


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.

We've grown since then. Today we offer a number of expanded services including...

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M Prep Portal, a blog giving students honest, up-front advice about the premed process



M Prep eCourse, a live, immersive online MCAT course - better than the big-box courses without the pricetag



M Prep Med Schools Database, several years of admissions data aggregated into an easy-to-navigate, free tool



MCAT Retake Calculator, a free tool to check your relative changes of admission and the potential benefits of retaking the MCAT



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