From plateauing MCAT scores, and having to retake, to breaking down days before exam day, all 30+ MCAT Mastery Mentors suffered the frustrations and disappointments that come with MCAT prep. Yet we ALL ended up getting top MCAT scores (avg. 519) and are now on our way to (or already in) med-school! Now we want to help you do the same!
If you're struggling with the MCAT, need some extra motivation, want to know how top scorers before you studied and learn their best strategies, this show is for you. New episodes weekly. You have what it takes to beat this exam. We’re here to make sure of that =) You got this!
How To Study For The MCAT With A Learning Disability
Preparing for the MCAT is hard enough on its own, but with a learning disability, it can become a lot harder! The good news is that even with a learning disability, you can ace the MCAT. How? Well, we'd like you to meet Michael, who was diagnosed with a learning disability and Tourette Syndrome before high school, and scored 517 (94th percentile) on the MCAT!
He's truly an inspiration and has put in the effort to create this episode for you on how to study for the MCAT when you have a learning disability.
We encourage you to watch it - whether you have a learning disability or not, you'll get something from it 🙂
How To Ease MCAT Anxiety In Minutes
With an exam as massive and important as the MCAT, nerves are inevitable! But how do we prevent these feelings of anxiety from getting the best of us? In this episode, Savannah Runge, 517 scorer MCAT Mastery mentor, shares easy and effective strategies you can put to use the second you feel a negative emotion coming up while you're studying or during an exam!
Are You Ready For Your MCAT? When To Postpone Your MCAT Date
Ever ask yourself 'am I ready for the MCAT'? There comes a point in every premed's journey where we ask ourselves this question and need to decide whether we need to push back or test date. After successfully walking many students through this decision, AND making the right decision during her own MCAT prep, Ariana (MS2, 515 scorer, and MCAT Mastery Mentor) has created this video to guide you on when it makes sense to push your test date back and when it doesn't!
2 Bad Habits Keeping Your CARS Score Low
Has any of this ever happened to you when preparing for the MCAT?:
- You UNDERSTAND the passage but get the questions wrong (and when you review the passage, the answer was so obvious!)
- You're afraid to choose an answer because it seems too easy (so you don't choose it, but it was the right one!)
- You constantly get stuck between two answer choices (and end up choosing the wrong one because you second guess yourself!)
Don't worry. We’ve all been there! It took a lot of disappointing scores before we figured out what was really going on, and what the real culprits to our low scores were…
We'll let Ryan (130 CARS scorer) explain them to you in this episode, so that you can be one step closer to conquering MCAT CARS!
From Anxious To Confident (516) On His MCAT Retake
At the start of his exam experience, Jake found himself very stressed out when it came to studying for the MCAT (especially with the CARS section). After scoring a 498 on his first practice exam, he knew he needed to increase his workload, but he sacrificed a lot of sleep and relaxation in the process. All of this stress and anxiety culminated in him led to him scoring a 509 on his first real exam day and although he knew that others might consider the score to be good, he knew that he could do even better if he was able to get adequate sleep and take care of himself better before the exam.
So– on his second time around, with only 3 months to study, Jake made sure to prioritize his mental and physical well-being to reduce some of the stress that had been plaguing him on his first attempt. By creating a study schedule, working hard to increase his CARS score, and even more that we’ll cover today, he was eventually able to feel calm and confident about the exam, and on his test day, he ended up scoring a 516 (an 18 point increase from his original starting place)!
In this interview, we’re going to launch into exactly how Jake was able to increase his score as a retaker, how he studied overall, how he scheduled his prep, what strategies he used for each section, and so much more…
He also credits a lot of his success in CARS to taking an MCAT Mastery course. Here's what he says about MCAT Mastery:
"Their CARS dissection videos are a must-watch! They are what caused me to get out of my plateau. The other tips in the CARS course helped me in my other sections as well. Would definitely recommend!”
10-Point MCAT Score Jump in 2 Weeks: From 503 to 513! (ft. Kayla Zentmaier)
Just a month before her exam date, Kayla was scoring at a 500 on her practice exams. Although this wasn't a position that she wanted to be in, like a lot of us, she maintained her motivation and decided to push through to her exam. However, at that point, Kayla also realized that she didn’t have to go through her final prep month alone-- and that’s when she reached out to us for help. From there, she started working on her approach to the exam but was still only scoring at a 503 two weeks before her exam. Still, though, she didn’t let up with her prep-- and even with such a short amount of time to improve, Kayla was eventually able to raise her score to a 513 by her exam date!!
Overall, Kayla increased her score by 13 points in a month, with 10 points of that improvement happening in just the final two weeks before her exam, so in this interview, we’re dive deeper into exactly how she became a top scorer, focusing on how she studied, what she did to increase her score so quickly, how she scheduled her prep, what strategies she used for each section, and so much more…