$57 – $1,000

Daily MCAT Review + 20-week Medical Pathway Program.

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Mentoring in Medicine MCAT Review Sessions

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Are you planning to take the MCAT (Medical School Admissions Test)?

You can select from our Daily MCAT Review or 20-week Medical Pathway Program.

Daily MCAT Review (Monday to Friday for 30 Days)

Launch Date: Monday, December 21

1. Daily Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) - $57 per month

Section A: 7am-8am EST

Section B: 12pm-1pm EST

NOTE: You need to purchase the AAMC CARS Question Pack Vol. 1 ($15)

https://store.aamc.org/official-mcat-critical-analysis-and-reasoning-skills-question-pack-volume-1-online.html

2. Daily Chemical and Physical Properties of Biological Systems - $57 per month

Section C: 8pm-9:30pm EST

(Bonus: Access all 3 sessions for $97 per month)

NOTE: You need to purchase the AAMC MCAT Section Bank ($45)

https://store.aamc.org/aamc-mcat-section-bank-online.html

Your best bet is to purchase the online prep bundle at https://store.aamc.org/online-only-official-mcat-prep-bundle.html?options=cart.

Fee assistance is available at https://students-residents.aamc.org/applying-medical-school/applying-medical-school-process/fee-assistance-program/

OR

Medical Pathway Program (MPP)

20-week program plus Daily Review

Launch Date: Saturday, January 2nd

Closing Date: Saturday, May 15

Time: 9am to 5pm

Cost:

One-time Payment: $1,000 ($250 discount for full payment)

Payment Plan: $250 per month for 5 months

NOTE: You should purchase the AAMC online prep bundle at https://store.aamc.org/online-only-official-mcat-prep-bundle.html?options=cart

MPP Includes:

> Daily MCAT Science and CARS sessions

> Application review

> Interview strategies

> Guest speakers

>Presentations from Alumni

> Virtual Medical School tours

>Tips on becoming a more competitive applicant

We will be using CARS Question Pack Volume 1 and the MCAT Section Bank. You can purchase them at the following links.

AAMC CARS Question Pack Vol. 1 ($15)

https://store.aamc.org/official-mcat-critical-analysis-and-reasoning-skills-question-pack-volume-1-online.html

AAMC MCAT Section Bank ($45)

https://store.aamc.org/aamc-mcat-section-bank-online.html

The greatest value is to purchase the entire online prep bundle at https://store.aamc.org/online-only-official-mcat-prep-bundle.html?options=cart

Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is eligible for the program?

The 4-Week Daily MCAT Review Chemistry/Physics is targeted towards college students and beyond, any student who is seeking to take the MCAT in the near future, or any student who is currently in the process of studying for the MCAT.

For the CARS session in particular, we strongly encourage students starting from middle school and beyond to participate in this program to strengthen their reading and critical analysis skills.

What prerequisites do I need?

You should have already taken your prerequisite classes for medical school. However, this is not a requirement to participate in the program.

What is the cost of the program?

Each Daily MCAT Review Section costs $57 per month. There’s a bonus offering that combines all 3 sections for $97 per month.

The Medical Pathway Program (MPP) is a separate program that costs $1,250 but you can do a payment plan starting with $250 per month for 5 months. You will also receive access to our daily review sessions - a $97 per month value.

How can I access the live session?

Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please do not share this link with anyone else. Only those who have paid and registered have access to this link.

Why is the price so low?

The price is low because we are a student-led and driven program.

Do you issue refunds?

No.

When are the meeting days/times and what is the duration of the program?

The Daily MCAT Review (for CARS & Chem/Phys) is held 5 days a week from Monday through Friday. This program will start on the Week of Monday, December 21, and will conclude on Friday, January 22 .

CARS has two MCAT Review sections that are hosted from Mondays-Fridays:

Section A meets 7am-8am EST

Section B meets 12pm-1pm EST

Chem/Phys has only one MCAT Review section that is hosted from Monday -Fridays:

Section C meets 8pm-9:30pm EST

Medical Pathway Program is a 20-week program (that also includes Daily Review). This Program officially starts on Saturday, January 2nd and ends on Saturday, May 15. The time for MPP is 9am to 5pm EST.

The start date has passed, can I still register?

Yes, you absolutely can register.

Can I join in the middle of the month?

Yes you can, but keep in mind the duration of the program. You’ll get more out of this program if you utilize all the weeks.

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*The following FAQs will be for the MCAT Review Sessions. FAQs for MPP will be provided later.*

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What is MPP?

Started in 2009, the Medical Pathway Program (MPP) is an intensive preparatory boot camp that helps disadvantaged and minority students increase their competitiveness for entry into medical school. The multi-dimensional, 20-week Saturday-based program (12-week summer program) adds needed diversity to medical schools and the medical profession. As part of the program, MIM provides training in seven broad areas: academic enrichment; MCAT/medical school preparation; leadership development; clinical exposure; civic engagement, mentoring and parent training. To address students nationwide, a virtual, online video streaming facility was added, with chat and Skype capabilities.

Has this been successful for other students?

Almost all applicants to our Medical Pathway Program were previously discouraged from applying to medical school. 94% of applicants or 321 students (since 2009) have matriculated into medical school after taking the Medical Pathway Program.

Who will be teaching the sessions?

Each session will be led by a student moderator and co-moderator. These are students who are currently preparing for the MCAT or have already taken the MCAT. In addition, students in the class will have the opportunity to lead their own sessions within their groups.

Will the sessions be recorded?

Sessions will not be recorded, however, we will provide a daily recap of strategies and content that will be accessible through a private social networking that we will share with you when you register.

What technology platform will you be using?

We will be using Zoom, Anki, Discord & Google Drive.

What will the format of each session be?

Below is the Agenda for each Learning Community (90 minutes):

Prior to each session, the students review the lesson plans developed by the designated study group and complete the quiz.

Conversation starter (5 minutes)

Discussion of Foundational Concepts with a focus on key distinctions and relationships (20 minutes)

Review the results from the Quiz (10 minutes)

Independently answer the Passage (15 minutes)

Review the Passage (30 minutes)

Housekeeping (5 minutes)

Survey the participants

Can you arrange another time?

Not at present however you can suggest another time slot for the future.

Are there any programs that we should learn?

Anki desktop, Anki MCAT Deck, Anki mobile.

Anki is an open-source flashcard program that uses spaced repetition methods to help you memorize and remember information fast and efficiently. Start familiarizing yourself with this program. You can read more about Anki here.

Anki allows you to create your own decks as well as download premade decks. To get started, download this premade deck from Reddit so that you can start learning how Anki works.

Is there any pre-work to complete before class?

Before class, we highly recommend that you review the content provided by the instructor in preparation for the passage. Content in the pre-work will be related to the concepts tested in the pre-selected passage. Please note that this is a review session and not a class. Due to time constraints, we will not be able to review concepts in depth. We encourage you to check out Khan Academy.

Should I review any AAMC passages in advance?

No. Review the pre-work provided by instructors and take the assessment.

Will this benefit me if I did not take chemistry or physics?

Absolutely. This session will benefit you as we will review foundational concepts and multi-disciplinary content that is applicable across the field of biochemistry and genetics.

Do I need to take Chemistry or Physics?

Most medical schools recommend both. They are covered on the MCAT. It is highly recommended that you take them before taking the MCAT.

How can I stay in contact with my classmates?

You may stay connected with your classmates through our private social networking site.

How can I access the live session?

Upon registration, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. Please do not share this link with anyone else. Only those who have paid and registered have access to this link.

How can I improve my CARS scores?

To improve your scores, you should practice daily using Jack Westin passages. You should also aim to read one scientific article related to humanities and social sciences each day.

I have completed the sessions, what’s next?

You can participate in our other programs: Medical Pathway Program (MPP), Teaching Fellows (TF), Community Health Ambassador Mentorship Program (CHAMP), and the Emergency Department Clinical Exposure Mentoring Program (EDCEMP). Please visit our website to learn more about our programs. http://medicalmentor.org/

What you need to know about the MCAT:

The MCAT is a standardized test that is required by most medical schools for admissions. (Note: Some schools will not accept an MCAT score that is not within the past three years of the current application cycle. Please check each school’s website for specific MCAT requirements).

The MCAT has 4 sections:

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

The MCAT covers content from the following subjects

(most of these classes are prerequisites for medical school)

General Chemistry

General Biology

Organic Chemistry

Biochemistry

Physics

Psychology

Sociology

**MCAT Math (this is not a subject, but there are some basic math skills you will need to know for the MCAT)

For more information on the MCAT, please visit the AAMC website at https://www.aamc.org/

MCAT General Biology and Biochemistry Review

The concepts relating to biology and chemistry are tested at different levels across the following sections on the MCAT:

Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

The biology topics tested on the MCAT include: the cell, reproduction, embryogenesis and development, the nervous, endocrine, respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, digestive, excretory, and musculoskeletal systems, and genetics and evolution.

The chemistry topics tested include: atomic structure, periodic table, bonding and chemical interactions, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermochemistry, the gas phase, solutions, acids and bases, redox reactions, and electrochemistry.

For more information on the Bio/Biochem sections visit AAMC here.

There are four skills that are tested on these sections:

Knowledge of scientific concepts and principles

Scientific reasoning and problem solving

Reasoning about the design and execution of research

Data-based and statistical reasoning

What is CARS?

CARS is one of four sections on the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) based on humanities and social sciences. It is 90 minutes, with nine passages followed by about 5-7 questions per passage.

CARS tests you understanding and comprehension of the passage by asking questions from three main categories

Comprehension

Reasoning within the text

Reasoning beyond the text

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