How To Prepare for the MCAT and Medical School (release in progress)

How To Prepare for the MCAT and Medical School (release in progress)

by Kevin Ahern, PhD, Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

When a student makes the decision to pursue a medical education, they are choosing how they want to define their career, lifestyle, values, and future impact on the world. This decision is made by thousands of students every year, though, sadly, many will fall short of becoming a physician. The path to successful matriculation into medical school is extremely rigorous and littered with many avoidable pitfalls. This course is designed specifically to address this difficult period that every prospective applicant must navigate.

The MCAT is the bar by which all applicants are measured, so realizing your full potential on this exam is of utmost importance. This course will help you develop a study schedule, interpret your self-assessment scores to track your progress, and achieve peak test-taking performance.

Fortunately, the success of an applicant is not based solely on their MCAT score or GPA. In fact, many students find on interview day that their extracurricular experiences are what ultimately lead to their acceptance. With that in mind, this course also aims to help students find ways to cultivate a more well-rounded application.

Finally, this course is designed to help demystify the important timeline milestones that all successful applicants must complete. When do you take your MCAT? How long should you plan to study? When should you submit your application? These questions are highly relevant in determining which students receive that coveted acceptance letter. Our course will help you navigate the process in such a way that you feel confident about your trajectory toward success.

Course Details

  • Videos 9
  • Duration 0:48 h
  • Quiz questions 0
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course How To Prepare for the MCAT and Medical School (release in progress)

 Kevin Ahern, PhD

Kevin Ahern, PhD

Dr. Kevin Ahern is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University (OSU), USA.
He obtained his PhD in Biochemistry from Oregon State University. Currently, he teaches courses for health sciences students at OSU.
He is co-author of three Open Educational electronic textbooks on Biochemistry and a Guide to Getting Into Medical School.
Due to his achievements, he earned OSU’s highest teaching recognition, the Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award in 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ahern teaches courses on Biochemistry and on "How to Get into Medical School”.

 Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA

Dr. Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD, MBA is a Vascular Neurologist at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine (M.D.) and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degrees at the University of California.
He completed his General Neurology Residency at the LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles and Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Currently, he operates the DocOssareh YouTube channel, providing education for pre-med and medical students.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Ossareh teaches courses in the Medical School Survival Guide.

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Thank you professor Kevin
By Alyar G. on 04. January 2023 for Medical School Interview

This lecture blew me away. it made me realize how wrong i was about some aspects about myself and the way i was thinking. thank you Professor Kevin.

By Neuer N. on 05. May 2022 for Introduction - Who are You?

Against all of the challenges and adversity that I have faced I still strive for success I still strive to be the best I am happy with who I am I always do my best.

Very good talking about leadershif
By Javid A. on 13. April 2022 for Leadership

Very good talking about leadershif. And i will watch more also .

My thanks for the lecture.
By Prince Y. on 04. January 2022 for Introduction - Who are You?

It was a good lecture. It had me question myself and now only makes me want to further proceed with this path that I've chosen. Thanks for the lecture.