How To Prepare for the MCAT and Medical School

How To Prepare for the MCAT and Medical School

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

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

 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

Mohammad Hajighasemi-Ossareh, MD

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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By S.P G. on 04. December 2023 for How to Get into Medical School


Muy bueno
By DiegoVerbs D. on 30. April 2023 for Medical Experience

Me gusto porque estoy aprendiendo no solo de medicina sin o de lo que quiero hacer y el por qué lo estoy haciendo

Thank you Prof Kevin Ahern
By Josh S. on 07. February 2023 for Introduction - Who are You?

I felt that the video was direct and informative, Thanks!

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.