So, you skimmed AMO’s Guide to the MCAT, scheduled your exam, and are beginning to study. While you are already on your way to success, you may feel your course notes don’t fully cover the contents the Medical College Admission Test includes.
To help you get an idea of how the exam is laid out and a more detailed look at the format of questions, we have curated a list of the best free online MCAT preparation materials.
Khan Academy MCAT Test Prep Course
Khan Academy is a non-profit online learning community that focuses on offering academic courses in a variety of subjects for students of all ages. Not surprisingly, the company has curated a mash-up of its science courses, which align with content tested for during the USMLE. Their MCAT Test Prep Course may be particularly useful for pre-medical students pursuing non-science undergraduate degrees.
One item to note is that this course will only be available through September of 2021, at which point it will be retired. Because this course will not be offered in the future, the content is not being updated. This means that, while it may be a great free online resource, it should not be the only resource you are using to prepare for the exam.
Kaplan MCAT Practice Tests
Kaplan is known for providing quality standardized testing practice materials. Most of its products require individuals to pay a fee and, while you may choose to do so, you may also want to take advantage of Kaplan’s free MCAT Practice Test.
Because Kaplan does a great job refreshing their practice test content, you can be sure you are getting the most up to date practice. Their current practice test follows the revised, shorter form MCAT!
AAMC MCAT Sample Test
Want to get a taste of the test from those creating the exam? Come October, you will be able to! In just a short while, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will be launching a free sample test.
Although details regarding the sample test are not available yet, the AAMC’s webpage is home to plenty of other resources on the MCAT include guides, tips, and recommendations from past medical students who have already taken the exam.
Princeton Review Biology Courses and MCAT Practice Test
Like Kaplan, the Princeton Review is known for providing stellar supplemental learning material for individuals from Kindergarten through College. Like Kaplan, many packages have a fee associated.
To reel medical students in, Princeton Review is currently offering a free two-week biology course and MCAT Practice Test. Along with these two offerings, the company provides a free trial of their MCAT Test Prep app. This trail gives you access to a multitude of flashcards. To take advantage of these free resources, click the link below.
While many students decide to invest in an online MCAT course, additional practice tests, and even textbooks, the resources listed above can be an economical starting point and indicate what resources you might like to invest in as you continue your studying.
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