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Hi everyone,

I have accumulated quite a number of free MCAT resources over the past 6 months, and I thankfully don't need them anymore! :) I thought I'd share some of the things that I found helpful, just in case anyone else may find them helpful as well!

Kaplan Question of the Day: http://kaplanquizzes.com/mcat/

Picmonics (www.picmonic.com) - this is an amazing resource when you're trying to memorize information about the Krebs Cycle, Glycolysis, Kidneys, etc. You can watch a free video each day or you can pay to subscribe to watch more. Plus, there's a daily quiz that will quiz you on the videos you've watched so far.

https://forums.studentdoctor.net/threads/509-mcat-study-habits.1143569/- This forum was so helpful for me, not only for ideas and advice but also just to stay motivated through a long study period.

Quizlet- https://quizlet.com/subject/mcat/- for when you don't want to make your own cue cards (but when you do I strongly suggest ANKI!)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4BuzfQDcEw7fZstOutBxMA- MCAT Self Prep YouTube channel. Andrew is amazing and you can sign up to get the questions delivered to your inbox each day.

Leah4Sci- https://www.youtube.com/user/Leah4SciTutorials- I was rusty on chemistry and amino acids and pretty terrible at doing some of the math you need to do on the MCAT without a calculator until I watched Leah's videos. Amazing!

Next Step Test Prep- I never paid for anything on this site, but they have a free MCAT bundle that you gain access to when you create an account, plus questions they'll email each day. They also have public webinar "office hours" every now and then which you can sign up for on various topics.

MCAT Prep by PremedHQ- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC16A9Oo7DsuuEmMJPtZL--g/videos Again, this guy is phenomenal at explaining science topics.

https://www.mcat.me/review This is a website that is just getting started.  They've started to go through the "What's on the MCAT" document from the AAMC and outline and summarize all the topics by subject.

UWORLD- I signed up for a 14-day free trial during the end of my studying for a bit of extra practice and found it to be incredibly helpful and the closest a 3rd party company came to replicating material as one might see it on the actual MCAT.

Khan Academy- They worked with the AAMC to create their MCAT videos and were helpful in some areas but too detail-oriented/long-winded in other areas. Generally, I watched them at 1.5-2x speed.

Obviously, this list is not exhaustive of all the resources out there, and not all of them may be useful/helpful to you. I just thought I'd create a compilation of everything that I used because it took me a while to create this list and find these resources and I wish I had known about all of them in the beginning. I also used The Princeton Review boxed set and Kaplan flash cards but found other resources to be more helpful. 

Also, I can't finish without saying that the AAMC material is gold. Do all of it. :)

Good luck!






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