Six Important Tips to Prepare for the MCAT

Six Important Tips to Prepare for the MCAT

Congratulations to our College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members, Kevin Steed, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biomedical Education and Samuel Kadavakollu, Ph.D., MSc Associate Professor of Biomedical Education for their recent publication in the Medical Science Educator entitled “How to Prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): Six Important Tips for Pre-Medical Students from Rural Areas.”

In this article Dr. Steed and Dr. Kadavakollu outline six key tips on how to prepare for the MCAT using three overarching principles: Planning, Studying and Testing. MCAT scores are used as a pre-requisite for application to DO and MD schools, is a selection factor during the admissions process and even is used as a consideration for other selected allied health professional schools like physician assistant and veterinary programs. These six tips give students a framework for preparing for this important exam.

Dr. Steed serves as a faculty member in the Biomedical Education Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine at CHSU. He received his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Kadavakollu also serves as a faculty member in the Biomedical Education Department, College of Osteopathic Medicine at CHSU. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at Andhra University in India.

To learn more about the six MCAT tips, read the full article.