Episode 5: Dr. Ferdinand and Dr. Dan join forces again to discuss the purists mindset for approaching the MCAT and USMLE. Also discussed are the strengths and weaknesses of the official AAMC’s full-length practice tests with explanations.

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You know you want to know your MCAT or USMLE score in advance! We all want to grade our practice tests to relieve our anxiety, but are we really doing ourselves a favor?

Doctors Brett Ferdinand and Daniel Williams explain that the proper mindset for approaching standardized tests is to constantly assess different learning techniques – as opposed to trying to predict how well you’ll do on the real exam.

To learn more about Dr. Ferdinand’s Gold Standard MCAT practice tests, click here: MCAT.

That is, just like the physician orders tests on a patient ONLY if it serves some useful purpose – only take practice tests to determine if you need to change your study techniques. Dr. Dan has an entire Speed Reading for Medical School course, where he explains all of the different types of techniques in detail, but this podcast focuses on exactly where to get full-length practice MCAT’s and explanations – even for the incorrect answers!


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