MCAT - The Medical College Admissions Test Review
Dr. Putzer's Review and UCF partner to bring you the MCAT Prep Program, a comprehensive course that prepares you for the Medical College Admissions Test. The course emphasizes critical and analytical reasoning which are the primary skills tested by the exam.
The entire course is 48 hours of expert MCAT teaching, including detailed strategies for analyzing MCAT passages, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test.
- A comprehensive course that prepares you for the MCAT.
- All instructors are highly trained professionals, and possess either an M.D. or Ph.D.
- The course emphasizes critical and analytical reasoning which are the primary skills tested by the exam.
- Expert MCAT instruction, including detailed strategies for analyzing MCAT passages, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test.
- Course materials are entirely written by the instructor and the professional company.
- For the MCAT preparatory course, this may not include all fees, there may be additional material fees.
- A serious course for serious students. Our best advertisements are our satisfied and successful students.
The DifferenceThe most effective teacher is someone who has followed the same trajectory as those whom he or she teaches; i.e., the most effective teacher of premedical students is someone who once was a pre-medical student, who has taken the same courses and exams as you, and has made it to where his or her students aim to be. The reason is simple: such a person knows intimately the level of knowledge and experience of students, because s/he once was sitting where they are now, and can draw upon this experience to optimize teaching strategies. Don't be misled by claims by others that it's not important whether your instructor is an M.D. or, at least, a Ph.D. in natural science. It is critically important: only such a person is adequately prepared to teach an MCAT. Insist on being taught by persons who once sat in your seats and have made it to where you want to go. Such are the persons who understand YOU and the EXAM best.
The MCAT is a very difficult exam, and one should be extremely wary of claims that suggest otherwise. The best preparation for it is, quite simply, a rigorous course of study in the content outlined by AAMC. This is an obvious point, but aggressive advertising to the contrary can appeal to the student who doesn't want to face reality, and cause him or her to become excited that there is a short-cut. There is not. Using prep materials that are too easy is a very bad idea. There is very little value in memorizing and repetition for this exam. We will tell you nothing less than the truth - the MCAT requires extensive and careful preparation. This is why our course is longer and more detailed than others.
The MCAT indeed can be prepared for -- by hard work, which can be focused and concentrated by a competent instructor. We focus here on the real thing, written by people with backgrounds like ours in the academy and in medicine, not by people who are neither academics nor doctors, and don't understand the mentality of either and the types of tests they write. This test is about critical and analytical reasoning, and this is what we emphasize. It involves a demanding and extensive curriculum. It also is probably the most difficult - and important - exam you will ever take. We are as serious about it as you are. Please consider the evidence. We know what it takes to succeed in medical school admissions, and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Gavin J. Putzer
Dr. Gavin Putzer, MD, PhD, MPH, has spent the last decade assisting aspiring pre-medical students prepare for the Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT. Dr. Putzer is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He also is a professor of Health Policy and Management at Saint Leo University. Formerly, he was the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and a Professor of Healthcare Management at Albany State University in Georgia.
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Deposit and Registration
A deposit of $300 is due upon registration (this is applied toward the registration of $1675).
As part of the registration process, your information will be forwarded to our MCAT partner, Dr. Putzer's Review. For the purposes of making your final payment, you will be contacted by Dr. Putzer's Review to discuss your payment options for this course after you register online. Part of your initial registration process is to pay the University a deposit to hold your seat in the program ($300).
Please note that Dr. Putzer's Review, Inc. asks that you not purchase any books. There will be supplemental book & material fees in addition to the professional preparatory course fee. Please wait until the class begins and do not purchase any materials prior to meeting Dr. Putzer and instructions provided in the course.
Please be advised that students may not share their individual e-MCAT account information, logins, passwords, or practice tests. For more details on Terms and Conditions visit AAMC.