SWFOER MCAT Prep Course Spring 2018

Seats available: 50

Dates: January 15, 2018, to May 4, 2018

Mondays and Wednesdays 5:15 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Saturdays 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Application Deadline: January 5, 2018

The Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is pleased to host the Southwest Foundation for Osteopathic Education and Research MCAT Prep Camp. In spring 2018, SWFOER is offering a one-semester MCAT prep camp at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) for individuals interested in going to medical school. This course is designed to help strengthen MCAT scores and train pre-medical students to become competitive when applying for medical school admission. The 17-week camp provides a strong learning environment designed to improve interview skills and teach students how to create a strong application packet.  Participating students are expected to approach this unique experience with a commitment to scholarship and excellence.

Over 90 hours of in-class test prep instruction covering the four sections of the MCAT featuring:

  • MCAT instruction from experienced faculty
  • Presentations from BCOM faculty
  • Mock interviews and application material workshops
  • Networking with peers who share the same interests
  • Presentations on obtaining and/or volunteering for health-related job experiences
  • Registration fee: $150.00

Who is Eligible?

  • New Mexico residents / El Paso residents / community members / Pre-med students from Southwestern US, or NMSU / UTEP / WNMU / UNM students
  • Persons who demonstrate passion and commitment in pursuing a health career
  • Persons who have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Students who have completed at least 3-credit hours of biology, 3-credit hours of physics, 3-credit hours of general chemistry and 3-credit hours of organic chemistry or are currently enrolled in those classes.
  • Students who are passionate to finish their DO or MD degree
  • Students who are willing to work in the Southwestern United States after finishing their residency.

Student Expectations

  • Participants must commit to the full 17-week program including mandatory orientation and graduation (80% attendance is mandatory to receive course completion certificate)
  • Participants are required to attend all of the group and individual study sessions
  • Participants must comply with the BCOM policies regarding conduct, academic honesty, and lawful behavior
  • Participants should be willing to remain in contact with BCOM beyond the course
  • Participants are expected to bring their own laptop and purchase their own MCAT textbooks
  • Participants must plan to take the MCAT test as soon as possible after finishing the course
  • Participants should be willing to share their MCAT test scores to get course outcomes

Spring 2017 Couse Outcomes

  • So far, 9 students from spring 2017, scored 500 or higher (521, 513, 509, 502, 501, 501, 501, 501)
  • 50% of the students got pass scores on their MCAT
  • This course helped our community students to raise their MCAT scores on average of 30%.
  • See a featured story of the program here.

Application Deadline Jan 5, 2018

Click here to Apply!

For more information about the course contact:

drkSamuel Kadavakollu, Ph.D. (Dr. K)
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
MCAT faculty for graduate education
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
skadavakollu@bcomnm.org
Office: (575) 674 2342
Mobile: 505-803-4835