The new MCAT
The unity-of-sciences approach exemplified by the new MCAT reflects how the biochemistry and molecular biology revolutions have transformed scientific understanding. The undergraduate premedical curriculum teaches the general sciences within disconnected, modular lecture courses, but the individual sciences aren't separate. They are integrative levels within a broader unity. The sciences are unified in living systems, and they're unified on the new MCAT.
Every MCAT passage is constructed to challenge your ability to make it intelligible. The specific elements within an MCAT passage become intelligible when you bring them to light as ideas through recognition and synthesis. The brain doesn’t remember isolated facts. It remembers connections. A unified knowledge base makes the MCAT more manageable. Content review that leads to integrated conceptual understanding, together with extensive practice, represents the surest path to a great score on the new MCAT.
The Integrated MCAT Course
The course available on this website follows a spiraling curriculum to build chemistry on the foundation of physics and the life sciences on the foundation of the physical sciences. The Integrated MCAT Course is sophisticated, but that doesn't make MCAT prep more complicated. The integrative approach makes science concepts easier to understand and remember. Physics concepts determine beforehand how we reach an understanding of chemistry. Physics and chemistry together determine how we reach an understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology. The clearer view of the supervening discipline is easier to gain when you have knowledge of the underlying subject matter guiding you. This approach instills integrated conceptual understanding as an everyday way of looking at things. The Integrated MCAT Course will make MCAT passages much clearer for you, and it will help you get ready for medical school. After many years of development, we are proud to offer the Integrated MCAT Course, the most well informed and effective review curriculum for the new MCAT.
What is the cost?
Access to course videos is $14.95/month with a one week free trial. You can cancel at any time. You will also need an MCAT book-set such as Berkeley Review or Kaplan, a few other third party resources, and the AAMC bundle set including section bank and full lengths. A great deal of resources are free on this site, including an extensive collection of course publications and open access resources. This is an ultra-low cost MCAT course with no hidden fees.
Watch the videos in sequence
You can use the Integrated MCAT Course to organize your MCAT review, or you can use it in support of another framework. However you decide to make use of the Integrated MCAT Course, it will be more effective to watch the videos in order. Integrated MCAT Course videos are not standalone videos. Important ideas are introduced early on in the course and returned to with greater depth as the course progresses.
Our mission is to help future doctors become truly excellent in their understanding of science while improving equity by making the best MCAT preparation affordable for everyone.
The teacher and the course
John Wetzel is one of the most experienced and innovative MCAT instructors in the country. A Stanford graduate, John taught the old MCAT for years to small groups of students at a company he founded in Atlanta called MCAT Academy. Many doctors across the country are his friends and former students. After more than fifty course cycles with the old exam, John created WikiPremed in 2008, which became one of the most popular online resources for the old MCAT.
After the introduction of the new exam in 2015, John went back to teaching full time to create the Integrated MCAT Course. Instead of repurposing old curricula, the Integrated MCAT Course is the first course created specifically for the new exam. Approximately one hundred students completed this learning program in one-on-one tutorial during its development. Over five thousand hours of teaching were invested in refining the curriculum. For our students as a group, the mean score was above 512, more than a standard deviation above the general population.
After more than a six years of development, the Integrated MCAT Course is finally available to the broader public. It includes integrated science content review along with complete learning programs for CARS and psychology. The course reproduces the experience of receiving a one-on-one course from the most experienced MCAT instructor in the country. The Integrated MCAT Course is complete, and it is affordable. It understands the challenges of the new MCAT better than any other MCAT course. It was developed through a half decade project working closely with individuals to overcome just those challenges.