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MCAT Workshop 2013-2014

Are you preparing to take the MCAT? Register for the Health Professions and Prelaw Center's MCAT Workshop to help you prepare to take the MCAT in spring or summer 2014.

Our professional test review workshop has an enrollment fee of only $650, and will run from September 2013 to March 2014.  The workshop is designed to help students prepare to take the MCAT in spring or summer 2014.

The workshop will include four full-length computerized practice exams to help students prepare for the MCAT. We purchase the newest test products from the AAMC for practice exams in order to provide students with the latest and most appropriate materials available.

The teachers of our workshop are all experienced college instructors, with expertise in their respective areas of MCAT preparation. Please see the teacher biographies below for more information.

Please note that the MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing premed coursework in the sciences.  The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, premed coursework in biology, chemistry, and physics that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam.  The course focuses on further developing a student's problem-solving and independent reasoning skills.

Not every student will need to enroll in a prep course in order to succeed on the MCAT.  Whether you are enrolled in our MCAT Prep Course or not, you are welcome to meet with a premed advisor to discuss strategies for MCAT preparation.  Just call 855-1873 to schedule an appointment.

Workshop Schedule Information:

Times Monday nights or Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (students have the option of registering for either the Monday or Wednesday session).
Fee $650.00
Texts ExamKrackers series of review books. Books are purchased separately (they are available at the IU Bookstore), and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.

When registration opens we will send a notice on the HPPLC premed email distribution list.  If you are not currently on the email list, you may sign up by clicking here: Subscribe NOW ! .

Registration takes place in-person only, on a first-come first-served basis, and takes place in Maxwell Hall 010.  Unfortunately, we cannot take registrations by telephone, fax, or email.  Charges will be made to your bursar account AFTER the first class meeting.  Please read the instructions regarding the withdrawal policy on the registration form when you come to the HPPLC office to register.  The withdrawal policy will be strictly enforced.

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Below is information about last year's instructors; Information on the new instructors for this year will be updated soon.

About our instructors:


JAKE BENNETT (Physics): Jake has a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Roanoke College and is presently a PhD candidate in the IU physics department.  He has taught several physics courses at IUB, Ivy Tech and for Upward Bound and has tutored many high school and undergraduate students in physics and mathematics.  Jake's primary research interest is in high energy physics and particularly the study of the strong force and quark confinement.  He has completed hardware and analysis projects for the GlueX project and is currently analyzing data from the BESIII experiment based in Beijing.

SARAH LINDAHL (Chemistry): Sarah received her B.S. in chemistry from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for both her teaching and research. She has been an associate instructor for a variety of organic and inorganic chemistry courses as well as an individual tutor for undergraduate students taking general and inorganic chemistry. Presently, Sarah’s research focuses on the development of redox-activated metalloenediyne therapeutics.

LESLEY WEAVER (BIOLOGY): Lesley received her B.S. in Biology from Indiana University and is currently working towards her PhD in the Molecular Biology and Genetics program at Indiana University. She has been an AI for the L311 Genetics and L312 Cell Biology courses and has tutored high school and college students in biology. She has also been a counselor for the Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program, which encourages high school students to pursue a college degree in STEM areas. Lesley has been the recipient of many awards including a 3-year predoctoral fellowship through the National Institutes of Health. Her current research is focused on how the mitotic spindle is assembled and maintained during mitosis.

DAN WOODSIDE (VERBAL REASONING AND TEST STRATEGIES): Dan has taught in the MCAT workshop for six years and has also worked with students preparing for the LSAT. He has also taught in the History and Philosophy of Science Department, Biology Department, Kelley School of Business, and the School of Education. Dan holds a Masters degree in History and Philosophy of Science and is currently a doctoral candidate in the same department.

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