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MCAT Prep Workshop 2015-2016


Are you preparing to take the MCAT exam? Register for the Health Professions and Prelaw Center's MCAT Prep Workshop to help you prepare to take the exam in spring or summer 2016.


HPPLC has fully re-designed our popular MCAT Prep Course to help prepare students to succeed on the new version of the MCAT exam that was introduced earlier this year.

The course has an enrollment fee of only $650.00, and will run from September 2015 to March 2016.  Students in the workshop will receive computerized versions of two practice exams for the revised MCAT exam

The teachers of our workshop are 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 HPPLC MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing college-level coursework in the content areas to be covered on the revised MCAT 2015 exam.  The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, coursework that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam.  The MCAT Prep 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.  We want you to succeed! 

Schedule and Course Policies:

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 (will be charged to your IU bursar's account)
Texts (must be purchased separately)

MCAT 2015 - The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition.  Available at the AAMC website.

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review.  Second EditionAvailable at Amazon.

Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.


Registration has begun for the course.  If you would like to register, please stop by the HPPLC office in Maxwell Hall 010 or send email to To complete your registration you will need to submit a signed Tuition Deduction Authorization form to HPPLC that will be provided to you.  Registration takes place on a first-come, first-served basis.  Unfortunately, we cannot take registrations by telephone.  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 register for the course.  The withdrawal policy will be strictly enforced.

Questions? Please send email to


About our instructors:


COLE RODMAN (Behavioral and Social Sciences and Statistical Reasoning): Cole graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN with B.A.s in Chemistry and Psychology. He is currently a graduate PhD student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences department at IU. He has been an AI for Introductory Statistics (K300) and Computer and Statistical Models in Psychology (P404). He is currently researching human categorization and decision-making, with an emphasis on constructing mathematical models of those processes.


KYLE HAGNER (Physics): Kyle has M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Purdue) and Physics (IU) with minors in Mathematics and Biology and is currently a Biophysics PhD student at IU. He has served as an associate instructor for the lab and discussion portions of General Physics II (P202) at IU and has served as a private tutor for various general physics and mathematics courses. His current research focuses on the evolution of the quaternary structure of highly conserved proteins.

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 dual action metalloenediyne therapeutics.

MEGAN NEEDHAM (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills): Megan Needham is a new MCAT instructor with several years' experience in education.  In 2013 she founded her own legal education consulting practice and has worked with individual and institutional clients, including Indiana University and Barbri, Inc.  Prior to her consulting career, Megan worked in the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, focusing her practice on patent litigation.  She earned her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an editor for the Georgetown Law Journal and American Review of Criminal Procedure and worked as a Senior Writing Fellow.  Megan also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the BYU Prelaw Review and worked as a Writing Fellow for chemistry and nursing majors.  


AMBER YOUNT (Biology): Amber is a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry department at IU.  She has six years of experience as an AI for the A215 Human Anatomy and P215 Human Physiology courses and recently received the 2014 Outstanding AI award from the department of Medical Sciences.  Her current research is focused on cell biology and, more specifically, the mechanisms by which motor proteins organize a functional spindle during mitosis.  Amber received the Outstanding Associate Instructor award from the IU Biochemistry Department in 2015.


You may also visit the MCAT 2015 webpage for more information on the MCAT 2015 exam.