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MCAT Prep Workshop 2018-2019

 

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 2019.

 

HPPLC has fully re-designed our popular MCAT Prep Course to help prepare students to succeed on the new version of the MCAT exam.

The course has an enrollment fee of only $650.00, and will run from September 2018 to March 2019.  Students in the workshop will receive computerized versions of four official MCAT practice exams

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 covered on the MCAT 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)

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2019-2020. Available at Amazon.

The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fifth Edition.  Available at the AAMC.

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

Registration

Registration for the course has begun.  If you would like to register, send email to hpplc@indiana.edu. 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 hpplc@indiana.edu.

 

About our instructors:

 

INGRID BARCE (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills): Ingrid received her B.A. in History with minors in Spanish and Anthropology from Indiana University and is a current J.D. candidate at IU Maurer School of Law. She has been an instructor for the HPPLC LSAT course for two years and the MCAT for a year. Additionally, she has tutored a range of liberal arts classes with IU Athletics for the past three years and teaches in local fifth grade classrooms for Outreach for Legal Literacy. Currently, she is specializing in education law and working on opening a new pro bono clinic for low income families in southern Indiana.

 

JOSHUA BARNATHAN (Physics): Josh has a bachelor's degree in Business from Monmouth University, a master’s degree in physics from IU, and is a current Ph.D student in physics (IU).  He's taught physics labs and discussions for multiple years here at IU and at Rutgers University in NJ.  Josh's current research involves discerning information about the brain via electrophysiological recordings.  Outside of that he is active in various forms of graduate student government and is an avid reader.

 

LISA CONNOLLY (Psychology and Sociology): Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is a Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Dr. Connolly completed a master’s degree in counseling and holds an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license in the State of Indiana and has over 20 years experience working with people with significant behavioral challenges. Moving into academia has allowed her to focus on her first love of teaching both in the classroom and at conferences at the local and national level. Her areas of research interest are in gerontology, youth work and marginalized populations of people.

 

PATRICK GRIFFIN (Biology):  Patrick completed his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Astronomy at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (‘00-‘06).  After graduating, he moved to the Geophysical Laboratory (GL) at the Carnegie Institution for Science (‘06-‘12) where he worked as a predoctoral researcher.   His early efforts focused on applying statistical physics to understanding complex systems, but later bloomed to result in publications on extreme pressure resistance in microorganisms, the fate of organic matter after burial, and the application of stable isotope analysis to problems in animal ecology and bacterial physiology. Concurrent with his work at GL, he completed a master’s degree in aqueous geochemistry at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD (‘09-‘11).  He is currently a Ph.D. student at Indiana University in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS; ‘12-present), where he investigates how hydrogen from the environment is incorporated into biomolecules during metabolism, with particular emphasis on compound-specific isotope analysis of amino acids.  He has served as an AI in multiple introductory level courses in EAS (E104, E 121), taught a seminar on astrobiology and the origin of life for the Collins Living-Learning Center program, has instructed both introductory and upper level labs in Biology (L113, M315) as well as the department’s course on evolutionary theory and analysis (L318).  In his free time, Patrick enjoys stand-up comedy, mixed martial arts, is an avid reader, and has an almost pathological love for crossword puzzles.

 

KATHERINE VANDENBURGH (Chemistry): Katherine is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. She received her B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Hope College, in Holland, MI. While in undergrad, she was a teaching assistant for various chemistry labs and mathematics courses, as well as a tutor for highschool STEM students. At IU, she has been as associate instructor for C483, C484, and C343. Her research interests include the development of anion sensors, fluorescence spectroscopy, and channelopathies.

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