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MCAT Prep Workshop 2017-2018


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 2018.


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 2017 to March 2018.  Students in the workshop will receive computerized versions of three 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 2018-2019. Available at Amazon.

Optional text: MCAT 2015 - The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam, Fourth Edition.  Available at Amazon.

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


Registration for the course will begin in late August.  If you would like to register, 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:


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 IU Pre-Law Center’s LSAT Class 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.


AISHA BURTON (Biology): Aisha received her B.A. in Chemistry with a minor in Biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a current Ph.D candidate in Microbiology at Indiana University. She has been an Associate Instructor (AI) for Microbiology Lab (M215/M315) for a few years and for Biology for Educators (Q201) for a semester. Additionally, Aisha has been a tutor in Introductory Science and Math for the Academic Support Centers (ASC) for several semesters. She is currently researching how a bacteriophage present on a plasmid in an ancestral strain of B. subtilis is activated and regulated. 


LISA CONNOLLY (Psychology and Sociology): Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is an Associate 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.


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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