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1 MCAT Preparatory Course Presented by: Hanna El-Nakat, Ph. D., Director, Special Programs

2 Why an MCAT Preparatory Course? University courses: information of multi-use, spread of information in a particular specialty Responsibility of student: wisely use the information as needed MCAT Course: helps students to make best use of the information towards the MCAT exam

3 Why an MCAT Preparatory Course? Competition: The number of students applying to the Medical School is in continuous increase. In years to come, taking the MCAT exam more than once will no more be the luxury we have now. This course will soon become a necessity to reserve your space in the filed of medicine

4 Kaplan MCAT Training Course Classroom course Classroom course At the University of Balamand At the University of Balamand Given by a Kaplan instructor Given by a Kaplan instructor

5 Why Choose Kaplan? Helping students achieve higher scores for more than 70 years Helping students achieve higher scores for more than 70 years US: More people get into the medical school with Kaplan MCAT course than all other major courses combined US: More people get into the medical school with Kaplan MCAT course than all other major courses combined

6 Quotation from Kaplan Webpage As the world leader in test preparation, we provide an edge for high-achieving students seeking competitive academic and professional opportunities. Middle schoolers, college-bound teens, graduate school prospects, aspiring doctors and lawyers and English language learners rely on Kaplan to help them succeed on high-stakes exams. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests for college and graduate school admissions, English language proficiency and professional licensing.As the world leader in test preparation, we provide an edge for high-achieving students seeking competitive academic and professional opportunities. Middle schoolers, college-bound teens, graduate school prospects, aspiring doctors and lawyers and English language learners rely on Kaplan to help them succeed on high-stakes exams. We offer preparation for more than 90 standardized tests for college and graduate school admissions, English language proficiency and professional licensing.

7 Kaplan Trained Instructor Scored in the 90 th percentile or above in the MCAT Scored in the 90 th percentile or above in the MCAT Strong academic backgrounds Strong academic backgrounds Passed rigorous Kaplan instructor training program Passed rigorous Kaplan instructor training program Regularly evaluated Regularly evaluated

8 Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course Provides organization and structure to the studying technique Provides organization and structure to the studying technique Supplies wealth of practice material Supplies wealth of practice material Gives Motivation Gives Motivation Focuses on how to attack the exam and how to study Focuses on how to attack the exam and how to study Keeps you on top of your studying Keeps you on top of your studying

9 Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course : Specifications 18 three-hour long classroom lessons 18 three-hour long classroom lessons 54 hours live instruction from an expert teacher 54 hours live instruction from an expert teacher Comprehensive course materials Comprehensive course materials Extensive online course curriculum, including 19 MCAT practice tests Extensive online course curriculum, including 19 MCAT practice tests

10 Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course: Features Access to online curriculum for a period of 4 months Access to online curriculum for a period of 4 months Full access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study center Full access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study center Teacher support by email and telephone until the next MCAT official test Teacher support by email and telephone until the next MCAT official test

11 Advantages of Course Enrollment Convenient schedules: September, February, and June Convenient schedules: September, February, and June Personal attention combined with an interactive group setting Personal attention combined with an interactive group setting Comprehensive and motivational instruction from Kaplans renown MCAT faculty Comprehensive and motivational instruction from Kaplans renown MCAT faculty

12 Online Resources Unlimited access to all 8 AAMC exams on computer Unlimited access to all 8 AAMC exams on computer 11 additional full-length exams in the computer-based format 11 additional full-length exams in the computer-based format 11000 practice items with 44000 explanations of the answers 11000 practice items with 44000 explanations of the answers Over 1000 additional questions in Kaplans MCAT QBank Over 1000 additional questions in Kaplans MCAT QBank

13 Home Study Materials Comprehensive MCAT course book with class notes and homework assignments Comprehensive MCAT course book with class notes and homework assignments Review notes Review notes High yield problem solving guide High yield problem solving guide MCAT Quick Sheets: details on the most tested science concepts MCAT Quick Sheets: details on the most tested science concepts MCAT flashcards MCAT flashcards

14 Feedback and Opinion

15 Youmna Francis (youmnafrancis@hotmail.com) youmnafrancis@hotmail.com Benefited from the course Benefited from the course Instructor was always available Instructor was always available Course met expectations Course met expectations Questions were answered in details and patiently Questions were answered in details and patiently Recommends course to other students Recommends course to other students Good idea to have Kaplan MCAT course in Lebanon Good idea to have Kaplan MCAT course in Lebanon Extension of course time Extension of course time

16 Diana Tamers Testimony (dft04@aub.edu.lb ) dft04@aub.edu.lb Benefited from course Benefited from course Increased confidence Increased confidence High recommendation of the course High recommendation of the course Extension of course time Extension of course time

17 Nada El-Youssef (nme24@aub.edu.lb ) nme24@aub.edu.lb Benefited from course Benefited from course Extra chance to increase MCAT course Extra chance to increase MCAT course Course presented the MCAT exam, the type of questions, and a way to study Course presented the MCAT exam, the type of questions, and a way to study Recommends course to her sister, Biology sophomore student Recommends course to her sister, Biology sophomore student Excellent idea to have the course in Lebanon Excellent idea to have the course in Lebanon Greater opportunity to score higher Greater opportunity to score higher Good reputation to UOB as pioneer in presenting Kaplan MCAT course Good reputation to UOB as pioneer in presenting Kaplan MCAT course Extension of course time Extension of course time

18 Ghayth Hammoud (ghayth_h89@hotmail.com ) ghayth_h89@hotmail.com After taking this course, I am well prepared to take the MCAT. Deals with every part of the exam For sure. I recommend the course to other students because it helps in getting high grades. Having Kaplan MCAT classroom in Lebanon is a great idea because it offers pre-med students a chance to prepare the MCAT with the help of Kaplan.

19 Fouad Badaoui (badaouifouad@gmail.com)badaouifouad@gmail.com Q: Did the course increase your confidence in taking the MCAT now? A:yes Q: Did you get what you expected to get from the course? A:yes and more Q: Would you recommend the course to other students? A:I already have Q:Do you think that it's a good idea that a Kaplan MCAT classroom prep course is available in Lebanon? A:it's necessary

20 Amjad Kanj (ank10@aub.edu.lb)ank10@aub.edu.lb Q: Did you benefit from the course? A:More than I imagined Q: Did you get what you expected to get from the course? A:More than I expected Q: Would you recommend the course to other students? A:Of course Q: Do you think that it's a good idea that a Kaplan MCAT classroom prep course is available in Lebanon? A: Excellent idea, but I prefer it to be available also in Beirut

21 Fouad Antoine Sayde (fredsayde@hotmail.com) Before Course: Natural sciences: 9 Physical Sciences: 7 English: 5 After Course: Natural sciences: 13 Physical Sciences: 11 English: 8

22 Fouad Badaoui (badaouifouad@gmail.com)badaouifouad@gmail.com Fouad Badaoui: 13 on bio; 11 on verbal; 13 on phys; R on the essays; 98th percentile Fouad Badaoui: 13 on bio; 11 on verbal; 13 on phys; R on the essays; 98th percentile Amjad Kanj: 13 on bio; 9 on verbal; 12 on phys; O on the essays; 92nd percentile Amjad Kanj: 13 on bio; 9 on verbal; 12 on phys; O on the essays; 92nd percentile I must say we are both pleased by the results and feel that the Kaplan course with Miriam Lermer greatly contributed. I must say we are both pleased by the results and feel that the Kaplan course with Miriam Lermer greatly contributed. Best regards, Fouad Badaoui

23 Response to Students Comments Session I: 3 weeks Session II: 4 weeks If enough students are registered for 2 sections in either locations (Beirut or North), there is a possibility to extend the course over a period of 2 months.

24 Announcement Keep checking the webpage for new Kaplan-MCAT course offerings and the corresponding registration periods.

25 Registration Information Course Cost: 2000 $ Course details & Registration forms are available online at www.balamand.edu.lb.www.balamand.edu.lb Look for KAPLAN MCAT under Information Bulletin on the main page For more informationContact Special Programs (06-930250 ext. 3886 or 3955) Email: MCAT@balamand.edu.lbMCAT@balamand.edu.lb

26 What do you get for the 2000$? Books & materials 8 AAMC exams on computer 8 AAMC exams on computer 11 full-length exams in the computer- based format 11 full-length exams in the computer- based format Teacher support by email and telephone until the next MCAT official test Teacher support by email and telephone until the next MCAT official test

27 What do you get for the 2000$? 54 classroom contact hours with the Kaplan instructor 54 classroom contact hours with the Kaplan instructor 4-6 weeks direct contact with Kaplan instructor 4-6 weeks direct contact with Kaplan instructor Access to online curriculum for a period of 4 months Access to online curriculum for a period of 4 months Full access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study center Full access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study center 11000 practice items with 44000 explanations of the answers 11000 practice items with 44000 explanations of the answers

28 Looking forward to seeing you joining one of our Kaplan- MCAT preparatory courses. Thank you!!!!


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