Presentation on theme: "MCAT Preparatory Course"— Presentation transcript:
1MCAT Preparatory Course Presented by:Hanna El-Nakat, Ph. D.,Director, Special Programs
2Why an MCAT Preparatory Course? University courses: information of multi-use, spread of information in a particular specialtyResponsibility of student: wisely use the information as neededMCAT Course: helps students to make best use of the information towards the MCAT exam
3Why 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
4Kaplan MCAT Training Course Classroom courseAt the University of BalamandGiven by a Kaplan instructor
5Why Choose Kaplan?Helping students achieve higher scores for more than 70 yearsUS: More people get into the medical school with Kaplan MCAT course than all other major courses combined
6Quotation 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.”
7Kaplan Trained Instructor Scored in the 90th percentile or above in the MCATStrong academic backgroundsPassed rigorous Kaplan instructor training programRegularly evaluated
8Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course Provides organization and structure to the studying techniqueSupplies wealth of practice materialGives MotivationFocuses on how to attack the exam and how to studyKeeps you on top of your studying
9Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course : Specifications 18 three-hour long classroom lessons54 hours live instruction from an expert teacherComprehensive course materialsExtensive online course curriculum, including 19 MCAT practice tests
10Kaplan MCAT Preparatory Course: Features Access to online curriculum for a period of 4 monthsFull access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study centerTeacher support by and telephone until the next MCAT official test
11Advantages of Course Enrollment Convenient schedules: September, February, and JunePersonal attention combined with an interactive group settingComprehensive and motivational instruction from Kaplan’s renown MCAT faculty
12Online Resources Unlimited access to all 8 AAMC exams on computer 11 additional full-length exams in the computer-based format11000 practice items with explanations of the answersOver 1000 additional questions in Kaplan’s MCAT QBank
13Home Study MaterialsComprehensive MCAT course book with class notes and homework assignmentsReview notesHigh yield problem solving guideMCAT Quick Sheets: details on the most tested science conceptsMCAT flashcards
15Youmna Francis (firstname.lastname@example.org) Benefited from the courseInstructor was always availableCourse met expectationsQuestions were answered in details and patientlyRecommends course to other studentsGood idea to have Kaplan MCAT course in LebanonExtension of course time
16Diana Tamer’s Testimony (email@example.com ) Benefited from courseIncreased confidenceHigh recommendation of the courseExtension of course time
17Nada El-Youssef (firstname.lastname@example.org ) Benefited from courseExtra chance to increase MCAT courseCourse presented the MCAT exam, the type of questions, and a way to studyRecommends course to her sister, Biology sophomore studentExcellent idea to have the course in LebanonGreater opportunity to score higherGood reputation to UOB as pioneer in presenting Kaplan MCAT courseExtension of course time
18Ghayth Hammoud (email@example.com ) After taking this course, I am well prepared to take the MCAT.Deals with every part of the examFor 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.
19Fouad Badaoui (firstname.lastname@example.org) Q: Did the course increase your confidence in taking the MCAT now?A: yesQ: Did you get what you expected to get from the course?A: yes and moreQ: Would you recommend the course to other students?A: I already haveQ: Do you think that it's a good idea that a Kaplan MCAT classroom prep course is available in Lebanon?A: it's necessary
20Amjad Kanj (email@example.com) Q: Did you benefit from the course?A: More than I imaginedQ: Did you get what you expected to get from the course?A: More than I expectedQ: Would you recommend the course to other students?A: Of courseQ: 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
21Fouad Antoine Sayde (firstname.lastname@example.org) Before Course:Natural sciences: 9Physical Sciences: 7English: 5After Course:Natural sciences: 13Physical Sciences: 11English: 8
22Fouad Badaoui (email@example.com) Fouad Badaoui: 13 on bio; 11 on verbal; 13 on phys; R on the essays; 98th percentileAmjad Kanj: 13 on bio; 9 on verbal; 12 on phys; O on the essays; 92nd percentileI must say we are both pleased by the results and feel that the Kaplan course with Miriam Lermer greatly contributed.Best regards,Fouad Badaoui
23Response to Students’ Comments Session I: 3 weeksSession II: 4 weeksIf 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.
24AnnouncementKeep checking the webpage for new Kaplan-MCAT course offerings and the corresponding registration periods.
25Registration Information Course Cost: 2000 $Course details & Registration forms are available online atLook for KAPLAN MCAT under “Information Bulletin” on the main pageFor more information Contact Special Programs ( ext or 3955)
26What do you get for the 2000$? Books & materials 8 AAMC exams on computer11 full-length exams in the computer-based formatTeacher support by and telephone until the next MCAT official test
27What do you get for the 2000$?54 classroom contact hours with the Kaplan instructor4-6 weeks direct contact with Kaplan instructorAccess to online curriculum for a period of 4 monthsFull access to all Kaplan practice materials in your online study center11000 practice items with explanations of the answers
28Looking forward to seeing you joining one of our Kaplan-MCAT preparatory courses. Thank you!!!!