MCAT and Medical School Tutoring

At Carnegie Prep, our team of expert MCAT and Medical School tutors are dedicated to supporting your journey to becoming a M.D., offering private tutoring at all stages of the medical school application process. From pre-med advising for college students, to interview preparation for your dream school, we provide guidance in areas such as Pre-Med Advising, MCAT Private Tutoring, AMCAS Medical School Application Support, Personal Statement & Secondaries Tutoring, and Interview Coaching.

Pre-Med Advising

We offer pre-med advising for college students including course selection and outside activities. Work one-on-one with a tutor to hone the study skills you need to succeed in your pre-med coursework and beyond. Our private tutors are available to help you create a customized plan to help you achieve your goals.

Private MCAT Tutoring

Looking for the best MCAT tutor to support your preparation for test day? Our MCAT tutoring sessions cover the content, skills, and strategies required for student success on the exam. Students can expect a variety of MCAT exam prep resources to ensure that you are fully prepared for test day. We offer personalized, one-on-one private tutoring for the MCAT to help you maximize your scoring potential. Our tutors are available both online and in-person, to best fit your schedule.

MCAT Registration & Exam Fees

The MCAT is a multiple-choice exam administered digitally. Tests are offered between 2-5x per month; however, no tests are offered in February,  October, November, or December. The initial exam fee for the MCAT is $330. You can schedule an exam up to 10 days prior to the test. There are additional fees for rescheduling and cancellation. For information regarding MCAT fees and payment, please click here.

MCAT Scoring

The MCAT total score ranges from 472 to 528 and consists of four sections, scored from 118-132: Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior, and Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.

MCAT scores are typically accepted by medical schools for up to 3 years after the exam date. For further information on the MCAT’s content, format, timing, and registration details, please click here.

Medical School Application Guidance

Our expert tutors and consulting team is here to help you craft the perfect medical school application. The AMCAS (American Medical College Application Services) is what most medical schools in the United States use as their primary application method. Many of Carnegie Prep’s tutors have served on admissions boards at top medical school programs, and are equipped to provide the guidance and support you need to stand out in a highly competitive field. From essay writing to interview coaching, our medical school application assistance services are personalized to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward. For the most up-to-date information regarding the AMCAS application, please visit their website here.

Key components for applying to medical school:

The seven components that make up a medical school applicationPersonal Statement & Secondaries

Your personal statement and secondaries are distinguishing elements of your medical school application. These give you the opportunity to showcase your unique experiences, skills, and passions to admissions boards. Your personal story is what sets you apart from other applicants and can make or break your chances of getting into medical school. Our tutors will work with you one-on-one to help you identify the most impactful aspects of your life and experiences to include in your application. With our personalized guidance, you’ll be able to confidently submit an application that showcases your unique potential and maximize your chances of acceptance.

Medical School Interviews

Received an interview invite from a medical school? Congratulations! This is indeed a huge achievement, but it’s just the beginning. Now, you need to put your best foot forward to prove to the admissions committee that their program is perfect for you. Our expert med school tutors will help coach you to develop the skills and confidence you need to succeed in your interviews.

Whether it’s developing effective strategies for answering common questions, to navigating challenging scenarios, our tutors will coach you to confidently approach your interviews!

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The AMCAS application processing fees are $175 for the initial application, which includes one medical school designation. For additional medical school designations, the cost is $45 per school. Applicants should make sure to verify with each medical school they intend to apply to, as not all schools accept the AMCAS.

For a list of AMCAS application deadlines by medical school, please refer to the AMCAS search tool here. Please note that deadlines are subject to change, and applicants should verify dates directly with medical schools.

Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) is a valuable database for medical school applicants looking to browse, search, sort, and compare medical schools in the U.S. and Canada. Memberships are available in 1 or 2-year subscriptions. For more information, or to register for the MSAR, please click here.


From Pre-Med to M.D.: What You Need to Know

May 18, 2023

Are you in high school and considering Pre-Med in college? Already in college and ready to start the medical school admissions process? If so, this webinar is for you! Join our expert panel for a conversation about navigating the path to med school, including what to think about when you are in high school, undergrad academic and research priorities, studying for the MCAT, the application process, and insider knowledge into the field. Our expert panel includes: Lynn Carnegie, Founder & CEO of Carnegie Prep Julia Cho, Harvard Medical School – Pathways M.D. Program Nikhil Patel, New York University – Grossman School of Medicine Max Shin, University of Pennsylvania – Perelman School of Medicine Dr. Steve Yavner, Moderator