MCAT® Test Preparation

Exam Preparation

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  • Duration 24 HRS
  • Format FACE TO FACE
  • Schedule 8 WEEKS


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Prepare to excel on your Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®) exam with our suite of four test preparation courses – and the only UBC MCAT test prep courses offered in Vancouver.

Each course covers a different section of the exam, so you can choose the areas you need to focus on. The in-class experience and our seasoned instructors provide you immediate feedback on your learning, and plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

Each course offers:

  • practice using real MCAT questions and exams
  • proven techniques to learning and understanding materials, including custom workbooks and flash cards
  • quality, curated materials, including official AAMC guides, plus vetted online resources.


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The next set of MCAT dates are Spring 2020.

Regular Program Required Courses

  • The following sequence is recommended:

Program curriculum may be subject to change.


Jackie Stewart


Jackie Stewart is Senior Instructor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of British Columbia and has taught general and organic chemistry since 2005. She has a B.Sc. in honours chemistry, a M.Sc. in wood science, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology. She is passionate about helping students learn through innovative instructional methods and by motivating them to use research-tested study techniques. Jackie received the UBC Killam Prize for Excellent in Teaching in 2006 and 2010, as well as the UBC Science Undergraduate Society Teaching Excellence Award in 2010.

James Kelleher


James has been helping students successfully master the LSAT since 1999. A dynamic instructor, James is passionate about helping students reach their goals to excel in exam preparation. In addition to teaching LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep courses with UBC Extended Learning, James teaches philosophy of law in the Faculty of Arts at UBC. He also has 13 years of litigation experience.

Kristina McBurney


Kristina Mcburney is an experienced educator specializing in biochemistry and molecular biology. Her post-secondary roles have included research in chromatin biology, and teaching second-year undergraduate courses in environmental biochemistry and molecular mechanisms of disease. She enjoys using a combination of teaching techniques, including traditional lectures and problem-based learning.

Kristina has also worked as a scientific communications manager at STEMCELL Technologies, and has extensive experience in research and science communications.

Ricky Curry

Ricky Curry is a computer science student at the University of British Columbia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in classical trombone performance from Dalhousie University and has shared stages with many of Nova Scotia’s top musicians. Before pursuing music, Ricky studied physics, and has co-authored published atmospheric science research. His current interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, and software design.

Robert Thomson


Dr. Robert Thomson is a native of British Columbia, with a PhD in chemistry from UBC. He was a Seaborg Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab from 2008-2011, and was a faculty member in the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma from 2011-2018 before returning to UBC in 2018. He has a passion for both chemical research and chemical education.

Todd Kamensek


Todd is currently a graduate research assistant completing a PhD in Neuroscience. He is specifically studying visual perception in Autism Spectrum Disorder, and is fascinated with all aspects of the brain. When not at the lab Todd keeps active with hockey, baseball and beach volleyball.



About the Course

Do students get any practice doing the full MCAT exam during the course?

The emphasis in the class is on face-to-face instruction. Students may try some practice quizzes during the class but not full-length practice exams. They will however be referred to the official, free, downloadable practice exams and encouraged to do these independently as a means to gauge their progress.

Is it acceptable for a student to miss the first class?

A student who misses the first class will have to catch up on the material covered through the workbook provided. If time allows, it would be preferable to register for a class where all sessions can be attended.

How much study time is recommended after completing the course?

It is recommended that the average student take three weeks to study before the exam and after the last class including trying multiple practice exams.

I’m not satisfied with my test score - can I repeat the course?

At the present time, there is no free course repeat policy. Discounts may be offered on a case-by-case basis.

About the MCAT

How often can I take the MCAT exam?

  • In 2015, the AAMC implemented testing limits on how many times you can take the MCAT exam. Voids and no-shows count toward your lifetime limits. Remember that you can only be registered for one seat at a time.
  • Single testing year:
  • The MCAT exam can be taken up to three times.
  • Two consecutive-year period:
  • The MCAT exam can be taken up to four times.
  • Lifetime:
  • The MCAT exam can be taken up to seven times in a lifetime.

How long are MCAT scores valid?

When do candidates get their score?

  • Scores are released approximately 30-35 days after each test day. Please see the U.S. Testing Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates for the release dates for each exam. Scores are released by 5 p.m. ET on release days.
  • AAMC scales and equates each exam after each test day.  This takes 30 to 35 days. The scaling and equating process is done to account for small differences in the difficulty of test questions when we convert the number of questions you answer correctly to the MCAT score scale. This time also allows students to submit any concerns they have about exam questions or testing conditions. The AAMC then reviews and investigates each concern. So, due to this careful analysis and review of feedback from each exam date, we aren’t able to provide a score immediately after you complete your exam.

Where can I take the MCAT exam in Vancouver?

Pearson Prfessional Centres

Ashton Testing Services

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