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MCAT Review Course  

(MCAT Review Course) ”MCAT

Dr. Putzer's Review and UNF partner to bring you a professional MCAT Preparatory Program, a comprehensive course that prepares you for the Medical College Admissions Test. The professors are highly trained professionals, and possess either an M.D., Ph.D. or both.

The course emphasizes critical and analytical reasoning which are the primary skills tested by the exam. The course consists of months of expert MCAT teaching, including detailed strategies for analyzing MCAT passages, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test.

  • A comprehensive course that prepares you for the MCAT
  • All professors are highly trained professionals, and possess either an M.D., Ph.D. or both
  • The course emphasizes critical and analytical reasoning which are the primary skills tested by the exam
  • Expert MCAT instruction, including detailed strategies for analyzing MCAT passages, problem-solving skills, and thorough exposure to the scientific content of the test
  • Course materials are entirely written by the instructor and are included in the course fee.
  • A serious course for serious students. Our best advertisements are our satisfied and successful students

The UNF MCAT Course Schedule


MCAT Orientation and Free Diagnostic Exam
Tuesday 9/16 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free Diagnostic Exam
MCAT Review Course Begins
Tuesday 9/23 4:30 to 9 p.m. Verbal Reasoning
Tuesday 9/30 4:30 to 9 p.m. General Physic s
Tuesday 10/7 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. General Chemistry
Tuesday 10/14 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. General Biology
Saturday 10/18 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Practice Exam
Tuesday 10/21 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. General Physics
Tuesday 10/28 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. General Chemistry
Tuesday 11/4 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Physiology
Tuesday 11/18 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Organic Chemistry
Saturday 11/22 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Practice Exam
Sunday 12/14 By Appointment Individual Discussions

The Difference

The most effective teacher is someone who has followed the same trajectory as those whom he or she teaches; i.e., the most effective teacher of pre-medical students is someone who once was a pre-medical student, who has taken the same courses and exams, and has made it to where his or her students aim to be. The reason is simple: such a person knows intimately the level of knowledge and experience of students, because they were once sitting where they are now, and can draw upon this experience to optimize teaching strategies. Don't be misled by claims by others that it's not important whether your instructor is an M.D. or, at least, a Ph.D. in natural science. It is critically important: only such a person is adequately prepared to teach an MCAT. Insist on being taught by persons who once sat in your seats and have made it to where you want to go. Such are the persons who understand YOU and the EXAM best.

The MCAT is a very difficult exam, and one should be extremely wary of claims that suggest otherwise. The best preparation for it is, quite simply, a rigorous course of study in the content outlined by AAMC. This is an obvious point, but aggressive advertising to the contrary can appeal to the student who doesn't want to face reality and cause him or her to become excited that there is a short-cut. There is not. Using prep materials that are too easy is a very bad idea. There is very little value in memorizing and repetition for this exam. We will tell you nothing less than the truth - the MCAT requires extensive and careful preparation. This is why our course is longer and more detailed than others.

The MCAT can indeed be prepared for by hard work, which can be focused and concentrated by a competent instructor. We focus here on the real thing, written by people with backgrounds like ours in the academy and in medicine, not by people who are neither academics nor doctors and don't understand the mentality of either and the types of tests they write. This test is about critical and analytical reasoning, and this is what we emphasize. It involves a demanding and extensive curriculum. It also is probably the most difficult - and important - exam you will ever take. We are as serious about it as you are. Please consider the evidence. We know what it takes to succeed in medical school admissions, and we look forward to sharing it with you.

MCAT changes scheduled for Spring 2015

These changes preserve what works about the current exam, eliminate what isn't working, and further enrich the MCAT exam by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow's doctors will need. The new exam is designed to help prepare tomorrow's doctors for the challenges, advancements, and reformations of our future health care system. The first applicants to sit for MCAT 2015 will be those who apply to medical school for the fall 2016. More information on the upcoming MCAT changes can be found on the MCAT site: www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/. Click here for a timeline for upcoming changes.

About the Professor

Dr. Gavin Putzer, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H, has spent the last decade plus preparing aspiring pre-medical students for the Medical College Admissions Test, or MCAT. Dr. Putzer is an adjunct professor of Medicine at the University of Central Florida. He is the director of the Doctoral Health Program and a professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Georgia.  Formerly, he was the Chair of the Department of Business Administration and a professor of Healthcare Management at Albany State University in Georgia.

What Dr. Putzer's former students have to say:

  • "Great Course, Great Professor, with lots of info-very well taught."
  • "Excellent teacher, one of the best, most passionate instructors I've ever had."
  • "Dr. Putzer made it so easy to understand and remember things."
  • "The instructor is highly effective and very knowledgeable in a plethora of subjects...great personality and quite easy to talk to."
  • "[Dr. Putzer's] full of enthusiasm, provides valuable supplementary insight into medicine and provides wonderful confidence boosts before the exam."
  • "I ended up getting a 34P [11 Verbal, 11 Physical, 12 Biological] - a score I am very, very happy with. I feel very confident applying now to medical school thanks to your assistance. Thank you very much for all of your help."
  • "I got a 33N! V=10, P=10, B=13, W=N. My previous MCAT scores before taking your course were...1992=9/9/7/N, 1994=8/10/9/O. Thanks for all of your help."
  • "I am pleased to tell you that I have received my scores. 11V 10PS 11BS. 32 total. I increased by 13 points from the first diagnostic. Thank you very much for all of your help.

 

MCAT Review Course  This class is already in session. $1,975.00
Dates Time Days Sessions Building
9/23/2014 - 12/20/2014 4:30 PM - 8:30 AM Su Tu Sa 11 UNF Herbert University Center
Instructors: Gavin Putzer

 

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