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ERIC Number: EJ1148842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1927-5250
Constructing an Online MCAT Preparation Program as an Alternative to On-Site Preparation for Medical School
Navarre, Berengaria; Perez, Norma A.; Smith, Sarah Toombs
Journal of Education and Learning, v6 n4 p191-200 2017
Based on a successful five-week summer program, we constructed an online alternative to prepare Hispanic students to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). We used input from student premed advisors, students, a faculty mentor, a Verbal Reasoning coach, and the program administrator. Online activities were provided to support the student commitment of 10-12 hours per week for 12 weeks. We included didactic material, an online community, individual coaching, daily announcements, and structured activities to maintain student interest throughout the 12-week program. This case study may provide guidelines on the elements necessary to a successful online program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Medical College Admission Test
Grant or Contract Numbers: D34HP18956