MCAT+ Program Offered This Summer For Pre-Med Students

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Silver City, NM – The MCAT+ Program is an intense and rewarding six-week summer camp held in the Natural Sciences department at Western New Mexico University. The program is open to junior and senior college students and graduate students from June 16 through July 25.

Students in the program receive a stipend of up to $1500 and over 50 hours of in-class test prep instruction covering the four sections of the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). MCAT+ is designed to help strengthen MCAT test scores and train pre-medical students to become competitive to enter medical school. Highlights of the program include tours of the healthcare teaching facilities at the UNM Health Science Center and at Hidalgo Medical Services, and mock interviews and application workshops on medical school admission process.

Deadline to apply for the program is May 3, 2014.

Eligible students must be pursuing a career in health and have a minimum GPA of 2.75. The program is sponsored by WNMU, the UNM School of Medicine, Forward New Mexico and Hidalgo Medical Services. Questions can be directed to WNMU Assistant Professor Dr. Samuel Kadavakollu at or to Mindy Sandoval at Forward New Mexico at 575.534.0101.

Applications are available for download at


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  • Daniel Haire

    I was fortunate to have been selected for the 2012 MCAT+ program, and found it to be extremely beneficial. This program is very rigorous and time consuming, but is appropriate for those who hope to gain admittance to a college of medicine. The Kaplan program provides an abundance of resources to help students gauge and improve their performance. This includes online analysis, around 18 full length practice exams, textbooks, and notecards. The MCAT+ instructor walks students through all of the topics that they have covered the previous day, and provides the necessary clarification by working through practice problems in class. Additionally, the mock interview, and application workshops were very helpful, and the stipend allows the student to dedicate themselves to the process. I am currently finishing my first year of medical school in Kansas City, and definitely consider my participation in the MCAT+ program as a key factor in my success. I highly recommend it, and I know that Dr. Kadavakollu and the rest of the team are dedicated to helping students achieve their goals.