Don’t Pay For That Test Prep Course Yet!

In this observational study, investigators assessed whether students taking the Australian/New Zealand version of our MCAT performed better if they took a test preparation course or not, and found that taking prep courses was not associated with better test scores. Although the study was not randomized, the investigators were able to control for baseline academic performance, which did not change the results. Students who took prep courses and those who spent more money were more likely to think they performed better, although they did not.—Sarang Kim, MD

Wilkinson TM, et al. Preparation courses for a medical admission test: effectiveness contrasts with opinion. Med Educ. 2013 Apr;47(4):417-24.

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