Health Professions and Prelaw Center’s MCAT Prep Workshop starts next week!

If you are taking the MCAT next summer, you need to start preparing NOW!

Register for the Health Professions and Prelaw Center’s MCAT Prep Workshop to help you prepare to take the MCAT in spring or summer 2016.

HPPLC’s MCAT Prep Workshop has been re-designed to help prepare students to succeed on the revised MCAT exam. We will use the Official Guide to the MCAT Exam (MCAT 2015), as the most authoritative resource regarding the content that appears on the new exam. The Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review set (Second Edition) will be used as well to guide review of important concepts. The instructors for the course have thoroughly analyzed the guidelines provided by the AAMC on the foundational concepts tested on the exam in order to determine what skills students will need. Each instructor will design his/her section of the course to help students develop the tools needed for success on the exam. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and independent reasoning skills, as well as test-taking strategies.

The course will begin the week of September 21, 2015. Registration has started and spaces are available. If you would like to enroll in the course, please see the instructions below on how to register.

The course fee is $650 and will be charged to your bursar account. Books are not included in the cost of the course, and must be purchased separately (available online). Students enrolled in the course will be provided two AAMC practice exams and class handouts free of charge.

The course is designed to help students prepare to take the revised MCAT in spring or summer 2016. It will run from the week of September 21, 2015 to March 30, 2016. Students register for either a Monday night or Wednesday night session. Unfortunately, this course will not work for students planning to take the MCAT in January 2016.

The teachers of our workshop are all experienced college instructors, with expertise in their respective areas of MCAT preparation. Please see the teacher biographies below for more information.

Please note that the MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing college-level coursework in the content areas to be covered on the exam. The approach of the course assumes that students have completed, or are in the process of completing, coursework that covers the basic concepts that appear on the MCAT exam. The MCAT Prep Workshop focuses on further developing a student’s problem-solving and independent reasoning skills.

Not every student will need to enroll in a prep course in order to succeed on the MCAT. Whether you are enrolled in our MCAT Prep Course or not, you are welcome to meet with a premed advisor to discuss strategies for MCAT preparation. We want you to succeed!


WHEN: Monday nights or Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (students have the option of registering for either session and attend only one night per week).

FEE: $650.00 (does not include cost of books).


MCAT 2015 – The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam (Fourth Edition). Available at the AAMC website or from Amazon.

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review (Second Edition). Available at Amazon.

(Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.) LOCATION: Teter F258

HOW TO REGISTER: If you would like to register, please drop by Maxwell Hall 010 or send email to


Please note: In order to continue to offer this course at low cost to IU students, the withdrawal policy will be very strictly enforced. If you decide to cancel your registration you must do so in a timely manner according to the withdrawal policy stated on the authorization form, so that another student can be allowed to register.


COLE RODMAN (Behavioral and Social Sciences and Statistical Reasoning): Cole graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN with B.A.s in Chemistry and Psychology. He is currently a graduate PhD student in the Psychological and Brain Sciences department at IU. He has been an AI for Introductory Statistics (K300) and Computer and Statistical Models in Psychology (P404). He is currently researching human categorization and decision-making, with an emphasis on constructing mathematical models of those processes.

KYLE HAGNER (Physics): Kyle has M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Purdue) and Physics (IU) with minors in Mathematics and Biology and is currently a Biophysics PhD student at IU. He has served as an associate instructor for the lab and discussion portions of General Physics II (P202) at IU and has served as a private tutor for various general physics and mathematics courses. His current research focuses on the evolution of the quaternary structure of highly conserved proteins.

SARAH LINDAHL (Chemistry): Sarah received her B.S. in chemistry from Truman State University in Kirksville, MO and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships for both her teaching and research. She has been an associate instructor for a variety of organic and inorganic chemistry courses as well as an individual tutor for undergraduate students taking general and inorganic chemistry. Presently, Sarah’s research focuses on the development of dual action metalloenediyne therapeutics.

MEGAN NEEDHAM (Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills): Megan Needham is a new MCAT instructor with several years’ experience in education. In 2013 she founded her own legal education consulting practice and has worked with individual and institutional clients, including Indiana University and Barbri, Inc. Prior to her consulting career, Megan worked in the New York City office of Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, focusing her practice on patent litigation. She earned her J.D. at the Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an editor for the Georgetown Law Journal and American Review of Criminal Procedure and worked as a Senior Writing Fellow. Megan also has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the BYU Prelaw Review and worked as a Writing Fellow for chemistry and nursing majors.

AMBER YOUNT (Biology): Amber is a Ph.D. candidate in the Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry department at IU. She has six years of experience as an AI for the A215 Human Anatomy and P215 Human Physiology courses and recently received the 2014 Outstanding AI award from the department of Medical Sciences. Her current research is focused on cell biology and, more specifically, the mechanisms by which motor proteins organize a functional spindle during mitosis. Amber received the Outstanding Associate Instructor award from the IU Biochemistry Department in 2015.

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