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CSIDPAR - MCAT Intensive Program

As part of the CSIDPAR (Chicago Summer Institute for the Advancement of Physicians and Researchers) program, I AM ABEL FOUNDATION offers two MCAT program opportunities exclusively for I Am Abel Foundation active mentees in good standing. The Summer MCAT INTENSIVE is a 12 week Summer Program with stipend. It requires FULL-TIME, in-person attendance. Our Fall/Spring MCAT INTENSIVE runs from October - April and requires at least 20-40 hours time commitment. There is no stipend. Both Programs include:

  • 3rd party test prep materials at no additional cost (i.e. Blueprint, UWorld, etc...). This can cost up to $4k if students purchased on their own

  • Personalized and Group Tutoring and Coaching

  • Quiet Study Rooms (Summer Program)

  • 3RD Party Test Prep Resources like Blueprint full online course with AAMC Full Length Exams, UWORLD

  • Quiet, bright, clean and friendly study environment

  • Paid parking reimbursement

  • Stipend (Summer Only) so you will not have the added responsibility of working while studying

  • Group Coaching/Tutoring

  • Private 1:1 tutoring (customized and up to 4hr weekly)

  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Weekly Coaching (CARS)

  • Summer Intensive Applications are open March 1, 2022 - May 8, 2022. Sessions begin June 6 2022 (with prep requirements in advance of June 6th).

  • Fall/Spring Intensive Applications are open August 1 - October 1, 2022. Sessions begin October 17, 2022 (with prep requirements in advance of October 17, 2022).

Program requirements: I Am Abel Foundation’s Summer or Fall MCAT students must be prepared to apply for admission to medical school in the upcoming application cycle (I.e. Summer 2022 MCAT students MUST apply Summer 2023. Fall 2022/Spring 2023 MCAT students must also apply by the summer of 2023) As such, your grades must be competitive for entrance into medical school at the time you are accepted into our MCAT program. Also, ACTIVE mentees of I Am Abel Foundation will be given preference in this process, particularly for those in the summer (stipend) program. Both programs require:

  • Your grades MUST be competitive for entrance into medical school at the time you are accepted into our MCAT program

  • Be a CURRENT mentee of I Am Abel Foundation

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in either your COMPLETED undergraduate , post bacc or graduate science program

  • You can NOT participate in the summer program if you will need to attend summer classes or have outstanding classes

  • Also can NOT have time off for vacations. Students can NOT TAKE MORE than 2 days off for the entire summer

  • Proof of registration for one of the upcoming MCAT exams MUST be uploaded or provided prior to acceptance into the program).

  • Proof of recently completed FULL Length Sample AAMC Exam with PDF or screenshot uploaded. Practice exams that are older than 3 months prior to start of course will not be accepted.

  • Must complete an orientation prior to start of session

To apply for the MCAT program, please click here>


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