MSU CLIMB Program
MSU CLIMB Program
CLIMB = Creativity, Learning, Inspiration, Mastery, Belief.
CLIMB is a joint partnership between the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Learning Resources Center. It is open to all students considering a career in medicine.
In addition to special events and workshops throughout the year, MSU CLIMB offers two intensive MCAT preparation sessions open to both MSU students and others.
The CLIMB preparation program helps you prepare for the MCAT by building upon your undergraduate learning by helping you to synthesize a stronger overall command of related scientific and biological principles. We emphasize a review of biological and physical sciences, strategy development and guided practice in all the sections of the MCAT. We help you solidify the knowledge and skills you have already developed in your undergraduate work and show you how to tap the critical thinking skills necessary for success in the MCAT.
You’ve already had several years of university training in preparation for the MCAT. The CLIMB approach builds your confidence and efficiency by starting from what you have already learned in your college career. By working from your current strengths toward mastery of MCAT strategies, we help you go into exam day with confidence.
Note: Class sessions are intensive reviews of material relevant to success on the MCAT. Instructors explain concept overviews, then provide guided practice through problem sets, followed by close analysis with an eye to understanding MCAT philosophies and mechanics, and while instructors are available outside of class time for consultation, this approach may not be suited to every student's learning style.
Spring Session I: The first spring MCAT review session is scheduled for March 4 - 8, 2013 (MSU's Spring Break). This will be an intensive one week session meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. All materials, including lunch, will be provided. Students interested in the first spring session will need to make a $100.00 non-refundable deposit by February 15, 2013.
Spring Session II: The second spring MCAT review session is scheduled for May 20 - 24, 2013. This will be an intensive one week session meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day. All materials, including lunch will be provided. Students interested in the summer session will need to make a $100.00 non-refundable deposit by May 1, 2013.
Call the Center at 355-2363 for information and to register. Cost for the program is $800 and includes all materials and follow-up advising.
Other Graduate and Entrance Examination Resources
Jessica DeForest's GRE help page
Learning Resources Center Testing Specialist Jessica DeForest has developed a resource for students seeking assistance in preparing for the verbal section of the GRE.
Other Graduate Entrance Examinations
Assistance is available for other Graduate Entrance Examinations such as the GMAT and LSAT. Call the Center for information on the availability and type of assistance offered.
MSU Test Prep Consortium
The MSU Test Prep Consortium is a collaboration of on-campus units offering resources free of charge to MSU students preparing for national standardized exams (such as graduate and professional school entrance exams.)
The focus of the MSU Test Prep Consortium is:
- to provide a wide variety of self-help study materials in multiple formats
- to offer general reading, writing and math skills support to students preparing to take graduate/professional school entrance exams.
- to help students understand the nature and purpose of the exams, and also teach them how to perform a truly helpful "self diagnosis" prior to any test.
- to teach students how to "reduce or eliminate the unknowns" in any testing situation.
- to advertise and maintain a campus wide system of support, service and information in the area of test preparation.
The MSU Test Prep Consortium is founded on the belief that the university resources already available to our students are among the most beneficial tools a student can use to prepare of national standardized tests. Appropriate preparation can and should extend far beyond the test itself, and continue to prove beneficial throughout continuing education and professional endeavors. University students should not need to pay outside agencies to help them prepare for qualifying exams required for further university study, as this is part of the role of undergraduate education itself.
The MSU Test Prep Consortium is not a new service, but rather a partnership utilizing existing resources. Our intent is to share expertise, reduce redundancy, and open communication within the university community.
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- National Test Center for graduate/professional school entrance exams
- CBT (Computer based testing) site for GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, PRAXIS, etc.
- Registration information for nearly all nationally-administered exams
- Workshops on general test prep strategies for all entrance exams
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- Graduate program information for Michigan State University: application and assistantships
- General information about graduate education.