MCAT Prep Workshop

The teachers of our workshop are 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 HPPLA MCAT Prep Workshop is not a substitute for completing college-level coursework in the content areas covered on the MCAT 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 Course 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!

Register Here for the MCAT Prep Workshop


Schedule and Course Policies

6:30 to 9:30 pm. Students have the choice of signing up for an in-person session to be held on campus on Monday evenings or a virtual session over Zoom to be held on Wednesday evenings.

$750 (will be charged to your IU bursar's account)

Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review 2024-2025 (Published July 2023). Books must be purchased separately, and the cost of the books is not included in the fee for the course.

Register here. Please make sure to read all the information on the form before registering. Please read the instructions regarding the withdrawal policy when you register for the course.  The withdrawal policy will be strictly enforced.


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About our instructors

I am a seventh-year graduate student in the IU physics department, doing research in the field of theoretical particle physics. I spend my research time writing code and reading papers, sometimes forcing myself to break and photosynthesize outside. I have been teaching math and science in some various forms for 12 years.

Dr. Lisa L. Connolly is a Professor at Ivy Tech Community College in Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Dr. Connolly completed a master’s degree in counseling and holds an LMHC (licensed mental health counselor) license in the State of Indiana and has over 20 years of experience working with people with significant behavioral challenges. Moving into academia has allowed her to focus on her first love of teaching both in the classroom and at conferences at the local and national level. Her areas of research interest are in gerontology, youth work and marginalized populations of people.

I received a B.S. in History from Ball State University and graduated with my J.D. in 2020 from Indiana University Maurer School of Law. I worked as a tutor throughout my time as an undergrad and in law school. After graduating, I clerked with the Honorable Nancy H. Vaidik at the Indiana Court of Appeals for three years. I am currently a deputy prosecutor with the Marion County Prosecutor Office.

Renee received her B.S. in Genomic and Molecular Genetics with a minor in Bioethics from Michigan State University. She is currently in the Cell, Molecular, and Cancer Biology PhD program in the School of Medicine at IU. She was an instructor for Chemistry labs at MSU for 3 years and Human Physiology lab at IU since Fall 2021. She has worked in multiple different labs whose research focus spans from fetal cardiovascular development to agricultural genetic engineering. Her current research focuses on understanding the mechanism of the oncogenic co-activator EWS in prostate cancer and Ewing sarcoma.

I have both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Chemistry, from Middle Tennessee State University. I am currently a PhD candidate in the Chemistry Department specializing in Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology. My current research is focused on the development of fluorescent and fluorogenic probes for investigating peptidoglycan biosynthesis. I have been tutoring/teaching undergraduate chemistry since 2014.

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