We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. The Medical College Admission Test is one of, if not the, most important exam that aspiring doctors must sit, which makes getting ready for it a bit on the stressful side. That’s why we’ve gathered up these results-focused MCAT prep books, all designed to move you from tearing your hair out to taming your tension though revision and study. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work.

8. Getting into Medical School for Dummies

First, the title might seem a bit infelicitous, and second, it isn’t only focused on MCAT practice, but Getting into Medical School for Dummies by Carleen Eaton can help you make sense of what is truly a daunting process, which includes getting ready for the exam.


  • Provides a financial perspective
  • Gives guidance for test day
  • Won’t aid in actual studying















Brand Carleen Eaton
Model pending
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Sterling Test Prep Biology & Biochemistry

The Sterling Test Prep Biology ; Biochemistry, like most in this publisher’s series, tends to be highly divisive. Some find the copious practice questions to be useful, while others claim that the information is too dense and contains occasional errors.


  • Explains incorrect answers
  • Covers nervous and skeletal systems
  • Seems obscure in places















Brand Sterling Test Prep Biol
Model pending
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 3.6 / 5.0

6. Barron’s Flash Cards

Barron’s Flash Cards should help you brush up on all of that knowledge you have stored away in the back of your brain somewhere. The information is representative of that which you can expect to find on the exam and delivered via both questions and explanations.


  • Includes metal ring card holder
  • For studying alone or with a partner
  • Works best as supplemental material















Brand Cutts Jay B
Model pending
Weight 1.9 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

5. The Physics Book

If you’re looking for something more targeted, you might try The Physics Book by Garrett Biehle. It provides passages and practice problems in an area that many struggle to conquer, all in a detailed, yet clear, manner that can help demystify the subject.


  • Author holds phd from caltech
  • Ample amount of tables and visuals
  • Some editorial errors















Brand Nova
Model pending
Weight 2.7 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Kaplan Flashcards + App

Unchain yourself from your desk with the Kaplan Flashcards + App. Designed to help you conquer all of the essential terms and concepts, it comes with 1,000 cards that will let you study anytime, anywhere, whether you’re on the subway or cooking dinner.


  • Good combo of physical and digital
  • Less expensive than many options
  • Paper is a bit flimsy















Brand Kaplan
Model pending
Weight 1.6 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

3. Princeton Review Box Set

You’ll be able to benchmark your score by accessing the three full-length internet practice tests provided by the Princeton Review Box Set, which comes with seven books that cover all subjects, including organic chemistry, biology, physics, math, and the rest.


  • Glossaries for reference
  • Quick-read chapter summaries
  • Ample online tools















Brand Princeton Review Staff
Model pending
Weight 15.4 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Examkrackers 10th Edition Complete

The MCAT has four sections, and the Examkrackers 10th Edition Complete gets you ready to tackle them all. It provides in-depth reviews, practice problems, and useful test-taking strategies that will help you both study and apply your knowledge.


  • Concise but thorough
  • Good for memorizing key facts
  • High-quality visuals















Brand Orsay Jonayhan
Model pending
Weight 14.2 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

1. Kaplan Test Prep Complete 7-Book

With the Kaplan Test Prep Complete 7-Book, you can rest assured that you’re covering everything. And that means more than just practice, since you’ll get full-color illustrations, expertly chosen material, extensive subject reviews, and study plan guidance.


  • Each book has over 350 questions
  • Helpful online component
  • Designed to be true to the exam















Brand Kaplan
Model pending
Weight 18 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0