JONESBORO — College students who are interested in attending medical school are invited to participate in a free Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) prep course New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University is offering this spring.

The “PrepAR” program will begin on Saturday, Jan. 22 and will meet each Saturday until May 7. The sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The test prep portions of the program will all be held virtually, and NYITCOM will offer some additional hands-on, medical-related experiences on its Jonesboro campus. Current NYITCOM at A-State students will be available to participants to provide mentorship and help the undergraduates navigate the medical school admissions process.

PrepAR courses are led by Kaplan Test Prep, and the program is designed to help students become competitive medical school applicants while reducing the financial constraint that is often experienced by aspiring physicians.

Space is limited, and those interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications are available at

“The process of applying to medical school and securing admission is a tedious one that can be expensive,” said Brent Owens, Ed. D., NYITCOM at A-State director of pipeline programs and regional recruitment. “We’re excited to offer this program that will help make these students stronger candidates for medical school.”

Almost all U.S. medical schools, including NYITCOM, require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores.

For more information on the PrepAR program, contact NYITCOM at A-State at 870-680-8831 or email

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