Ken Tao PhD Director of MCAT | MedSchoolCoach

Ken Tao PhDDirector of MCAT

Dr. Ken Tao, an alumnus of UC Berkeley and Harvard University, boasts degrees in Bioengineering, Molecular and Cell Biology, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. As the Director of MCAT for MedSchoolCoach, he is recognized for exceptional MCAT tutoring skills, leadership of a top-tier tutoring team, and an extraordinary record in student score improvement.

Ken Tao, Director of MCAT, MedSchoolCoach

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As the Director of MCAT for MedSchoolCoach, Dr. Ken Tao has emerged as a prominent figure in the realm of medical test preparation. His profound academic journey started at the University of California, Berkeley, where he dual majored, securing a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology. His outstanding scholarly achievements led to his induction into the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi societies. He also earned the Jeffrey A. Winer Memorial Prize, an esteemed accolade given to the top graduating senior in the neurobiology emphasis of the Molecular and Cell Biology major.

Further enriching his academic credentials, Dr. Tao acquired a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University, with his scholarly contributions finding a place in prominent journals such as Neuron and Nature Metabolism. His reputation as an exceptional MCAT mentor is nationally recognized, given his vast experience working with thousands of undergraduate students as a graduate teaching assistant, adjunct faculty member, and MCAT instructor/tutor at the Princeton Review and MedSchoolCoach. His stellar record at the Princeton Review saw him as the only tutor certified in all subjects, one of their top-rated MCAT tutors, and a teacher trainer for their MCAT division. Dr. Tao’s extensive teaching experience exceeding 10,000 hours, along with the valuable content he has written for a multitude of MCAT books and guides, underscores his dedication and proficiency. This is further evidenced by the remarkable MCAT scores his students attain, many of whom have scored 40+ on the old exam and 520+ on the current exam.


Undergraduate: BS and BA - University of California, Berkeley
Graduate: PhD - Harvard University


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