Rafae Alam - MedSchoolCoach

Rafae Alam

Rafae Alam - MCAT tutor
Rafae scored a 527 on his MCAT and has years of experience working with students from a variety of backgrounds.

Coach's bio

Rafae graduated from Duke University in 2019 with majors in Chemistry and International Comparative Studies. He has experience teaching and mentoring students at home in the United States and abroad in Lebanon, Palestine, and France. He enjoys getting to know each individual student he works with so that he can help them leverage their individual strengths and overcome their challenges.

With regards to MCAT preparation, this entails working with the student to understand not only their strengths and weaknesses regarding MCAT content and strategies, but also their general approach and mindset regarding test preparation. In this way, he hopes to help each student not only achieve their target MCAT score, but also develop healthy and productive habits that will serve them well as they prepare for further exams throughout their medical career.

Student Reviews

I was actually hesitant when I first used MedSchoolCoach; it was a lot of money and I wasn't sure how much help I really needed. I am so glad that I ended up using their services! My advisor was phenomenal and helped me navigate the shipwreck that is medical school admissions even in the most challenging of times. The advice, edits, and support that I received though med school coach undoubtedly aided in my success to attend my top choice allopathic program in the fall.


Undergraduate: Duke University


MCAT CARS: 132 (99th)
MCAT Bio/Biochem: 132 (99th)
MCAT Psych/Soc: 132 (99th)
MCAT Chem/Phys: 131 (99th)
MCAT Total: 527 (99th)

Fun Fact

Rafae enjoys rock-climbing and mountain-biking!

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