Part 2: Study Plan

As previously stated in Part 1: Logistics of the MCAT series, taking the MCAT can be compared to running a marathon. It looks different for everyone, but a TON of work and effort goes into successfully crushing it. I know there are many resources out there regarding studying for the MCAT. I created this article specifically because I always get asked how I studied for the MCAT. These are just items that worked for me and what didn’t work for me. Continue reading

Part 1: Logistics

This time last year I was just a few days out from taking one of the hardest tests I have ever had to take: the dreaded MCAT. I created this series to make you feel more comfortable about taking the MCAT, but also provide you with tools I wish I knew while studying for it the first time. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is one of the factors used by medical schools to compare prospective students. Continue reading

The Beginning

Picking a Major

I’m going to come out and say it: there is no perfect major that will make the medical school admissions committee choose you. Pick your major based on your interests. If you’re interested in studying how overpopulation has impacted food supply in certain countries, choose public health. If you’re interested in the role of RNAse in Arabidopsis plants, choose biochemistry. If you’re interested in studying Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, choose sociology or psychology. You get the point. Continue reading