I officially signed up for the MCAT!
May 31, 2014, @ 1PM
Helpful hints for signing up?
Use Mozilla or Safari, not Chrome! Then go here:
Look at the right column, and there’s a link to “Register for the MCAT exam.”
It costs $275.
Proceed to freak out a little.
I’ve given myself 5 months to study for the test. I’ll start in January. I want to do a full length practice every Saturday starting at the end of March. I’m committing to at least 2 hours during the weekday, and 4 hours on weekends NOT including a practice test. I’ll give myself a complete day off every 2 weeks.
I am trying to give myself a really light and flexible load next semester.
VPHY 3100 (3creds)
STAT 2001H (4creds)
BCMB 4690H (4creds) — a little nervous about the time research will take, but I’m sure it’ll be worth it. A good LoR, good experience, and I’m SO excited to work with my Human Biochem prof!!!
PE (1 cred) – hopefully a ropes course that meets 1x/ week
3 hrs/wk – hospital
5 hrs/wk – tutoring (keeps me fresh on Ochem!)
1.5 hrs/wk at Learning Ally
1 hr/ wk – Book club
1 hr/month – Student Board for the PSC
I have way too many practice books, thanks to 2 lovely friends who gave me stacks of theirs. I’m going to start with ExamKrackers question books. I’ll try to supplement with various kaplan/ princeton/berkley reviews, but I think it’s best for me to just practice. Maybe I need review for Gen Chem and Physics. Ugh physics.
A great source is physicsforums.com. I always get my questions answered within a day!
As for hobbies and having a life and friends, they’ve all got to go.
I’ve heard that’s the best way to ensure burnout. Don’t do it. Not even once.