How early should you study for the MCAT?
School hasn't started for me yet so I'm currently an upcoming senior and I know I want to go to medical school, does it make sense to start studying this early? I've been studying some of the topics that the MCAT covers so should I even attempt to study from actual resources like practice books?
P.S. Check out AAMC.org and Khan academy, they give great advice for what the MCAT is, in addition AAMC.org is where you begin your application to medical school and there's a ton of information for premed students!
Best of luck!
It's never too early to study or to take a practice exam to see where you're at. A higher MCAT score allows more doors of opportunity to remain open and greater scholarship opportunities to present. A good rule of thumb is to review material completely 3 times for subject mastery. Good luck!
Jessica recommends the following next steps:
- Take a practice exam for the MCAT
- Note your weak areas and spend extra time studying those areas without neglecting appropriate time to your stronger areas
- Repeat this cycle every few weeks to months. It's a good way to try different study strategies and to figure out which study method is ACTUALLY working to improve your score based on how YOU learn