Preparing For The MCAT: Tips For Premed Students

November 11, 2013

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Your MCAT scores are an important part of your medical school application. Scoring high in the MCAT will greatly increase your chances of getting admission into a medical school of your choice. With so much at stake, it is important that you are as prepared as you can be to take the test and ace it. But what if you are a premed student and the MCAT seems many light years away? Do you really need to start preparing for it so much in advance?

HospitalWorkExperienceStudents.jpg The truth is, there are several things you will have to do and several milestones to meet before applying to medical school. The MCAT is just one of these and the sooner you find out all you can about it, the better prepared you will be when the time comes for you to take the test.

Here are some tips to prepare for the MCAT if you are a premed student:

There Is No One Ideal Learning Methodology

As the fall semester commences, as a premed student, you should familiarize yourself with the MCAT content. The more you go through the material, the easier it will get for you to go through all the material as the exam date approaches. You are likely to hear a lot of advice on how to go about prepping for the MCAT. While all of it is undoubtedly good advice, it is important to realize that every person learns differently. The only way to be successful in any exam including the MCAT is to try and figure out what works best for you and go with that. Trying to fit into somebody else’s idea of what is the best study practice never really works in the long run.