Sunday, May 25, 2008

MCAT 001: Timing problems

While perusing The Student Doctor Network, I came upon a disenchanting realization. I have no idea what I'm doing.

(But surely Jess, you must have some idea as to which circle of hell you've gallantly thrown yourself into!) Uh, no, no I don't.

I was under the misconception that as soon as I returned home in May 2009, I would have enough time to prep for the MCAT, die after take the MCAT, apply to med school and blah blah blah. Well, apparently (as always) I was mistaken.

The application process for medical school begins June 1st. And you know that awful, awful saying "the early bird gets the worm?" It is an apt saying about the medical school application process. Hell, it's not even about being early. It's more like throw yourself at the first school that will even pretend to listen and we're off!

The race to medical school is on!

Back to what I was saying, I may have to start prepping for the MCAT while I'm here (studying my ass off). School + MCAT prep (at the same time) = Jessica. Dead.

Okay, okay, enough dramatics.

Here are the facts: 75% of medical schools are rolling admissions. If I take the MCAT prep course over the summer, I would take the test in September. Scores come out up to 30 days after the test. Therefore, I'm pretty much going to the be last bird up or last person hobbling to the finish line, whichever metaphor you prefer.

Oh, and who the hell told Kaplan it was okay to charge $1849 for a prep course? Hmm? I would really like to know.



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Ok, first off, go to borders and buy the MCAT books. Even if you don't want to spend the money for the course, the books can only help you. Second, practice tests. The praises of practice tests cannot be sung enough.
Ever thought about being a writer? Cuz your blog is awesome.
Oh, and at the end of June, I'm going to be driving to CA. I will be spending lots and lots and LOTS of time in the car being driven crazy by mom, so call me if you need to rant/cry/rage/ramble/talk. Or, you know, call for no reason at all!

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I feel your pain on the prep course front, this is what I went through for the LSAT and it sucked! bad. but I have faith that you'll do just fine, because even though you don't think it, I know you're brilliant.