SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I was planning on studying the whole summer and taking the MCAT in September. I recently was approached by a sibling who is well aware of the process of studying for the MCAT and he was saying that one must spend at least 5 months on the preparation. He mentioned that studying for the MCAT is like preparing for the marathon, one must spend months training for it. He eventually suggested I should postpone it until next year and start studying now and keep reviewing, reviewing, reviewing... I honestly thought that 3-months of hardcore studying would be suffice. I'm an avid user of this forum (even though I just created a username =P), and I've ran into some threads about 'time spent studying' but I wanted clear opinions. Thanks in advance! EDIT: I have taken all the required courses and I will be taking a mediocre course load both in the Fall and 2011 Winter.