study schedule

  1. jg2021

    What is the best way to prepare a sufficient MCAT study schedule/where to start?

    I am entering my second semester of my junior year and am taking 13 credits, planning on taking the MCAT in May or June (have not scheduled it yet). I am taking biochem (which I am retaking from my first semester because I know I can get a better grade + I think it will better prepare me for...
  2. L

    Seeking advice on MCAT Study Plan (52 days out)

    Hello All, I am 52 days out from my MCAT (May 24th test date) and am looking for some advice as to the most effective study schedule. I will have ~10hrs available each day to dedicate towards studying. The resources I am using are: Kaplan books, U-world, 6 next step practice exams, AAMC...
  3. S

    Overwhelmed: help figuring out where to start

    I've started and stopped multiple attempts at a MCAT study schedule and am having a hard time figuring out what will be best for me. I'm a non-trad who has been out of school for quite some time to take care of a disabled family member. I tried Kaplan's online course and had trouble keeping up...
  4. B

    USMLE Optimizing studying for Step 2 CK while working?

    Hello and Happy New Year, For all those that had a significant time commitment (research, fellowship, service project, etc) that took up a lot of time during the day (4-8 hours+) and still managed to ace Step 2 CK, how did you prepare for the exam schedule-wise? I can imagine you will need more...
  5. D

    USMLE I got a 260 on Step 1 AMA

    This is a bit late, but it's just in time for M2s to consider now that second year is started/starting. Upon initially reading my study method, you may think it's complicated. I promise when you think about it, it's actually a very simple method that is MUCH more straightforward than many that...
  6. J

    Confused about the whole process and need advice on when I should take the MCAT/start studying

    Hey guys, so I know the general advice for MCAT studying is that its never too early but I'm a bit confused about when I should take the test because I haven't taken physics or biochem yet and i'm going to be a junior in the fall. So far I have taken biology, general/organic chem, and...
  7. ancoraimparo

    MD STEP 1 before MS2?? MPH/MHA instead?

    Hello. I am a med student that has to take a medical leave between MS1 and MS2 for treatment. I also have to remediate anatomy - either this fall or next summer. I applied to and got admitted to an MPH program and a Master's in Healthcare administration program - both start next month and can...
  8. walrus99

    WHEN TO START STUDYING FOR MCAT

    Hi everyone! I registered for my MCAT exam on September 19th. I'll be taking The Princeton Review Ultimate MCAT course M-F, 3 hours each day. from June 25th-August 15th. All 9 of the PR books have just been delivered to me and I feel antsy to start studying for the MCAT now. The thing is I...
  9. Purple_SEA11

    Studying Advice for MCAT

    I'm looking for some advice on the MCAT. I plan on taking it 2018 in March or April (this is not set in stone). I originally started to prepare for the MCAT in July but I wasn't seeing any progress in my FL scores ( I was getting 491~495 :( I know that's bad). I got discouraged so I took a...
  10. M

    6 month Study Plan MCAT

    Hi Everyone!! I'm looking for a 6 month MCAT study plan using TPR and AAMC materials mainly. I plan on taking the MCAT in May and I'm going to start studying in November, giving me six months. If anyone has a plan they would like to share I would really appreciate it. Any tips will help too...
  11. B

    Help Please!! - Study Methods

    Hey Guys, I am a first year medical student and I just started my fourth week of medical school. The curriculum just changed this year where we have weekly take home timed quizzes that we can take anytime Friday through Sunday at noon. Even though it is my fourth week, I am still at odds on the...
  12. P

    DAT Study Schedule During Summer Class?

    Hey I am taking BioChemistry this summer starting next week. The class is 5 days a week 11-2pm and goes till the week of July 17th. I'm planning on taking the DAT September 11th. I was wondering if anyone here would know a decent ratio of time spent on this course vs time spent studying for...
  13. G

    One month out from the MCAT- Study plan and Practice Tests?

    I am officially one month out from my MCAT and I'm feeling the normal mix of relatively ok with what I've covered but also completely nervous because...well...MCAT. I'm on week 8 of a 10-week ExamKrackers study plan that I love and am doing well following. I've taken three PR practice exams...
  14. D

    DAT Study Schedule, One month suggestions?

    Hi everyone! Taking my DAT for a second time in about 35 days. Was wondering your input on this study schedule. Materials: DAT Destroyer Chad's Videos Cliff's AP Bio DAT Bootcamp DAY 1 sample: Read Cliff’s AP biology chapter 1 (Chemistry) and chapter 2 (Cells) as well as the...
  15. J

    DAT retake study schedule/material 2017 need help!

    Hey everyone I am retaking the DAT for the 3rd time. I'm not improving as much as i want to and i was wondering maybe if i changed my study schedule or got different materials it could help? I used Chads videos for Chem and Ochem. Crack the dat pat. And half heartedly used DAT destroyer. Briefly...
  16. R

    Princeton Review Study Schedule

    Hello everyone! I was browsing the forums and I came across a syllabus/proposed study schedule that TPR releases for students who take their classes. Unfortunately, the assigned readings (for biology and biochemistry) no longer match up with the 3rd edition of the books I own. I'm assuming that...
  17. owlsandturtles

    **Official August 2017 MCAT Thread**

    I haven't seen a thread for August yet so I thought I'd start one! How is everyone's study schedule looking?
  18. F

    Advice needed on my DAT study schedule

    Hey guys, I really need some input on my DAT re-take study schedule. The first time I took it, I scored pretty low on the QR and PAT section and did well on the sciences and extremely well on the RC. I have 8 weeks until I have to retake it again. How should I go about my study schedule from...
  19. W

    Rescheduled Test & Rebooting- Advice?

    Hello! My DAT journey has been quite difficult, as it has been for many others here. I originally took the DAT in 2014 for the 15' cycle and did horrible on my DAT with a 14AA, 15TS, and 19PAT (I didn't study, but that's another story for another time). I graduated (3.2 overall and 3.2...
  20. stonefawkes

    SF MCAT 2017 4-Month Study Plan

    Attached is an MCAT study schedule I put together for myself because going into 2017 we know more about what is on the "new" MCAT and we have more study resources available. Here's the SF 4-month Study Plan--it goes from 12/17/16 to my MCAT Exam Day which is 4/22/17. Expected study time is 5-8...
  21. Champagne_Tap

    STEP II CK Prep before shelfs

    Just to clarify, I am in a unique position and hence, asking for some unique advice. Please read if you can spare the time: I'll have almost 6 months of time before starting my rotations in the summer. It's beyond my control, so I want to make use of the time fully. I just took STEP 1 (waiting...
  22. _NM_

    Working full-time and studying for MCAT?

    Hey! I just wanted to know if anyone else is or will be studying for the MCAT and working full time? I'm having trouble deciding how many months will be sufficient. I started studying for CARS this summer (the first time I took the MCAT, verbal did not go so well), but have yet to start...
  23. S

    Step 1 Study Schedule

    I'm starting MS2 and would like to create a study plan for step 1. I will be in MS2 classes until mid May. My school only gives around 5 weeks to study, but I will start in January. Does anyone have a sample study schedule? Most people say to limit your resources and stick with First Aid...
  24. K

    TL;DR Easy 4 week DAT Study Schedule

    might as well do this since I was looking for a short, concise schedule to study for the DAT but they were all so lengthy and complicated so i had to make my own. made 23 bio, 23 genchem, 24 orgo, 27 reading, 30 QR, 23 PAT, and 23 TS 25 AA in case ya'll dont believe my study sched worked :< I...
  25. D

    Kaplan 10-week study schedule

    Hey all -- Hoping to hear from anyone who may have done (or is doing!) a 10 or so week, full time MCAT study prep that uses Kaplan. I'm planning to take a Kaplan course for the first 8 weeks of the study schedule, but am struggling with how to plan the studying outside of the class itself...
  26. SwimmingSurg20

    What is your typical study plan?

    Here's my ideal study plan: 1) Wake up and go through flashcards (anki and trying to incorporate firecracker as well) 2) Preview lectures for the day 3) Watch lectures and make flashcards on anki (cloze deletions: just like taking notes, but you can block out specific words or phrases to quiz...