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Creating a balance between working full time and MCAT studying

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by ThatNerdyKid, 05.18.14.

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  1. ThatNerdyKid

    ThatNerdyKid

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    I recently started working full time as an intraoperative neuromonitoring technologist in the OR which has stalled my attempts to study for the MCAT. Some days my job requires me to drive to different hospitals to assist with 10-12 hour surgeries. The drive is always around 1 and a half hours, making those days last from 4am-9pm(ish). I know the job is an excellent experience and will build my application tremendously, but I have neglected studying for the MCAT.

    Does anyone have any advice on how to balance studying for the MCAT, working full time, getting enough sleep, and maintaining a social life? I'm looking at taking the MCAT in the fall to apply for next year's cycle.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

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    You got to budget your time by making the necessary sacrifices to what you do now. You can't do everything. Sounds to me you're gonna have to sacrifice your social life for a summer (BOO-HOO in the long run) and or cut back on the hours if you are able to. This is not a suggestion, this is a must.
     
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    ThatNerdyKid

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    Do you have any tips on staying focused?
     

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