futureMD4294

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So I definitely messed up. I graduated this May from UGA and spent 2 months taking summer courses, traveling, and finding a hospital job. I landed a position in the OR! Now I am taking my MCAT on September 10th and applying to only Osteopathic schools. This gives me ONLY 6 WEEKS of MCAT prep from today. I have access to Kaplan material/ resources, EK book set, Khan, and some AAMC material. How should I schedule these 6 weeks? Should I only focus on one book set?? I know this MCAT prep is going to be like a full time job with over time, but I want to give it a shot this cycle. Worst case scenario, I just retake my MCAT next year and accept 2 gap years.

ANY ADVISE/ STUDY STRATEGY FOR THESE 6 WEEKS WOULD BE GREAT! :)
My Stats: Cum GPA: 3.65 , Science: 3.5 , Extra Curricular: Plenty, Med Exposure: plenty
 

aldol16

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If you must take the MCAT and apply this cycle, then the best use of your time would be to breeze through the content review (assuming you have a solid foundation) within 2 weeks and to focus the rest of the time on doing practice FLs and Khan Academy passages. If you don't have a solid science foundation, this will become very difficult very quickly. As you say, it's going to be busy - if you devote 3-4 hours a day to the content review and then block out time to do the FLs, it shouldn't be unmanageable - just very very tough.