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How Early Should You Start Studying for the MCATS?

NKaur92

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  1. Pre-Medical
    Going into my Junior Year of Undergrad, I have taken all the necessary classes for Med school, except for Physics. Which I will be taking this coming fall.

    I don't have the highest sGPA. I am hoping to take my MCATs hopefully next summer.

    What study approach should I use and how soon should I start studying for them?
     

    shaboobly

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    1. Pre-Medical
      Going into my Junior Year of Undergrad, I have taken all the necessary classes for Med school, except for Physics. Which I will be taking this coming fall.

      I don't have the highest sGPA. I am hoping to take my MCATs hopefully next summer.

      What study approach should I use and how soon should I start studying for them?

      i suggest you approach studying by reading and learning the science content, then answering mcat type questions. same way you study for any other test, read and learn the content, practice by using practice questions that will be similar to the test. as to when to begin, it honestly depends on how familiar you already are with your fundamentals.
       

      BABSstudent

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        Going into my Junior Year of Undergrad, I have taken all the necessary classes for Med school, except for Physics. Which I will be taking this coming fall.

        I don't have the highest sGPA. I am hoping to take my MCATs hopefully next summer.

        What study approach should I use and how soon should I start studying for them?

        First, quit saying MCATs. You sound like my mom who has no idea of how to apply to medical. It is MCAT. Nothing more, nothing less.

        Second, give yourself about three or more months to study for the test. I suggest taking it before you are ready to apply to give yourself some cushion time (if you need to retest, you can).
         
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