- Nov 11, 2020
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I need honest advice. I am a junior in college graduating in 2022 and planning on going to medical school. I changed my major after my freshman year, so I am a year behind on prerequisites for the MCAT. My first hope would be to attend medical school right out of undergrad, so I would start fall 2022. With this I know I need to take the MCAT at the very latest in the start of June. However, I just don't know if that's reasonable. I am currently in organic chemistry 1 and signed up for org 2 next semester, and I haven't even taken biochemistry. I talked to some people who taught themselves what they needed to know about biochem for the MCAT and still did well. How reasonable is this to do? Would I be able to start studying for the MCAT while teaching myself biochemistry? Can I start studying for the MCAT while taking the rest of the prerequisites? Is it reasonable to expect to only take the MCAT once, or do most people plan on taking it twice? I'm a good test taker, and a good student with a 4.0 in the classes I have taken (including an A in org 1). I don't really have anyone to ask and I don't really know where to go next or what to do. If anyone has experience in this or could give honest advice that isn't just the "expected" way to take the MCAT, that would be sooo appreciated.