Because of Covid, I've been a bit shaky about my original plan of attending med school right after undergrad because I haven't been able to get the clinical experiences I've wanted. As such, I've been thinking about taking a gap year and spending it volunteering at a hospital or something. However, I also don't want to completely abandon the potential plan of still being able to go straight into med school, so i feel like i should start studying for mcat-just in case. BUT i also filled up my summer with research, so I don't know if I'd even have time for mcat. How do people who don't take a gap year end up studying for the mcat, in addition to maintaining everything else, i feel like everything is under such a time crunch. Essentially, there's a lot of uncertainty going on and i'm obviously not too set on any one plan yet. Any thoughts? I'd love to hear them.