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- Oct 27, 2013
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Due to the pandemic summer plans have been halted. I was wondering if preparing for the MCAT would be a good idea to take advantage of the "dead" summer. I've completed every nearly pre-req besides Biochem/Physics II, but have self-studied Biochem during the year via Principles of Biochem + the EdX program. Taking one of Alitus' COVID timed exams, I scored a 512, which I think could be improved if I studied further.
I know there's an expiration date for the test (2 - 3 years) and I'll probably apply at the end of my junior year. Is this a good idea -- will med schools 2 years later accept the COVID version? Any advice or input would be greatly appreciated
I'm a little confused by your post. Stating freshman year implies first year. How do you have bio 1/2, chem 1/2, and orgo 1/2 already unless they were taken during high school or something? Having that many credits plus the possibility of even 2-4 other courses having been taken would effectively make you a sophomore by credits. It's just not clarified to just wanting to have a better understanding of where you are.
As long as you have a score that is valid before an individual school's expiration date, then you'll be fine.
However, medical school is competitive for everyone. There is no guarantee you get in. If you're not even planning to apply for presumably 2 more years, I'd suggest waiting until you're at least closer to build in that buffer just in case as you're not pressed for time now.
Your plan to study this summer would be a good one if you plan to take it this fall or winter. If you plan to take it after that, then I feel it would be too early to start as you may burn out from studying for so long and constant on top of school work.