I plan on taking my MCAT on may 31st and I have been slowly studying while being studying for classes, but am gonna ramp it up a lot for april, and then in may I have no obligations so I can devote almost all of my day. However, I also have to finish writing my personal statement which I am only halfway through my draft. I personally was not stressed because based on my study habits I thought 2 months would be enough for the mcat and is what I can do, but everyone around me who has been accepted to a medical school said they took 6 months to prepare and 3 months for their personal statement. Granted they took their mcat during the school year. It makes me feel like i'm already so behind and since I didn't prepare far in advance I will not get in this cycle. To give an idea of where I stand right now my gpa is 3.76 , 150 hours hospital volunteering, ~ 90 hours of shadowing in rheumatology, anethesiology, and pathology, ~100 hours of non clinical volunteering. I TA for O chem and tutor multiple subjects (3 semesters). Have 300 hours of research experience related to my major, and ~ 50 hours of volunteering with a lot of patient contact. Does anyone have words of encouragement/ advice or even success stories of following what they think is right for them?