I'm currently a freshman and I'm completely ignorant about the MCAT. Can someone please tell me when the ideal time to study for and take the MCAT is? Should you do anything special in selecting your courses (like reducing units) for the semester you will be taking the MCAT? On top of that, what method is said to work best: self-study or classroom course (like the Princeton Review)? I know this is a really broad questions and it probably was answered many times on these forums, but I can't seem to find one concentrated thread about this. Sorry about the long post.