Preparing For The MCAT

MCAT QuestionsAllison Greco has kindly agreed to answer some of the top questions our community wants answered. Allison is a medical student in the class of 2013 and has a great passion for social media. You can read her awesome blog here, and follow her on twitter @grecoa3.

How did you personally prepare for the MCAT? Which methods did you find worked the best?

My MCAT story is a little convoluted. I ended up taking the test twice (which I would not recommend if you can avoid it)!

The first time around, I used a Kaplan course. It was very helpful, and kept me on track since I tended to procrastinate. The problem was, I also studied on my own, and (as I mentioned before) studying all day and night just doesn’t work for me. By the time my test rolled around, I was burnt out and my nerves drove me crazy. Needless to say I was not happy with my score.

The second time around I used Examkrackers, which was a little more condensed. I was much more relaxed about studying and took more time off. My score was amazingly improved.

Again, realize that you have to do what works best for you.

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