Figured that it was time for an update on the MCAT. I’m about two weeks behind, but my confidence level has changed quite a bit. I don’t feel as desperate as I did a couple of weeks ago. I really wanted to spend weekends reviewing the previous weeks material, but at the rate it’s taking to get through the material, I just don’t have time to get all the practice problems done and reviewed while still having time to re-read through all the material. Hopefully, this won’t have a negative impact on my retention.
At this point, I’ve largely given up trying to keep the schedule I’d set previously. I was intending to start doing practice exams after content review was finished in early August, but it looks like I’ll probably finish up doing content review in parallel with some of the practice exams. Not really what I was hoping for, but as long as I get all the practice exams done and reviewed, it should be sufficient. I hope.
My test date is September 10 and I’ll start doing AAMC full-length exams by the first week in August. There are 8 FL exams available from AAMC and I intend to work and review all of them prior to my test date. As I’ve posted earlier, my target score is a 35. If my FL scores aren’t within a point or two of that, I’ll strongly consider postponing. Unfortunately, postponing my test day would very likely push back my application another year, since this is the last time the MCAT is given this year. For some reason, I keep feeling like if I don’t score in the mid-30s I have no chance of getting into medical school.