Just a little bit over halfway, with almost 7 weeks to go. The exam is actually six weeks from this coming Saturday.
First of all, thanks to everyone that has offered up encouraging words and all that. Even though I have no clue who any of you are, it helps out a ton, so thanks for your support.
I’m a little over halfway through all the content review that I wanted to get done. I’m starting the physiology topics today and will be probably start doing the AAMC practice exams in another couple of weeks. My review at this point is mostly reading the topics, figuring out concepts that I don’t understand as well as I would like, and then working the practice passages on those topics from the Berkeley Review. This seems to be working out relatively well, but I won’t know for another couple of weeks until I’ve done a couple of AAMC exams.
I have noticed that I’ve gotten a lot better at deducing answers which I don’t know. I worked 4 passages last night and there were probably 3-4 questions that I had no idea how to solve, but was able to get the answer from the passage or eliminate all the wrong answers and deduce the correct one. I feel dirty answering questions that way, but I know that it’s key to doing well on the MCAT.
Anyway, I’m holed up at my hotel in Las Vegas right now punctuating conference sessions with 1 hr long study sessions so that I don’t go too crazy. It’s something like 105 degrees here today, so hiding in my air conditioned hotel room feels pretty good. Also, there is a Whole Foods just down the street, so I’ve been eating pretty well the last couple of days. Grocery stores and good markets are the bee’s knees when you’re on the road.