So, you have always wanted to be a doctor, or have only recently decided that becoming a doctor is what you want to do and are coming up to your MCAT review. This is something that you are going to spend a lot of time and effort on and isn’t something that you should try and just ignore. Luckily, there are some ways that you can make this process a little easier.
Get a tutor
Whether this is via an online course or is face-to-face, having a tutor who knows what they’re doing can be helpful with helping you prepare for your MCAT. They will be able to look at what you already know and what you’re not so sure of and will use this to try and tailor their content to you.
This will depend on what option you decide to go for. You may find a one on one tutor is better for you as they will be able to tailor the content of your learning directly towards you. This will be particularly helpful if there are certain areas of the MCAT that you are struggling with.
You may also decide that a one-on-one tutor isn’t best for you and that it may be in your best interests for you to attend group classes, which can either be online or face-to-face. This may be more beneficial if there isn’t a particular area you are struggling with, or if you prefer group learning to one-on-one learning.
Look for the best tutors
If you do decide on getting a tutor to help you with your MCAT prep, regardless of whether you have decided to do one-on-one learning or group learning, you are going to want to find the best tutor.
It’s best to look for a combination of the most recommended tutors and for ones that are best suited to helping you with your needs. It’s pointless in getting the most recommended tutor who is better at helping people in areas of the MCAT exam that you don’t need help with as that’s not going to benefit you in any way.
You’re not necessarily going to find the right tutor for you straight away and it may take time, but you will eventually find them and hopefully, they will help make this process a lot easier.
Do practice exams
Some people may find that doing practice exams is pointless as you are only learning the content that was in previous exams as opposed to the content that is going to be in your exam. However, whilst this may be somewhat true, doing practice exams isn’t necessarily about learning previous exam content, but is more about becoming more confident with the exam process.
Exams within themselves, regardless of the content, can be quite difficult as you must learn how to answer exam questions and how to answer them within a specific timeframe. If you cannot do this, it doesn’t matter how much of the content you know, but it may have an impact on your overall grade if you crumble under the pressure.