Ten Strategies to Avoid Burnout While Preparing for the MCAT

I received a question from a reader about how to handle burnout when preparing for the MCAT. How does one maintain stamina while studying for this important exam? I would like to share with you my tips on what helped me get through those months of preparation. There were certainly moments when I felt exhaustedContinue reading “Ten Strategies to Avoid Burnout While Preparing for the MCAT”

How to Achieve Success on the MCAT…Lessons Learned from Two Retakes

A few weeks ago, a reader asked me for some tips to prepare for the MCAT. I would be happy to share the techniques I used and in particular what I learned from having sat it 3 times over a period of 10 years! I didn’t feel my scores on the first two attempts wereContinue reading “How to Achieve Success on the MCAT…Lessons Learned from Two Retakes”

Exam Results Are In…The MCAT Has Been Conquered!

The MCAT is an exam that many aspiring doctors have to take in in order to apply to medical school. It is a brutal, almost 7-hour long exam that requires months of preparation and studying. I sat the exam on August 5th and after weeks of waiting for my MCAT results, my scores finally cameContinue reading “Exam Results Are In…The MCAT Has Been Conquered!”

Conquering the MCAT…and Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Today, I received the very sad news that one of my beloved uncles from Scotland (my mother’s brother) has passed away following a period of illness. I am trying to process the news and come to terms with it. I spoke to my mum in Kenya and one of my brothers in the States andContinue reading “Conquering the MCAT…and Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One”