Ten Tips to Be at Your Best on MCAT Exam Day

You’ve studied. You’ve given it your best. And now exam day is nearly here. I would like to share with you some tips that helped me to be at my best in the lead up to the MCAT and finally on the day of the exam itself. Start getting to bed early and slow downContinue reading “Ten Tips to Be at Your Best on MCAT Exam Day”

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!”

If At First You Don’t Succeed…Try Again With the Right Attitude!

When I applied to one local medical school in 2012, I remember the process being quite harrowing. I felt enormous pressure to succeed and I didn’t want to disappoint or let anyone down. The days seemed to crawl by as I waited for months to find out if I would be invited for an interview.Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed…Try Again With the Right Attitude!”

The MCAT is Officially Done!

I am excited and very relieved that the MCAT is finally over! The day went smoothly. Even though it was very early when I left the house, it was already bright and sunny. Hubby and the kids were sleeping peacefully upstairs. There was no traffic and I found parking with ease. We were a smallContinue reading “The MCAT is Officially Done!”

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”

Don’t Be Intimidated!…You are Unique!

When pursuing something challenging, there may be days when you feel intimidated, unsure or doubtful. On days like this, I like to remind myself that we each have something valuable to bring to the table. We don’t necessarily have to be in the news or center-stage to have a positive impact on those around us.Continue reading “Don’t Be Intimidated!…You are Unique!”

Mother-daughter Bonding Time and Medical School Applications Begin!

Today was a lovely sunny day spending some one-on-one time with my daughter Naomi. It’s rare that I have just one kid with me at a time! She had her 18-month doctor’s check up and she is developing beautifully! Her language development is apparently at the level of a 2-year old so that’s great! ThisContinue reading “Mother-daughter Bonding Time and Medical School Applications Begin!”

How to Put What You Learn into Long Term Memory

Have you ever felt frustrated when you try to commit something to memory but you just can’t seem to remember it after a few days or weeks? Have you ever read a topic over and over only to find that it has disappeared from your mind when you try to recall it? If you’ve beenContinue reading “How to Put What You Learn into Long Term Memory”