The First Semester of Medical School is Done!

My first semester of medical school is officially done! It has been even better than I imagined. There is no doubt that medical school is tough and demanding. However, the opportunity to work with passionate physicians, professors, students and patients has challenged me and kept me motivated. Highlights of the first semester of medical school: Fascinating material:Continue reading “The First Semester of Medical School is Done!”

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”

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”

Three Mnemonics You Need to Know for the MCAT

The MCAT can be a daunting exam. With the new version of the MCAT now almost double the length of the previous version, and with new topics to study, you may wonder how to get through the mountain of information with your sanity intact. There is plenty of useful information online on how to prepareContinue reading “Three Mnemonics You Need to Know for the MCAT”