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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Medical School Admissions: Before the MCAT

Two nights before the test:
·      Get a full eight hours of sleep. 
·      Sleep experts have shown that the “night before the night before” is the most critical night of sleep to ensure highest performance on exams.

The day before the test:
·      Do NOT study! You have done enough already and one day is not going to make or break you. Take the day off and try to relax. Rest your mind.
·      Review how to get to the exam site.
·      Pack snacks and a bag lunch.
·      Get to sleep early.

The morning of the test;
  • Do your normal morning routine. 
  • Ensure you have a valid ID containing both a signature and photo (passport or driver’s license). An expired ID will NOT be considered valid.
  • Wear layers in case the test center is hotter or colder than you like. 
  • Arrive at the test center 30 minutes before your appointment time. 
  • A locker will be provided to place your personal items. 
  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to choose your computer. 
  • Noise-reducing headsets/earplugs will be made available by the test center to help you concentrate.

For step-by-step advice on how to get into medical school and more MCAT tips, check out The Medical School Admissions Guide: A Harvard MD’s Week-by-Week Admissions Handbook. If you’d like to communicate directly with Dr. Miller, medical school admissions expert, please email or call 415.939.5251.

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