So, how did the MCAT go?


It’s been such a build-up, I can hardly believe it’s over, and I’m sure that you want to hear all about it. Well, to quote the AAMC, “I agree that I will not discuss or disclose MCAT exam content orally, in writing on the Internet or through any other medium.”


To be honest, I’m not sure how I did. I don’t think I did as well on the Physical Sciences section as I did on the practice exams, but then, I did really well on those.

I felt like I did a solid job on the Verbal Reasoning and Biological Sciences though. The writing sample was a walk in the park, despite the fact that I had to type it all in QWERTY. Hooray for being a philosophy major!

I’m hoping that something statistically unlikely happens, and all my guesses are correct. A 45T would be an acceptable mark, I think. :) I’m not getting my hopes up. If I did well, then I will apply this year. If I didn’t then I’ll write the exam again and apply next year.

You’d think that I’d be able to relax now that the Big Day is over, but actually, I’ve got about a million things that I need to do, that I’ve been putting off because I had to prioritise studying. I’ve got to read a few chapters of Aristotle by tomorrow for the class I’m TA-ing, I’ve got some work that a client of mine has asked me to do on his site, I’ve got to do some reading/thinking/writing so that I have a good start on an outline of my thesis. There are errands that need to be run soon (laundry, groceries) and about 8 emails sitting in my inbox that need to be answered sometime.

On the upside, I don’t have any coursework!

Next step in my attempt to get into medical school: finish applications. I’ll start on that in a few days.

Update: I have been practicing typing with QWERTY all week, and now I can’t seem to type on either Dvorak or QWERTY. Thank you very much, MCAT!


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    journaltitle = {The Grey Literature},
    author = {Benjamin Gregory Carlisle},
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