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Succeeding at the MCAT: Rejecting Fears of Failure

Teddy_Roosevelt_portraitI am going to interrupt our regularly scheduled blog post to talk about something that makes pre-meds queasy. No, not a subject, I’ll save Organic Chemistry talks for later. I’m talking about failure. Yes, I said it FAILURE. Over the years students come to me and say, “This is too hard”, “I don’t want to take the MCAT anymore”, or my favorite “my parents want me to be a doctor so bad”.  The fear of failure runs rampant through the pre-med world but it becomes taboo and no one wants to talk about. Whether in fear of seeming weak, or …

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