April 25, 2013

Something Is Better Than Nothing

It’s one of those days. I am exhausted. My body hurts because I’m so tired. My brain is full. I can’t concentrate and my to-do list is decidedly too long to even contemplate.

With the full schedule of a pre-med student (taking classes, volunteering, studying for the MCAT , working, shadowing and applying to medical school), I have a lot of experience “powering through” and “playing through the pain.” I have made it through the toughness of finals week with mono and the absurdity of finishing a half marathon on a broken foot.  But, there are just some days where …

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March 11, 2013

MCAT Motivation- Tips to Help You Study

Monday can be the day where it is hardest to find motivation.  With so many MCAT test dates coming up I thought it would be important to talk about something often overlooked by the majority of students. When a student comes to me and says their scores are not increasing and they just simply can’t find enough time to study I often respond with one simple question, “How motivated are you feeling right now?”  The answers I get would astonish you. Many students regularly say that they feel terrible and it is painful even to drag themselves to the library …

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