Sunday, May 23, 2010

MCAT: If Schrodinger Had One, It'd Be Dead

It's lovely summer and I'm stuck indoors all day in front of books and books and books. Primarily ebooks which sometimes makes it worse. Basically, I'm studying for the MCAT, the Medical College Admission Test for med school. Yes, it's a bit early coming out of sophomore year but I'd rather get it over with now than struggle with a boatload of Neuroscience and other classes on top of that.

It's a 5-hour exam testing everything from Physics (my weak link - didn't get much exposure during high school and certainly none during college), Organic and General Chemistry (a joke compared to what I have to deal with at WashU - can that be a hint of optimism?), Biology, Verbal Reasoning, and Writing. It's also on the computer so I better get used to staring and working in my head. It's going to be a tough journey.

I registered to test on August 5th and I better be ready by then! It costs $230 each time to torture yourself in front of a screen for half the day T__T I'm also not a morning person so I opted for the afternoon 1 PM slot.

I'm currently reviewing with ExamKrackers (all the ebooks) and 101 EK Verbal Reasoning passages. I plan on purchasing 1001 Physics questions from the series to buff up my nonexistent Physics skills and supplement with Princeton Review's AP Physics B book and Giancoli text. Whew. I even have a manga for this that draws all these phenomenon out in comic form. There's even Audio Osmosis for falling asleep. It follows me everywhere!

I don't think I'll end up taking a class because they're $2400 for the standard classroom blab and extra 5 million books. I don't think I have the time or car to do that also. I'm basically doing all that, but self study.

How do you get into the Carnegie Hall of med schools?
Practice problems, practice problems, practice problems.

Sorry to bore you with all this, but this is what my summer's going to be. I thought I was going to do research but I probably don't have time for that either. Bleh. The unfortunate point is, I'm going to be cutting off Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Chictopia, and also blogging. I know! : ( Currently my camera absolutely sucks. I secretly do want a DSLR but I have neither the money nor skill nor reason to buy one. I'm aiming for the Sony Cybershot HX5 at the end of summer so I can take nice photos. Right now my Kodak I don't even want to deal with. I did a look the other day with my new Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palettes and it was so nice and pigmented but my camera is crap and turned everything yellow and lined with magenta bar codes everywhere.
Ain't she a beaut?

I wish I could take pretty pictures of all my outfits I was going to wear and all the makeup looks I was going to do but unfortunately becoming a doctor is more pressing. I have a lifetime to dress pretty and take nice photos : ) 

I will see you lovelies soon~ Hope your summers are absolutely fantastic and feel free to write me comments! I get emails when you guys leave lovely notes and I'll try to reply. It really makes me sad, but spending hours photoshopping the yellow lighting crap out of my poor bathroom images won't fly. I will be back with big awesome pictures in August!


Ken May 24, 2010 at 1:16 AM   said...

u have to be a total nerd to get a good score on the mcat

Serenie S. May 24, 2010 at 1:21 AM   said...

LOL! My best friend needs those books. So we were at Borders and she said "MCAT books" (not hearing the M before the cat) I was like "I thought you don't like cats??" HAHAHAHA!!!! So fail.

That camera is puuurty.

s May 24, 2010 at 1:47 AM   said...

Awww I feel ya with the practice problems.. that's what I've been doing for the past year too :\ Although I've been slacking and I really should cut out all the social networking stuff too.. but I don't have willpower or discipline :(

And wow I didn't know you could photoshop the yellow out!!! I take most of my pics in my bathroom and it's got the worst yellow tinge >.<

♥Bunny♥ May 24, 2010 at 2:21 AM   said...

Good luck with all the MCAT!!
It's good that you are starting early!

Will be missing you blogging though :(

Sandra May 24, 2010 at 7:44 AM   said...

Looks like a great camera :)

Carla May 24, 2010 at 12:56 PM   said...

Good luck with the MCAT!
and btw nominated u for yet another blog award! =)

Steve May 24, 2010 at 5:53 PM   said...

Jia you, mei mei! I have faith in you, that you'll do great!

Sarah May 25, 2010 at 7:16 PM   said...

I'll miss your blog posts! Good luck on the MCAT, I'm aiming to go to medical school as well so I'll be taking that test eventually. Thanks for the supportive comments, they really mean a lot to me <3

Yuting May 28, 2010 at 9:40 PM   said...

MCAT practice sucks... so boring!!
but good luck!! I know you'll do GREAT!

<3 Ting

Anonymous July 9, 2010 at 1:29 AM   said...

Such a late comment... But good luck~~ FIGHT!
Math is actually my best subject (but it's not being tested.....DX)
I guess I should start studying next year (just finished 1st year)
I'm a new follower~

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