“If you are finding yourself with trouble studying or focusing due to the state of the world, or due to changing circumstances in your own household, remember that a delay in this test or in any part of your application is not the end of the world. You need to focus on your health and well-being first so that you have the ability to keep pushing through this marathon of a process (and I don’t just mean the application to medical school—there’s a whole bunch to do once you get there as well!) Dive into meditation, exercise, and staying in contact with your friends and family. The MCAT, the application, and your dreams of being a physician will still be there when this is all over, so priority #1 is making sure that you are able to jump back into all of this when that time comes.”
Elisabeth Fassas is a medical student and author of Making Pre-Med Count: Everything I Wish I’d Known Before (Successfully) Applying to Medical School.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “COVID-19 and the MCAT: What should premedical students do?”
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