Hello! I’m going to be a freshman at the University of Missouri in Columbia (i.e. Mizzou). I just want some insight on what to do to prepare for the MCAT. I’m SO hyped to SLAY all of my classes and I just want to know what I should be doing or even if I should be preparing for the MCAT at this stage in my college career.
Also, I would love any advice on general stuff like volunteering and research with respect to how much of these I should be doing per year, per month, ever summer, etc.
I would also like advice on how to shadow doctors if you don’t know any doctors. It seems that only people with connections get those positions and it is kind of frustrating.
Additionally, I am thinking about taking a job at my university hospital as a Patient Care Technician. It’s what my mom does and she has SOOO much interaction with patients and doctors alike and I was wondering if it would be smart to sort of expose myself this early in the game. I would also like to know if that would cushion my medical school application at all or if it’s just another random line on my resume that medical schools skim through and don’t pay any attention to.
I have an undying motivation to absolutely KILL it in college in terms of getting good grades, but I might be naive for saying that but what the hay? Thanks so much
Slap me with your knowledge.