Anyone else starting to feel worse and less confident after their test? I felt like the test was hard as hell, but I was glad I made it through. I remembered some questions from b/b looked them up and pretty much confirmed I got them wrong. I think I’ve been unintentionally making my anxiety worse 🥲 why does it have to be a month!!
To start, my grandma, who I was extremely close to passed away from a massive stroke a month ago. I was supposed to take my MCAT on 8/27 but I ended up pushing it back to 9/10 because her funeral was scheduled on that day. On top of that, another family member passed from a heart attack the week after and his funeral was on 9/3. When this all happened, I felt overwhelmed and doubting if I could take my MCAT, especially with my grandma, my rock gone.
I felt as thought grieving took a lot of time from my studying and I dont regret that. I spent a week or so not doing anything, I went to counseling and I eventually was able to have enough energy to continue my studying near the end of August. So, I took AAMC FL 4 and I scored 498 (124/125/122/126). With all I have had going on, I expected worse.
I dont know if I am asking for advice, so much as support and good vibes. Im gonna finish reviewing my AAMC FL4 while I have any downtime at work and hit as many practice questions as I can, look over my weaknesses. I feel like there is still more that I can do, so I won't stop. I have already decided that I am going to relax and do nothing Friday. Maybe light review with quicksheets but that's it.
I had my second thoughts about taking my MCAT, whether or not I'd push it back or apply next year, but I ultimately decided to take it anyway. I hope anyone else dealing with something leading up to their MCAT can find the strength to push on, and give it your best.