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Hi there! My name is Kat and I’m Magoosh’s MCAT expert. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious about the MCAT - you are not alone!

Many students have shared with me that they are feeling really anxious about the MCAT, med school applications, and all the other stresses that come with being a pre-med. Because of this, I put together this guide for reducing your MCAT anxiety. I hope you find it helpful!

To get started, I recommend watching this video: mindfulness-for-premeds

Mindfulness

One of my colleagues, Chris, has extensive experience teaching mindfulness. In this section, Chris will guide you through some important mindfulness strategies.
  • Breathing to Anchor
  • Body Scanning
  • The Wandering Mind
  • Mindful Conversations
  • Study What's On Your Mind

    If you’ve been feeling anxious and/or having trouble sleeping, it’s likely that you’re spending a lot of time thinking about this. My recommendation - study the things that you’ve been thinking about! This is the perfect time to really dig into some psychology content review focusing on topics like sleep, meditation, hypnosis, and mindfulness.
  • Meditation
  • Hypnosis
  • Sleep; Circadian Rhythm
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Staying Calm While Studying

    These two videos are designed to help you improve your study habits and reduce stress while you study.
  • How to Focus and Master Distractions
  • Stress-Reduction Techniques
  • Stick to a Plan

    One of the best ways to stay on track with your studies is to avoid moments where you're unsure what you should be doing. The best way to do this is to follow a study schedule that you can stick to. If you haven’t already, check out the day-by-day study plans on your Magoosh Dashboard. You can select a 1 month, 2 month, 3 month, or 6 month plan.
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    Got Questions?

    If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, our team of MCAT tutors is here to help - just email help@magoosh.com. Our MCAT tutors have extensive experience supporting pre-med students - and not just with technical questions about amino acids! They can also help you feel less overwhelmed, stay focused, and make the most of your study time.