A Guide To Taking MCAT…Overseas (My Experience in Taking the MCAT in KL Malaysia)

When I decided to go ahead to book my MCAT exams, it was in the last of my worries that there would be a situation of full house! It had been around May when I logged onto the AAMC website, and I already couldn’t book any slots for the month of August or September because they were all full at my local exam site. Didn’t know the exam was so popular…I mean yes, there were slots for May or June, but I wasn’t going to do myself a disservice by signing up for an exam that is scheduled in the next two weeks! I had graduated from university for a year now, at that point. MCAT in 2 weeks? That’s a no no.

My mouse cursor strayed over to the exam sites in other countries, and that was when I thought, this may be an opportunity for a holiday too!

After contemplating for awhile, I decided to go ahead to sign up for the exam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Read More »

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8 Things You Can Do While Waiting for the Start of Medical School

The wait for med school to start can be hard! At the time of writing, it is still a long 6 months away for me. So I thought I’d come up with a list of things to do to distract myself from my day job the arduous and long wait.

  1. Making sure that you’ve got all the admin in order

    For those of us who are moving to another country to pursue our doctor dreams, this is THE FIRST thing to settle before even thinking about anything else. Even for domestic students, this can be a headache with all the necessary health checks, police checks, vaccinations etc etc and the list goes on! Read through your offer letter carefully to make sure that you do not miss out any important detail. Read More »

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Hello World

Okay I lied.

I’m not exactly an MD student yet, but I’m going to be one in about 6 months’ time! So so so so incredibly excited to be finally be attaining my med school dreams. So excited that I’m gonna write about it starting now, 6 months before the start of medical school.

One of the reasons why I’m doing this is also because, I couldn’t really find much information for the international student who’s about to move to Australia (Adelaide, to be specific) for 4 years.

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