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2-Month Study Plan: Procrastinator

Mina wants to apply to schools this cycle, even though she doesn’t have quite as much time as she would like to prepare for the MCAT. She plans to study for 2 months, 37.5 hours per week, as if it were a full time job, and to temporarily shut down her social life.  

For practice materials, Mina decides to purchase the following AAMC resources: the AAMC Official Guide to the MCAT plus Online Practice Questions, the Section Bank, and two Practice Tests (Total cost of FastPass Video Series, FastPass Study Guide & AAMC resources = $537.95).


Sample MedQuest FastPass Two-Month Study Plan (37.5 hours/week)

 (CP=chem/phys; BB=bio/biochem; PS=psych/soc)

Week Study Practice


Watch: FastPass Introduction and Strategy

CP: Physical properties of matter, Chemical dynamics
BB: Proteins
PS: The senses, the nervous system

AAMC MCAT Sample Question Guide: 12 Qs



Watch: FastPass Chemistry/Physics

CP: Electrochemistry and circuits
BB: Genes, Cell and organism reproduction
PS: Cognitive processes, behavior

AAMC Official Guide: 60 Qs


Watch: FastPass Biology/Biochemistry

CP: Light and sound
BB: Energy and metabolism
PS: Social processes, psychological change, social structure

MedQuest MCAT Practice Test


Watch: FastPass CARS and Psychology/Sociology

CP: Atoms and the periodic table, Solutions
BB: Cells and molecules
PS: The self, social thinking, Social interaction

AAMC Official Guide: 60 Qs



Watch: FastPass Test Day

CP: Classes of molecules
BB: Human systems
PS: Demographics, social inequality

AAMC Practice Test
and AAMC Section Bank:
100 Qs


CP and PS review week: Catch-up and revisit problem areas; re-watch videos

AAMC Section Bank: 100 Qs


BB and CARS review week: Catch-up and revisit problem areas; re-watch videos

AAMC Practice Test


Get ready week: Read over everything one last time, plan for test day, and manage stress

AAMC Section Bank: 100 Qs 



*The topics listed in the study plan (proteins, genes, etc.) each refer to sections of the MCAT FastPass Study Guide.