If you’re planning to apply for medical school in the near future, it’s time to prepare to take the MCAT. According to the AAMC, physicians, residents, and medical educators advise taking it the calendar year before the year you plan to start med school.
That means if you plan to take the exam next year, you need to start studying MCAT test prep materials and schedule your test date for this year. Keep in mind that you may have to retake the test. Also, there is a limit of three attempts in any calendar year. So, plan accordingly.