Students prepare for the MCAT

first_imgNotre Dame pre-med students face a notoriously difficult schedule with academic and extracurricular activities, a stressful balancing act which reaches new heights when it comes time to take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT).  Junior biology and theology major Antoinette Pusateri said she will be one of the pre-med students taking the test this upcoming Saturday. Although she has faced a busy schedule because of the additional task of studying for the MCAT this semester, Pusateri said there are some positive results stemming from the experience of studying for the MCAT. “If anything, what I would take away from the whole pre-med, studying-for-the-MCAT experience would be the art of prioritizing, of time management,” Pusateri said. “It’s definitely been a learning curve, but that’s kind of the college experience for everybody.” Pusateri said she set up a study schedule specifically for the MCAT, and made sure she stuck to it. “I really started hardcore studying after finals fall semester and then really every day since then, with a few days off,” Pusateri said. “[I’ve been studying] at least a couple hours a day,” Pusateri said.  Despite stress associated with studying for the MCAT, Pusateri said she feels prepared for the exam on Saturday.  “First and foremost, I don’t think anywhere else prepares us better than Notre Dame,” Pusateri said. “I went through the notecards and notes that our professor had us make for organic chemistry and basically, out of all the cards and notes I had, I only needed a fourth of that for studying.” Junior biology and peace studies major Gwyneth Sullivan is electing to take the MCAT in late May, outside of the confines of the semester, but within the upcoming admissions cycle. Though her test date is further away, she said she still has tried to continue her preparation, which started is January. “Ideally, I’m doing two hours of study a night, but realistically if I have a huge exam, like my physics test this week, I’ll push it off a little bit” Sullivan said. “It’s a lot of time management.” A prominent factor in her decision to take the MCAT in May rather than this Saturday is the annual benefit her family hosts in Chicago in remembrance of her brother, Declan Sullivan, she said. “The benefit is actually this weekend so there’s no way I could have physically taken the MCAT,” Sullivan said. “Especially in the last three weeks, I’ve been doing so much logistical work for it that it’s been hard to study.” Other pre-med students have decided to forego sitting the MCAT during the school year in favor of taking it during the summer. Chantal Berry, a junior anthropology and preprofessional major, is one student who chose this less traditional path, instead opting to take the MCAT in August. “What I found with my friends that were either taking the MCAT this weekend or in May was that it’s been a very stressful semester,” Berry said. “I didn’t really want to have that stress, I wanted to get the most out of my college experience in terms of the academics and I wanted the sole focus to be the academics.” Taking the test later means Berry will not receive her scores in time for the upcoming admissions cycle, but she said she already decided on taking a gap year after finishing her studies at Notre Dame. “I think the decision to take a gap year was partially the MCAT reason but also just because I wanted that time off before once again getting right back into academics and medical school,” Berry said. Contact Henry Gens at [email protected]last_img read more

Bayern plot £75m bid for Liverpool star to pair with Man City’s Sane

first_imgBoss Hans Flick believes the 28-year-old Brazilian is the ideal player to bring in to lead the attack with Robert Lewandowski who turn 32 this summer.And with Manchester City’s Leroy Sane still in Bayern’s sights, the club are hoping a double raid on the Premier League will leave them with a front line to strike fear across Europe.Firmino is a vital cog in the machine at Anfield, playing an unselfish role as the link man for Sadio Mane and Mo Salah to wreak havoc.But Bayern believe the champions-elect are preparing themselves to let one of those three front-men leave this summer as they target a move for Timo Werner.Jurgen Klopp is in pole position to win the race for signature of RB Leipzig sensation Werner, 23, who is understood to favour a move to Anfield above any other options.That leaves Firmino’s role with the European champions under threat and Bayern are ready to test Liverpool’s resolve with an offer this summer, which could be as high as £75million. Loading… Bayern Munich want Roberto Firmino to quit Liverpool this summer and help lead a new era of dominance in Germany.Advertisement Promoted ContentEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Insane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?The World’s 7 Most Spectacular Railway StationsFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericalcenter_img Read Also: Bundesliga: Leipzig hold leaders Bayern to stay point behindLiverpool have already begun the work of planning for their title defence by speaking to every individual player and their agent to find out what their plans are for next season.The majority have no intention of leaving but some could seek a move for more regular football and the Reds are just covering themselves by getting the conversations started early.Sane’s future at City remains unclear with the wide man now back in training after a serious knee injury.Pep Guardiola has spoken of his desire to keep the 24-year-old at the Etihad but Sane wants more regular football and has long been in the sights of Bayern.They are likely to come back with a firm offer in the summer, hoping he and Firmino can be the quality signings they are looking for.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Bundesliga giants are looking to refresh their squad at the end of the season and Reds star Firmino is one of their top targets.last_img read more

Benjamin Burić on the World Championship in Handball

first_imgJust like all those who love handball in B&H, our players are also impatiently waiting for the beginning of the World Championship.The goalkeeper of our national team Benjamin Burić pointed out that everyone is satisfied in Qatar and that they are completely ready for the match against Iran.“Finally, after many days of hard work and preparations, the moment for the WC to start has come. We are ready. I hope we will justify the expectation of all citizens in B&H who wish to see us win tomorrow. We would also like to win tomorrow so we can start thinking about the next matches against Austria, Croatia, Tunis…” – said Benjamin Burić. (Source: Sport Centar)last_img