I'm currently in the process of studying for the Gamsat in September although much of it has been essay work for section 2 and nothing else, basically trying to do a short essay under various headings and quotes for 30 mins once or twice a week. Finding freetime at the moment is somewhat of a luxury as I'm working full time, enrolled in a two years masters and on-call a few times each month.
Given my lack of time dedicated to study thus far, I'm just wondering whether there is a point in me sitting the exam in September due to the lack of preparation apparent in sections 1 and 3. Right now my main objective is to focus on preparation guides such as Des O'Neill bundle and YouTube videos for what I don't understand (perhaps Khan Academy as I've read good things) and not much on the theory as from my reading it is more about reasoning and abstract deductions as opposed to theory itself. Am I right in assuming this? I come from a scientific background and currently employed in a healthcare setting so am not entirely concerned about section 3 although would have to refresh my knowledge of physics and chemistry for a few weeks which I would be able to squeeze in between now and then.
September is by no means do or die for me as realistically I will have to work for some time to be in a financially sound place and not rely on loans for when I finally hope to enter the course in September 2019 but probably more realistically 2020 to account for price increases/unforseen circumstances which will enable me to get by without much financial burden for the 4 years. As from reading some posts, financial worries appear to be the main concerns GEM students seem to have and I'd rather give my attention to the course instead of stressing regarding financial issues. Additionally I don't particularly want to have debts over my head upon graduating.
Due to this scenario I am moreso targeting next March to have sufficient points in which case I was intending to use this September as a 'run through' and get a feel for what the day is like. Is this a good idea or am I way over my head? If needs be I'll keep re-sitting till March 2020 till I feel I achieve a score which will be competitive for RCSI and UCD.
Any feedback OR insights anybody has would be greatly appreciated.