Originally Posted by Techmed07
I think that the URM effect is definitely over-estimated on SDN. I have been doing some research and things have really changed in the past years. The MCAT median for accepted applicants is a 32 Q and rising. In addition many URMs are scoring in higher percentile overall. I have some friends AA males that have yet to recieve an interview this cycle. And AA girl who has been to only one.. and has been completed since august. The URM effect is not as strong as it used to be and those who are banking on it I believe, are in for a big surprize! Any thoughts?
Can't say if it's over-exaggerated or not, most URM threads outside of this forum end up as borderline troll threads at best anyways. You shouldn't base claims off of anecdotal evidence though.
There's still a pretty sizable MCAT discrepency among matriculants as of 2009.
Unfortuantely the aamc only seems to have posted this data for 2009 instead of shown overtime like they do for some other variables. So it's hard to say how it's changed, at least from the data available at the aamc site.