"25 MCAT is carribbean stats?"
I'm so tired of hearing these things - it's NOT ABOUT COMPETITION!!! Its about TAKING CARE of people.
And while half the research is still unable to definitively link MCAT score to performance on Level I Boards, those that do have only been able to consistently show 2 correlations : 1) the verbal score is the highest indicator of success [and my MCAT verbal was a 12] 2) as for overall score, the only statistical significance is seen at an MCAT score of 22 - those who scored above a 22 have a statistically significant chance of passing Level I boards, while those who score at or below 22 do not. THATS IT. NOTHING MORE. Standardized test taking has become ingrained in our society as a way to size up people's capabilities. But just like any other stereotype, it's only valid when it's applies to a general population, NOT specific individuals. Like someone already said, 25 is simply a caribbean stat because of supply and demand. Nothing else. It's not reflective of my intelligence or capability as a physician. And neither are the Level I Boards. That being said, I do need to pass them to prove that I have the knowledge. All I'm saying is that I have it and I CAN PASS THIS EXAM. Why I haven't yet, is the weirdest thing to me!
I do sincerely think that if I make it through this, I will not have as difficult of a time with Level II or III.
"You really need to reevaluate your career options. While there's an argument to be made that standardized tests are poor markers of physician competence, they're all we have. " -well said Johnnydrama
- good quote reference. I often feel like I might be the "Rudy" of medicine. You're right - work my butt off and thats all I can do. I'm going to do just that for the 4th try and i'm going to take it when i'm healed fully. And then if i still fail, then it's just not meant to be. But if i pass......