SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey guys, I took my MCAT on April 28th and while I can't go into any details about the test I can honestly say I struggled with it more than any of the AAMC practice tests. I really dont have a clue on what my final score will be. On my practice tests I was ranging from 28-31. My grandfather had been battling Parkinson's and Diabetes for about 7 years and the battle become too much on April 26th. His passing took me out of focus. I was wondering if you guys think I should mention his passing in my personal statement as a possible reason for a lower MCAT score? I don't want to sound cliche or seem to be making excuses. I'm from Texas and plan to apply to all the MD schools as well as a few DO schools around the country. cGPA - 3.56, sGPA - 3.67. Thank you for any advice you may have.