Menu Icon Search
Close Search

About the ads

interview question: why low PCAT score

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by meomeo123, 11.10.12.


  1. Thanks to Crack the PCAT
  1. meomeo123

    meomeo123

    Joined:
    12.27.09
    Messages:
    12
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Hi everyone,
    can some one give me some suggestion about about how to answer this question. I have high GPA 3.9 but my first PCAT reading score was 29. The second one was only 19 even though I have improved my overall scores from 29 to 47. English is my second language. I took 2 english compositions and got both As. how do I explain reasonablly about the low reading score during the interview ( The reasons I did not do well because the reading was complicated with many new terms, I had dizziness after staring at the computer for a while) Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. MI Achilles

    MI Achilles

    Joined:
    10.07.12
    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    Michigan
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Did you try posting it one more time in another thread? :eek:
     
  3. tommyVoltage

    tommyVoltage

    Joined:
    04.20.09
    Messages:
    338
    Location:
    PA
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I got a 25% in reading, but still got a 79% composite. I see a lot of posts in the PCAT score thread with people who had poor reading scores. You should have made up for it in biology and chemistry. You have to explain your overall low PCAT and not just your reading score. Someone with a 3.9 GPA should not be getting a 29% and 47%.
     
  4. Pojman

    Pojman Level 99 Alchemist

    Joined:
    03.16.11
    Messages:
    582
    I have a 3.9 GPA and I scored a 47 on the PCAT. In fact, I scored under a 20 on the biology portion. I just did not study for it, I think I was preoccupied with saving the world of Skyrim from a horde of destructive dragons at the time.

    Anyway, I got several interview offers and two acceptances so far. My PCAT score was never even brought up.
     
  5. owlegrad

    owlegrad Uncontrollable Sarcasm Machine Staff Member Administrator SDN Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    03.19.09
    Messages:
    16,804
    Location:
    Locked in the basement
    Status:
    Pharmacist
    Pharmacist SDN Published Author hSDN Member SDN 5+ Year Member
    Impossible, nothing is more important than PCAT! :lol:
     
  6. kcwang

    kcwang

    Joined:
    04.28.10
    Messages:
    475
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Oh ya? I was saving Earth from Reapers in mass effect 3.
     
  7. tommyVoltage

    tommyVoltage

    Joined:
    04.20.09
    Messages:
    338
    Location:
    PA
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    I guess I don't play Assassin's Creed III that much.
     
  8. kaidou1412

    kaidou1412

    Joined:
    03.04.12
    Messages:
    741
    Location:
    Durham, North Carolina
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Army SDN 2+ Year Member
    omg, haha! I love what you wrote!! Skyrim is an awesome game..and also anti-school game! (which i mean by is that you cannot focus on studying if you play skyrim :p )

    I love to do many side quests instead of having killingspree of dragons btw. Skyrim is definitely no.1 game in my life (used to be World of Warcraft)
     
  9. 714

    714

    Joined:
    12.12.12
    Messages:
    134
    Some interviewers don't have access to any of your scores or statistics so keep that in mind. I applied to 10 schools and I think only 1 of them had an open file on me.
     
  10. Rickyray

    Rickyray

    Joined:
    05.01.11
    Messages:
    29
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    Hey I was just wondering which schools you applied too?
     
  11. Kingda

    Kingda

    Joined:
    12.25.11
    Messages:
    21
    Location:
    Philadelphia
    Status:
    Pre-Pharmacy
    Be honest and tell the truth. If you give a bull**** answer they will know. Just be yourself and it may not even come up.
     
  12. Amicable Angora

    Amicable Angora Lagomorpha

    Joined:
    10.05.12
    Messages:
    467
    Status:
    Pharmacy Student
    SDN 2+ Year Member
    What is your composite score? As long as your composite score is high (70+) you can very reasonably explain to the admissions committee exactly what you told us here on the forum, which is that English is your second language.
     

// Share //

Style: SDN Universal