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Please, I need advice for a third retake.

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by DamanTHFC, 05.19.14.

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  1. DamanTHFC

    DamanTHFC 2+ Year Member

    I posted a similar thread in the DO forum (for a DO oriented view).
    But sorry, I'm not really trying to spam. I just thought I would get more strict MCAT opinions, if I post here too.


    I think DO school is my only option (if I can't sort this MCAT problem well enough).
    HOWEVER, I'm just as fine with osteopathic medicine.

    So I graduated last year (from Pitt) and I'm in my gap year.
    I got a 3.75 gpa, and have pretty good hours for volunteering, research, extracurricular activity, etc.

    But it's my MCAT that is holding me back. On my first try, I got a 21. And then I took it again (about a month ago) and while I did improve, I believe it is not enough. I got a 24 (PS 8, VR 6, BS 10) this time around, with a 1 point increase in each section compared to my first exam.

    I think the general consensus would be to retake it again (for a third time).
    But it would be my last try for this year (given I had to void once already this year).

    So what should I do?
    Can I go ahead and apply for DO schools with this 24?
    Should I retake the test one more time? And what would be the best approach (since I have only one more try this year).
    Should I try both options at the same time?
    Or is there an option D?

    Please help me!
    This MCAT frustration is killing me.
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    What did you do to study the first two times?

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