1. S

    need advice for 490mcat 3.8gpa

    Hi everyone, Not sure what my next step would be and have no one to ask. About me: about to be senior in college with major in human bio. took the mcat in march and got a 490-- after scoring 500s on my practice exams. My cumulative gpa is 3.8 and ive been volunteering at the hospital as well as...
  2. L

    Do i have to take the MCAT during my junior year?

    Hi y'all, like the title says, do i need to take the mcat during my junior year? For context I'm currently a sophomore pre-med who currently has not completed the requirements for med school. I was planning to take the MCAT during my senior. However, I heard that if i don't take the MCAT during...
  3. J

    I need advice on what I should do regarding this application cycle.

    My goal is to get accepted into a medical school in California, my home state. Here’s a little information about me; UC Davis undergrad, 3.90-3.95 GPA, 511 MCAT Good clinical experiences, no research experience My MCAT score ended up being a lot lower than I had hoped for. I think it took me...
  4. E


    I have AAMC 3 and a sample test left. I'm panicking, not sure what to do. Going to take the sample test tomorrow and hit content review more. The exam is in 4 weeks. I'll take AAMC#3 in 2 weeks. Today: TPR 496 AAMC 3 498 (April) TPR 498 (April) AAMC 2 503 (April) TPR 498 (March) AAMC 1...
  5. Cracking Med Admissions

    Medical This Week: Dr. Rizal's Medical School Application Master Class + Office Hours

    Hi everyone! We have two FREE events this week to help you get into medical school. These events are geared towards premeds who are applying to medical school this year. Medical school applications open in ONE WEEK. Learn how to STAND OUT and ask Dr. Rachel Rizal any specific questions you...
  6. SantYagami

    Help with 4 month MCAT study plan

    Hey guys, I am a current Junior that is planning on taking the MCAT August 27th. My semester ends June 11th and I want to begin studying within the next couple of days as I am approaching the 4 month remaining time mark. The goal is to study as much as possible while balancing somewhat...
  7. B

    Altius Exams (MCAT Re-Taker)

    Good morning SDN, I was wondering what you all thought of the Altius FL exams for prepping for the MCAT. I am retaking due to a low CARS score (505: 127/123/128/127) and I have been implementing some 3rd Party exams into my schedule to try and expose some weak spots before I test on May 13...
  8. D

    Voiding vs no show

    So, I have read many conflicting things regarding this, online. I am scheduled to take the MCAT in 6 days, but my recent FL score (combined with anxiety) tell me to void/no show. I'm mostly concerned that med schools will look at this attempt unfavorably (since they can access AAMC portal and...
  9. ApplyPoint

    Medical You are more than your MCAT score

    While the MCAT is typically the first concern of a prospective medical student and an important component of the medical school admissions process, there are other factors—competencies in interpersonal communication and professional behavior—that can be a much better predictor of an applicant’s...
  10. S

    Clinical Employment Dilemma

    Hi everybody! I'm currently working as an ER Tech and have been for the last 7 months (since September 2021). So far, I've accumulated around 500 hours. I'm aiming to take the MCAT this September for a May 2023 AMCAS submission God willing. However, my manager won't let me take the summer off...
  11. S

    Am I too behind to realistically apply for the upcoming AMCAS application cycle?

    Hello, I was hoping to get some opinions or advice (maybe words of encouragement?) regarding my situation. I am currently a Junior pursuing Pre-Med, but I have yet to take the MCAT and have had trouble finding a physician to shadow (especially with the restrictions due to the pandemic the past...
  12. S

    Taking the MCAT in JUNE For 2022-2023 cycle

    Hi everyone! I'm a little confused and need some advice. I'm graduating in May and I'm planning on applying for medical schools to enroll in Fall 2023 if I get admitted. Initially, I was planning on taking the MCAT on April 30th but I don't feel ready and I'm overwhelmed with my coursework. I'm...
  13. U

    My MCAT Notes

    Hi all, I figured I would just throw my notes out into the void. I made my own notes for my MCAT studying back in early 2021 for the Khan Academy videos. I did not complete a couple of the units (mainly chem/phys) but Psych and MOST of Bio was completed. Idk if anyone wants them or wants to...
  14. B

    Retake Advice - Should I Retake?

    What are your previous MCAT Scores?: 07/2020 - 509 (126/128/125/130) What is your GPA (w/ Science GPA) (If relevant: trend, uGPA/grad GPA/postbacc GPA) uGPA: 3.23 postbacc GPA: 3.93 sGPA: 3.43 (undergrad: 3.11; postbacc: 3.94) State/Country of residence (optional): TX Ethnicity...
  15. V

    MCAT 4/8/22, Looking for CARS Strategies

    Hello, I have been consistently scoring in the 125-127 range in CARS, and I am trying to score 130+. Does anyone have any CARS strategies to help me reach my goal?
  16. B

    Down to Last MCAT attempt

    Long story short. I'm down to my last MCAT lifetime attempt and I'm kind of at a loss because I tried everything. Last MCAT attempt studied 9 months 3.5ish months content review 5.5 months of practice problems and tests which consisted of all uworld bank, all aamc work, more than 15x practice...
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    Retake Advice

    What are your previous MCAT Score(s) (with section wise breakdown): 9/10/2021: 511 (127/126/128/130). 1/21/2022: 514 (129/126/130/129). What is your GPA (w/ Science GPA) (If relevant: trend, uGPA/grad GPA/postbacc GPA) GPA: 3.87, Sci. GPA: 3.78 State/Country of residence (optional): FL...
  18. C

    EC and MCAT Advice

    Hi all, I'm hoping for your opinions on where to focus on my application. Should I prepare for the MCAT this summer? So far, in my fourth semester. I have taken: G-chem, O-Chem 1, AP: Bio, calc 1/2, physics 1 Currently taking: Biochem, O-Chem 2 EC's: Research - Computational Biology TA...
  19. B

    Unbalanced MCAT score + T20 school apps

    Hi all, I just got back my MCAT - 519 (130/127/130/132). I’m overall happy with my score (96 percentile) but am concerned that elite medical schools might view the 127 in CARS badly. I’ve heard that elite schools expect at least a 128 in each section, is this true? What are your thoughts?
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    MCAT Appointment Swap/Drop in Northeast (NY, MA, CT, VT, NH)

    I know this might be a long shot, but if anyone is considering/planning on dropping their late April/early May test date in NY or anywhere in the northeast...would you be willing to help another human out? And coordinate a drop time so that I could pick up the test availability? If you want to...
  22. G

    2.5 months to 503?

    Bio major looking for any advice/insight on getting a 503+ in 2.5 months (test April 30th). I have the Kaplan/Princeton books available to me as well as some practice tests. Thank you!
  23. kenzmed

    SOS!! mcat advice

    Hi friends, I'm in desperate need of advice. I am currently a senior applying to the 2022 cycle and my MCAT is scheduled for April 9th. I started going through my princeton review books everyday but im moving painfully slow. One chapter takes me foreverrrrrrrrr and I just don't see myself...
  24. S

    How does the free AAMC MCAT practice test compare to the real thing?

    I took the test out of curiosity yesterday. I’m nowhere near ready, I’m a older career change student basically just starting out with my science prereqs (in bio 1 right now) so on a lot of it I had no idea what I was looking at, but I wanted to get an idea what it was like so it was basically a...
  25. northstarMD

    MCAT FREE Individualized MCAT Tutoring from NorthStar MD

    Our team and programs at NorthStar MD have been expanding, and we are thrilled to offer more spots for totally FREE MCAT tutoring. Our mission is to help first-generation or low-income pre-med students succeed and bridge equity gaps in medicine. You will be paired with a tutor who will work...
  26. A

    MCAT Books for sale!! Exam krackers, Princeton Review, AAMC guides

    1. Princeton Review Complete MCAT 2015 (good condition) = $15 (plus shipping) 2. Princeton Review MCAT Biology and Biochemistry Review 2015 (good condition) = $15 (plus shipping) 3. Princeton Review MCAT Biochemistry Review (very good condition)= $15 (plus shipping) 4. Princeton Review MCAT CARS...
  27. A

    Kaplan MCAT books for sale!

    Selling Kaplan MCAT books (behavioral sciences, gen chem, o chem, physics/math, CARS). Note: Missing Bio & Biochem books. Minimal markings, Excellent condition. Original set purchased in 2016 for $144. I am willing to sell the 5 books with its box for $25 (plus shipping). Or best offer.
  28. A

    MCAT Berkeley Review books - Like New - Purchased in 2016 from TBR Directly

    I am looking to sell The Berkeley Review MCAT science books (Bio, Gen Chem, O Chem, & Physics) that I bought in 2016. I bought the 8 books directly from TBR. Including shipping charges and taxes, I paid ~$300 for all the science books. I am willing to sell them together for $200 (plus...
  29. A

    Should I retake 511 (126, 128, 128, 129)?

    Background: Asian/White ORM, GPA should be 3.78 when I graduate (3.75 right now), D1 athlete, don’t wanna post too much ab other parts of the app. Studying background: did it last summer while working full time, also stopped for 2 weeks because of tonsil surgery. Was getting 514 on my last two...
  30. Maggie L

    When should I take the MCAT?

    I am currently looking at taking the MCAT in May of 2022, but is that too late for the application cycle? My other option is to take it in April 2022 but I would need to miss classes and drive 4 hours to get there. Any advice? Is it worth it to take it in April vs. May? Will taking it in May be...
  31. larynxrhinnorhea

    MCAT/GPA honesty & schools I should apply to June 2022 cycle

    Hi! I am just getting a little nervous about the upcoming cycle and could appreciate some feedback. I am a black female, graduating from uni this year, applying in June, and doing a competitive 1 year research postbacc during my gap year. MCAT: 507 GPA 3.86. Hoping to apply to 15 MD schools...
  32. Abby Smith

    Clinical Experience vs MCAT

    So...hi guys. After lurking on this page for quite some time I finally find myself needing to post for some advice on MCAT vs. clinical experience. For some background, I just graduated this past May 2021 with a cGPA of 3.78 and started working as a clinical assistant at a dermatology practice...
  33. omikron.wise

    Is this schedule too weird for Fall 2022?

    Howdy y'all! I'm a freshman, and I'm planning out my degree right now to get all my prerequisites for the MCAT in time for me to take it my junior year. The only problem I have is that I really want to join a student organization on campus that requires a lot of dedication, which is really only...
  34. elloL

    TBR gen chem part II Titration curves review #25

    "Venous blood pH is approximately 7.2. Given that pka1 for H2CO3 is 6.4 and pka2 for H3PO4 is 7.1...which of the following relationships is not true about the concentrations of various species in venous blood?" The answer is that H2PO4-is not in greater concentration than HPO42- in venous...

    Premed to Predent

    So I'm finishing up my masters at Rutgers Biomed, however, I came in as premed. GPA has been a 4.0 but due to undergrad and copious credits I took, it only brings it up to above a 3.4. I'm Asian so if I continue w/ medicine I'm most likely going to osteopathic school. I'm not okay with becoming...
  36. T

    How to choose SMP program

    Hi Everyone! Couldnt find much information about this so I need some help!! Currently have a 2.8 cgpa with a not so good trend. I was able to get a 518 MCAT and have pretty good EC’s. Was looking into DIY post bacc but to be honest, can’t afford it. Was hoping for an SMP somewhere but do you...
  37. kenzmed

    MCAT dates.. help

    I'm so conflicted on when to take my MCAT. I'm currently a senior and im taking a gap year. Ideally, I would take the mcat in january to leave time to retake in case it doesn't go well but my pre-med advisor highly suggested that I push it to april so I did.. but I feel so nervous about it...
  38. D

    GPA 3.988, sGPA 4.0, MCAT 518, Aiming for T10-T20, Gap year advice needed

    Hi all, Looking for some guidance on what to do moving forward. I’m in my final year of undergrad and recently got my MCAT score back (518). I have an LM 75.9 and WARS 85, conservatively. The 2017 WARS doc gave me an S level rating and recommended I make 45% of my applications to Category 1...
  39. abualas

    Going part-time in college next semester in order to study for MCAT?

    Hey everyone, I'm planning on applying to medical school this upcoming cycle. I've been doing my due-diligence and have a good GPA, will apply with good ECs, been working on getting my LORs, etc. This really leaves me with one last major hurdle besides actually applying to medical school and...
  40. H

    Where can I find the best CARS Passage?

    Hi everyone! I'm starting my content review for the MCAT which I'm planning to take on January 21st. I'm thinking about doing 1-2 passages 6 days a week. What do you guys recommend I do? What resources do you all recommend? Thank you so much