1. G

    WARMC: 508 MCAT 3.82 sGPA

    I just got my mcat score back. Feeling discouraged because my score is unbalanced. (129/123/127/129). I am not sure what happened on this cars because i never score lower than a 126 on my FLs. I really don't want to retake it unless absolutely necessary but I want to know what my chances are at...
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    General Thoughts on application strength/school list?

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    Judgement Check: retake 514

    Hi, I’ve been really struggling with this decision, and am hoping that someone with some experience can give me advice. I took my MCAT in April and scored a 514. This was lower than my FL average (518). My GPA is 3.8, I have good extracurriculars, tons of research and clinical experience, and...
  4. ApplyPoint

    Tuesday Tips with Apply Point: Don't forget the practice tests!

    The MCAT doesn’t just test your understanding of the material—it also tests your time management and strategy skills. Dr. Stuart Donnelly aka “Dr. MCAT,” a beloved test tutor we routinely recommend to our clients, advises that you take at least ten practice tests to build up your stamina. And to...
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  6. dark__prince

    Can I apply this cycle with a late mcat?

    Hi, I haven't taken my mcat and am only a research rotation away from graduating. I want to get into med school quickly as I'm 28 y/o and don't want to waste any more time. Would being able to take a Late August or September MCAT still be able to get me into the cycle for MD/DO schools? If I...
  7. S

    Should I retake MCAT (505)

    I am new to SDN, I wasn't sure if this is the correct place to post. But, I needed some advice regarding mcat score retake. I unfortunately didn't do so well on my first mcat which I took the summer of my senior year 502 (125/123/127/127). It was a combo of weak topics and a lot of stress from...
  8. S

    advice/school list for 503 (122 in cars), 3.9 gpa

    I retook a 500 (126/123/125/126) and I got a 503 (127/122/129/125) ): cars is the devil itself. I honestly thought I did way better, but it is what it is at this point. I do not plan to retake and I really do want to apply this cycle. This is how the rest of my app looks like: 1000+ clinical...
  9. Harry Carrozza

    Retaking the MCAT

    496. Should I retake in September or January? I work full-time and plan on studying again around the beginning of June. Also what are some things retakers have done to improve? I was averaging around 505 for my FLs so maybe nerves got to me during test day. However, I would like to shoot for a...
  10. mcat prep

    MCAT Science Topics [MCAT]

    Negative Feedback vs. Positive Feedback Negative and positive feedback loops are essential to maintaining homeostasis and supporting biological function. So, you can expect to see at least one or two questions on the MCAT to test your understanding of these crucial concepts. Learn more about...
  11. Q

    Where can I apply to med school with these stats?

    Hi! I’m applying this cycle and don’t think I can handle taking my mcat again because of difficulty balancing with school work, research and other things and don’t want to retake and do worse. I have a 507 (128/124/125/130) and a 3.9 gpa. I have strong ECs and research and clinical hours. I also...
  12. M

    WAMC: Should I apply this cycle vs. next cycle? PRE-MED

    Hi, I have a quick inquiry. I'm struggling with identifying if I should apply this cycle or next cycle due to my MCAT score. I'd appreciate some feedback. Since everything in life is conditional and varies per person a quick summary: I am scheduled for an April 28th test date; however, I am...
  13. M

    Need advice…am I doing this right?

    Hello all! It’s safe to say that I’m at a bit of a crossroads right now, and looking for some solid guidance. I’m 28yrs old, and graduated with my bachelors about five years ago. Bombed my first year of undergrad, and when I say bomb, I mean flat out failed most courses that first year. Took a...
  14. Yarida

    Should I retake a 515 MCAT from 2020 because it's too old for some schools?

    Hello, I am unfortunately preparing for a third MD application cycle. I scored a 515 (129/126/130/130) on my first MCAT in September 2020. The issue is that a number of schools next cycle will not accept MCAT's before 2021. I'm hard-capped on my CARS skills and I could not consistently improve...
  15. YoungDaggy

    (WAMC) No IIs 2023 Cycle, Reapply this year or wait until 2024?

    Graduated in Spring 2022 with a 4.00 GPA; currently taking a gap year. I took the MCAT twice (never did CARS practice): 503 (129/121/126/127) in 04/21; ran out of time at the end of C/P and skipped ~4.5 CARS passages. I didn’t really study for it and took it during a semester, dumb mistake I...
  16. DITKI

    USMLE/COMLEX Ditki - Medical & Biological Sciences - FREE TRIAL + COUPON

    With a multimodal platform that supports lifelong learning, ditki offers a better way to master the medical sciences. Free Trial + Save 20% with code: NEWDITKI #ditki #medicalstudent #medicine #medicalscience #usmle #abpn #neurocme #cme #nursing #premed #mcat #medicaltraining #futuredoctor...
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    WAMC: Should I delay my application? - cGPA: 3.58, sGPA: 3.63

    Hey everyone, I'm in need of some guidance about whether or not I should finish up my DIY Post-Bacc. I was a Statistics major in college back between 2016-2020 and I had taken pre-med courses in college not because I was looking into going to medical school, but to explore my options in...
  18. WhiteCoatBeauty

    MCAT Accommodations for ADHD

    Anybody successfully received accommodations particularly for ADHD? I was diagnosed in 2017 at 21 years old, so I would have to get a recent evaluation. They ask for a lot of detailed information, and it makes me worry that my provider might miss something. I have never received accommodations...
  19. ApplyPoint

    Thinking of Retaking the MCAT? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    It is not unusual to retake the MCAT. Data from the AAMC shows that between 2019 and 2021, 38 percent of test-takers were “repeaters,” who had taken the test at least once before. And “repeaters” tended to achieve score improvements. --Those with an initial score between 472 and 517 saw a...
  20. N

    Accommodations for MCAT?

    Hello, I am just curious, does the aamc ever get back a few days early for mcat accommodations? Do they check last minute and has anyone ever had them contact the professional that conducted your psych evaluation?
  21. M

    TBR and/or UWorld for MCAT prep

    I have TBR books and am planning to follow their 3 phase plan for B/B and C/P content review. I was planning on completing UWorld following TBR and then lastly completing AAMC materials. Since TBR contains a lot of passage based questions (more than UW, I think), is doing UWorld in addition...
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    WAMC: MCAT 510 (low CARS), GPA 4.0

  23. R

    Studying 8 months away from MCAT?

    Hello everyone, hope your holiday season is going well! I was wondering how you would recommend I study for the MCAT if I am taking it in about 7-8 months. Would you recommend starting with content review? I may have to do two content review sessions because I will forget as the months progress...
  24. T

    What would improve a low stat application?

    I have a 510 MCAT, 3.42 cGPA, and 3.47 sGPA. Should I retake the mcat or retake some science courses that I received B/C's in? Any advice would be great thank you
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    Pre Reqs Online for D.O. (Non-trad)

    29 male American Indian, paramedic of over 10 years (obtained paramedic license at 18, EMT at 16 though unable to function due to being underage). Currently finishing my Bachelors in Paramedicine - graduating in Spring '23. Went to college right out of high school at my local university while...
  26. FutureinMED

    How to prepare well for the MCAT?

    How do I prepare for the mcat with in 2 months? I have been studying for the mcat daily and reviewing the concepts. The exam as of now is two months away, I am doing practice passages everyday and I am getting lots of questions wrong and I do not know how to improve that. Does anyone have any...
  27. squishmallow99


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    What to say in updates?

    Hi everyone I was wondering, how does someone explain an update? I'm updating a few schools for which I have holds and I'm not really sure how to go about it. I know the information that I am going to be including however, do I start it as "my name is XYZ, I am an applicant to XYZ School of...
  29. idkjustchooseone

    General advice?

  30. ktriphosphate

    Retaking a 515 score

    I know this has been heralded as a bad idea, but was looking to get some insight. I scored 131/129/127/128 and am a current junior that will be applying at the end of their senior year (looking to matriculate in 2025). I have yet to take biochem and am looking to retake the MCAT during next...
  31. C

    TBR or EK?

    Hi, I hope everyone is doing fine. I am close to start studying for the MCAT which I am planning to take on April 2023. I got my hands on used books from TBR and EK thanks to some friends who passed them down to me. I was wondering which ones would be better to use for content review. For now my...
  32. frans_

    URGENT- How likely am I to get a last minute test date????

    Hello! I was planning on taking the exam 09/10 which is the last date of this testing cycle. Is there any way to get a last minute date? When I try to schedule it online it doesn't even show the testing center anymore. ANY ADVICE ON WHAT TO DO? This is my second attempt and my scores are now...
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    For Sale MCAT Books Bundle (Berkeley Review, Exam Krackers & Kaplan)

    The Berkeley Review 2013 full set (originally bought from SDN board) Exam Crackers 9th edition full set (bought directly from EK). Kaplan 2015 full set (bought directly from Kaplan). TBR books are in good condition with some pencil write-ins. Rest of the books are in excellent condition with...
  34. S

    Advice on LORs

    Hi everyone! I am applying this cycle and currently working on my secondaries. I am referencing MSAR for my schools and noticed a few things Some specify that they PREFER committee letters, while others say "Accepted" for committee letters, letter packet, etc. I am still waiting on a LOR...
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  36. N

    Are these MCAT resources Legit? Are they Helpful? Are they a Scam?

    Hello! First time poster, long time shadow lurker… I plan on taking the MCAT sometime next year, so I am trying to look into the different prep materials early on. Logically purchasing a set of the typical books (either Kaplan or Exam Krackerz) is a must, while the AAMC and/or UWorld question...
  37. WorriedOptimist

    (7/26/22 UPDATE) I am in a very nasty situation and would appreciate literally any advice.

    Hi everybody, I am currently undergoing a difficult period of time at home with my parents and need help. I'm so sorry for the long post. To summarize my current standing: I graduated in 2020 with a 3.6 cGPA/3.5 sGPA and have not done any remedial coursework (upward trend, with last 44...
  38. N

    Should I take the MCAT earlier?

    Hey everyone! Since mid-Sophomore year I've decided to take the MCAT during Summer 2023 for a variety of reasons: More time to study, will be done with the pre-reqs, yada yada yada. However, by taking the MCAT next Summer, I am automatically taking a gap year since I will probably be graduating...
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  40. S

    Apply this cycle and risk being a reapplicant next cycle?

    Hi everyone. I recently took 1 AAMC practice test and it was a 498 (123/123/126/126). I’m on the AAMC financial assistance package so the only FLs I have are those. I know they’re super important and have been trying to not use them until the last month, but I don’t want to waste anymore with a...