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29 MCAT - Application Successes?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by 205127, May 22, 2008.

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  1. 205127

    205127

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    Hi

    I was wondering if people who have 29 MCATS could give advice on their successes in the application cycle. I know your school choice is limited but are there any suggestions to maximize my chances with a 29 (I have 3.73 BCPM, 3.83 Overally, good ECs, predict strong LORs)...

    Thank you all for your comments; it's really appreciated!!
     
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  3. the donkey

    the donkey 5+ Year Member

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    29N here, and very similar stats. only applied to my two state schools and was waitlisted in the bottom third at both. definitely possible to get in with a 29 :thumbup:
     
  4. majik1213

    majik1213 7+ Year Member

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    hi 29T
    I got into TUSM this morning, first one.

    apply early
    get a T on WS if you get a 29
    have strong ECs / GPA (3.7 here)
    apply IS, mention you want to serve your state at interview
    send letters of interest
     
  5. the donkey

    the donkey 5+ Year Member

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    sorry my first post didn't help too much...apply broadly, and i think if you interview well, you should be good to go
     
  6. mbe36

    mbe36 5+ Year Member

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    What is the breakdown? I have a 9V 10B 10P N...
     
  7. Concubine

    Concubine PDE5 inhibited 5+ Year Member

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    29 here as well (30 for the schools that take the best of each section). I applied broadly, had a ton of success for DO schools (got into all five that I applied to) and have had marginal success with MD (3 interviews, 1 rejection, 2 waitlist). I definitely think it is possible.
     
  8. lacrossefiend73

    lacrossefiend73 Interning. 5+ Year Member

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    29R (10 BS, 10 PS, 9 VR) for me. I've done pretty well I think... 5 interview invites, went to 4, 2 acceptances, 2 WL (1 that might turn into an acceptance very soon). Agreed w/ the apply early, that might be one thing I would have done differently if I had to do it over again (I was complete everywhere by mid-Sept.. difficult for me since my committee letter couldn't be put together any earlier than the beginning of Sept.).

    Overall, I think my GPA, good ECs and good LORs helped a ton. Obviously you will get cut from some schools based on just MCAT, but lots of schools will look past it. Just remember, a school's average MCAT is just that: an average. There are people above and below!

    Check out my mdapps if you wanna see where I applied... I'd love to help if you need it! :luck::luck::luck::luck:
     
  9. Jolie South

    Jolie South is invoking Domo. . . Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    All posts about chances should be addressed in the "What are my chances?" subforum. Moving.
     
  10. AirForceDocToBe

    AirForceDocToBe

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    I was in a similar boat with grades but only scored a 27T on the MCAT. I applied to 6 state schools and was accepted to all of them. If you are self aware and apply to schools that could reasonably accept you, you have a fine chance. Once it get an interview you can shine with your great extracurriculars and personality; the MCAT wont be nearly as important then!
     
  11. nu2004

    nu2004 5+ Year Member

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    Los Angecagoveland
    50+ results when performing this search on mdapplicants...

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  12. frisbee

    frisbee New Member 5+ Year Member

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    10B 9V 10P N and I got interviews at 4 of 16 MD schools
     
  13. ChubbyChaser

    ChubbyChaser Yummmy 2+ Year Member

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    ummm...did you get in?
     
  14. phatmonky

    phatmonky www.helpjacqui.com 7+ Year Member

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    You'll be fine! SELL THAT INTERVIEW
     
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