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33 vs. 35 mcat

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by kakalak, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. kakalak

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    I'm a Texas resident with pretty decent ec's(leadership, international medical missions, research), science and non-science gpas above a 3.75, and a MCAT score of 33. I got acceptances from a couple of state schools, but have received nothing from Baylor, Northwestern, Cornell, and the University of Chicago. Looking at MDapps it looks like the only thing im lacking is 2 or so points on the MCAT, which comes down to less than 5 questions. Did one or two points really do me in for top tier schools? Thanks for your input ahead of time
     
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  3. theroadtomed

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    It's really hard to say, but overall top schools are "a crapshoot." Your gpa is only average for top schools, with a below average mcat score. Depending on your other extracurriculars (are they average or better than average?), you may or may not have a shot.
     
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    I doubt it. How is your verbal score? That plays a huge factor.
    That score does so many med students in. It's not even funny. Also, how is your personal statement? I think many ppl overlook how important it is.

    Would I would do is e-mail/call/write these schools and express your interest. It can draw more attention to your application.

    good luck!
     
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    Are you honestly asking a bunch of pre-meds and a few med students about what the admissions committees think? What makes you think they will know anymore than what you might come up with?
     
  6. J ROD

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    I agree with the others. When you get to the top schools, there is an element of luck I hear. Maybe it is the 33 MCAT; maybe it is not.

    Just be glad you have some acceptance letters. Some never even get that.
     

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