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april 2003 total reported score

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by lady bug, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. lady bug

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    Starting april 2003, aamc will be reporting scores to medical schools only as a total composite score....meaning they won't report a separate score for physical, bio, and verbal. They will just give your total score. This sounds too good to be true, because students won't have to worry as much about the verbal dilemma and can just maximize on the sciences! Any thoughts?
     
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    sweet! good news if i have to retake it... :D
     
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    i'm more than just a little skeptical about this.....aamc knows the importance med schools place on the verbal parts, i find it hard to believe they are just going to allow students to do poorly in the verbal and kick butt on the sciecnes...........did you hear from aamc?...that's the only way i'd believe it...........just a thought



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  4. lady bug

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    it says it in writing on the aamc website
     
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    In 2003, minor changes will be made to the MCAT. A few organic chemistry questions will be replaced by questions on DNA and genetics, the Verbal Reasoning (VR) section will have five fewer questions, it will be possible to achieve a 14 or 15 on the VR, and a total score will be reported (e.g., 45T). PS will become the first section of the day, followed by VR.




    that is what i found from aamc, if that is what you are referring to, i wouldnt' take that as them not showing the breakdowns......however, i guess thats up to interpretation.............did you find it somewhere else?


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  6. lady bug

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    A bunch of people I've talked to have mentioned it....my friend said they explained it at the kaplan seminar she went to. I then went to the aamc site and read the paragraph you just posted. However, I still find it hard to believe and am skeptical about it myself too.
     
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    i think what they meant was that a total score in addition to composite scores will be reported.
     
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    Are you referring specifically to the "total score" comment on the site. I guess it could be misunderstood. I don't believe that med school would ever forgot about the individuals scores, just too important to have a balanced score. Anyhow not my score I will not be taking it again, depending on what happens in a few hours.
     
  9. lady bug

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    Yup, it was a misunderstanding. I called the mcat office, and they said that individual scores will still be reported.......funny thing is the guy told me, "the biological and physical science scores are very important for med schools to not know about."
    Sorry if i gave anyone false hope. Tweetie, can this thread be deleted?......:confused:
     

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