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Are the differences significant btn msar 08 and 07?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by phomp, May 15, 2007.

  1. phomp

    phomp yellow... 7+ Year Member

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    Hi All,

    I have the MSAR 2007. Anyone compared the numbers of 2007 with the one with 2008? Esp MCAT scores for schools on the West Coast? Are there any significant changes? Should I consider ordering a new one?

    THX!
     
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  3. charles17

    charles17 2+ Year Member

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    anyone?
     
  4. Kriyaban

    Kriyaban Downstate c/o 2011 2+ Year Member

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    The national median MCAT of accepted students is now 32Q, compared to 31Q from last year.

    School Overall GPA Science GPA MCAT
    USC 3.68 3.66 33Q
    Loma 3.78 3.73 30P
    Stanf 3.8 3.79 35Q
    UC Dav 3.68 3.66 33Q
    UC Irv 3.75 3.75 32Q
    UCLA 3.82 3.83 35Q
    UCSD 3.82 3.82 35Q
    UCSF 3.8 3.79 35Q
     
  5. GujuMD

    GujuMD 1K member 5+ Year Member

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    the MSAR 08 will have the latest numbers.
    however if you are using MSAR to choose your list of schools, then I think MSAR 07 should be sufficient enough. the numbers do change from year to year but usually you don't see a big jump. with that said, i don't have the latest MSAR.
     
  6. LizzyM

    LizzyM the evil queen of numbers Faculty SDN Advisor 10+ Year Member

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    Your bigger concern should be if requirements for admission (other than grades) have changed. As I've often said, if the MSAR can save you from making one "wrong" secondary, it has more than paid for itself.
     
  7. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Well, I've been having some trouble getting my hands on one. I ordered one from amazon in Feb/March, which they said would ship sometime between April and May. Of course, I just got an email from them saying that they were unable to get the book and were cancelling my order. So, now I've ordered it from the AAMC web site. I haven't gotten it yet, but I suggest that anyone that has an order with amazon or elsewhere reconsider and order from AAMC. I certainly hope to get it before June 5th so I can make sure none of the schools on my list have added calculus as a prereq.
     
  8. Ari Gold

    Ari Gold ..... 5+ Year Member

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    are you a student or near a university? if so i'm sure you can get to a library/career center and look it over for a few hours and check for calc, gpa, biochem etc. while you make a decision
     
  9. Phoenix.

    Phoenix. Emdee Jaydee Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Great suggestion, Ari Gold. Thanks.
     
  10. phomp

    phomp yellow... 7+ Year Member

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    Thought I'd reply to myself. So my MSAR 08 came a month earlier than expected :D (estimate ship date was June 5! yay!)

    Boy :eek: test scores jumped for a lot of schools.. For example, UCLA & UCSF went up two full points...+pity+

    Now in the position where I would have felt kinda safe if I had applied last year but this year I'm way on the low end. AHHHH!!!! Anyone else in this boat?
     

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