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Oct 1, 2014
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So i just got my MCAT scores back yesterday and I got a 26 (7V, 9PS, 10BS). I'm really bummed out about the verbal. I have a 3.3 GPA and I'm a senior now. I am NOT a URM.

My ECs are as follow:
-officer in premedical society
-more than a year of undergraduate research in a biological sciences lab on campus
-did a mission trip to a third world country (was an officer in the organization that led the trip)
-in a fraternity (held multiple officer positions)
-peer health advocate on campus
-more than 50 hours of shadowing in the ER (MD doc)

I'm fairly confident that I can bring up my GPA to at least a 3.4 by the time I graduate and start applying. I also am in the process of talking to a D.O. doctor so that I can get some more shadowing in (hopefully around 100 hours) over winter break. I'm also taking a gap year so that I can scribe and get some more clinical experience in. (I would be applying next year so that I could start medical school in 2016). I also have a good friend in the army who has done tours in the middle east who I planned on getting a LOR from (idk if that would make a difference or not).

I'm honestly really worried about my mcat. I heard that the Army is being very stringent about their (8V, 8PS, 8BS) 24 mcat minimum rule. My 7 in verbal is really screwing me over now. Is there a way I can get past this requirement? I heard that there was a waiver you can fill to get past it but it makes you less competitive for the scholarship. I was scoring mostly 27s and 28s on my practice exams and I'm really disheartened to learn that I got a 26. I am thinking about a retake but is it really worth it? The time I would aim to try it would be in January (I really don't want to have to take the new exam and I don't know how that would work with the army's hpsp requirements) but the nearest testing center is around 300 miles away. Another thing is that I am a fairly busy person and I don't know if I have enough time to dedicate to studying for this exam. If I am going to retake I want to make sure I do at least 3 points better. I'm just really disappointed that I studied all summer long and only have a 26 to show for it. What do you guys think I should do? And what do you think about my chances for an army hpsp scholarship as of now with my current mcat?
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