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Discussion in 'Physician Scientists' started by cp00739, May 22, 2002.

  1. cp00739

    cp00739 Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    has anyone written the GRE? any comments about it

    if so, what is more preferable to write, the general test or a specific subject test?

    thanks all!
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  3. CoffeeCat

    CoffeeCat SDN Angel 10+ Year Member

    Jun 3, 2001
    Also, what's an acceptable range for MD/PhD and how badly will it hurt you if you do average?
  4. Spudster

    Spudster Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2002
    Palo Alto
    While it depends on the particular program you are hoping to attend, most programs do not require the GRE. Of all the schools to which I applied, none required the GRE for admission unless you were interested in BME. Some schools make the comment that you might consider taking the test if you'll be applying for external fellowships (HHMI, NSF, etc.). So, if you plan to take the GRE anyway, then go ahead and good luck on it. It probably won't hurt your chances with MD/PhD, and could quite possibly help if you score well, especially in the subject tests.
  5. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    I was told by a current MD/PhD it CAN be a liability if you do poorly. Make sure to take a practice test before taking the real thing! And usually, I think the general test is what schools are talking about when they say they'd like to see it, but aren't requiring it. The ranges would probably be the same as they are for admission to the graduate program, maybe a little higher, but GRE scores tend to be super-high at most MSTP schools.

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