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OK, but this happened TWICE. The MCAT isn't a punch card that gets you a free burrito. Don't look for a reason for it to be okay that you did poorly. Look for things you can fix about yourself and fix them.Yes my knowledge of the MCAT content is on the weaker side but I know the actual reason for that low score. I did not study as much as I should have, did not have a rigorous plan that I could follow everyday and frankly slacked off quite a bit. Combined with working 40 hours a week, it lead to very poor preparation for the test.
Full lengths are not content review. Leave full lengths alone. Doing full lengths uses up your full lengths, which are in limited quantity. Save full lengths until the last month of prep since you've already taken the real thing.I recently came across SN2ed's 3 or 4 month intense study plan on SDN's MCAT forums (which includes EK1001 books as well as Berkeley Review). Because of this I'm going to try to quit my job and spend quite a bit of time simply understanding the concepts and working through Full Lengths. I believe the scores I got do not represent my true ability since I did not dedicate my entire self to the MCAT preparation. Now that I am backed into a corner I have no choice but to step up. (If you have any recommendations for a different rigorous prep program, please let me know)
No.With that being said I plan on taking the MCAT in May with my results available sometime in June. Do you think I could be competitive at legitimate SMPs with a score that comes out so late (assuming a good score)
Yes.or should I wait to apply for SMPs the year after?
Huge mistake to do that. Med school apps are also not a burrito punch card.In either case I would prefer to apply to MD/DO this June.
Yes I'd mind, since I spent so much time creating content for the benefit of those looking for it, right here in this forum, and since there are threads for most programs with commentary from current students, right here in this forum. Top link in the stickies.I am actually also interested in a 2 year masters program that can give me a strong chance to get into a DO program. Would you mind telling me which schools offer such a program or point me in the right direction?