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How do people feel after taking the MCAT

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by DrCaliBoy, Aug 9, 2013.

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  1. DrCaliBoy

    DrCaliBoy 2+ Year Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    I just took my test and I dont feel good about it but some people say that's normal, I wanted to see what the general consensus in SDN was.
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  3. Entadus

    Entadus Happy on 5-HT 7+ Year Member

    Aug 12, 2008
    Go to the MCAT forum and read the thread for your test date. You can overanalyze and stress out over there. :thumbup::smuggrin:
  4. kmp0410

    kmp0410 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    Its very normal to not feel good.

    I felt...just like I did after every practice test. Which is pretty unsure. Could be a 27, could be a 35. While this sounds nerve racking, I took solace in this because I was scoring 32's, so I just hoped I did like I did...and I did (32).

    But its a brutal month wait, so just get off SDN.
  5. sworzeh

    sworzeh Crazy Rabbit Lady 5+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    I felt good and scored 2 points over my average. *shrugs* It honestly felt better than any of my practice tests.
  6. Narmerguy

    Narmerguy Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 14, 2007
    Haha this is true. I felt pretty terrible after mine and scored 4 points above my average. Some people feel great and do horribly, some people feel horrible and do horribly. I wouldn't worry or think about it, as much as that's possible.
  7. jk1006

    jk1006 2+ Year Member

    May 21, 2013
    I felt terrible
    thought i did horrendous

    got a 34

    feelings are fickle
  8. Sabate

    Sabate Wingnut 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2013
    How you feel is a terrible approximation of how you did. Get off the tubes and enjoy the fact you can't do anything about it until your score posts.
  9. username456789

    username456789 7+ Year Member

    May 24, 2009
    1 syllable away from a haiku. So close.
  10. yehhhboiii

    yehhhboiii ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Banned Account on Hold

    Apr 5, 2012
    Felt awful. Nearly canceled my score at the end of the test. Got a 37
  11. SpartanWolverine

    SpartanWolverine Rads or Bust 2018 Bronze Donor 5+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2012
    I felt like I performed at an average level (i.e., I expected to score right around my practice test average).

    I knew there were several passages that I struggled with, but I also felt like my timing was spot on and was really happy that I didn't have to rush anything. I left feeling that I was as happy as I could realistically hope being (having just taken the MCAT)

    My practice-test average was a 30-33, and I got a 36 on the real thing.
  12. IncognitoGuy

    IncognitoGuy life of leisure 5+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    First time - felt awful. Scored 5 points lower than my average.

    Second time - felt great. Scored my average.
  13. PreMedRookie


    Feb 9, 2013
    Out West
    I felt terrible! I literally missed the last page of questions on PS and had to guess on all four of them with like ten seconds to go.

    The day before the scores came out I almost purchased new MCAT study material. I literally scored 4 to 5 points higher than the best case scenario I came up with in my head.

    I felted like I bombed the PS section and scored 2 points higher on it than any of my practice tests.
  14. freakingoutabit

    freakingoutabit 2+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I cried on the way home. Got a 34.
  15. Eaglefan

    Eaglefan 2+ Year Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    strong username to post status
  16. hunterjumper14

    hunterjumper14 7+ Year Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I went as far as betting my dad $200 that I got an 8 or lower on VR. I ended up getting a 10 on the section. :naughty:

    I almost voided, and now I will be matriculating in a week. I think a lot of people feel downright terrible after taking the MCAT.
  17. freakingoutabit

    freakingoutabit 2+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2012
    I know. I used to be so laid back, and then I decided to go to med school.

  18. chillaxbro

    chillaxbro 5+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2012
    I felt pretty bad but I ended up doing well
    You don't have to get every question right, just more than the other people who took the test :)
  19. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 5+ Year Member

    ... like I needed a drink... or ten...
  20. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 MS4 2+ Year Member

    May 29, 2013
    I felt like crap... thought i got maybe a standard deviation below my average... ended up 1 over my average. Some people feel differently and get different outcomes. Does not seem to be a way to tell.
  21. BlueLabel

    BlueLabel 5+ Year Member

    May 6, 2012
    Same. However, I knew I kinda lucked out because my organic Qs were mostly softballs.

    After my test I immediately bought a 6-pack of Rolling Rock and then passed out before drinking any of them.
  22. Maeby Funke

    Maeby Funke 5+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Same here. I was mostly worried about biology which had always been my best section but killed me on the real thing. I ended up with an 11 in bio, which is the lowest I have ever scored, but I was pretty happy to get the same in verbal after struggling to break 10 for so long.
  23. Helixkam


    Jan 28, 2013
    I didnt feel too great, really numb and just relieved it was over, i wasnt sure how I did, I had to leave questions blank and didnt even have time to finish some but ended up getting a surprise and getting a good score. So dont stress about it!
  24. calgirl1234

    calgirl1234 2+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2011
    I think when you take a practice mcat test, you see your score immediately after so you don't have time to dwell on the questions you missed and stress out abou it. So maybe thats why everyone always feels like they did a lot worse on the real thing?
  25. KinesiologyNerd

    KinesiologyNerd 5+ Year Member

    Aug 16, 2012
    Anytown, USA
    Better than taking a leak after a long night of drinking, but for better or worse I'm just not a worrier.
  26. QrtrLifeCrisis

    QrtrLifeCrisis 2+ Year Member

    Dec 14, 2010
    New York, NY
    It feels terrible. What's worse is the month long wait.

    Just look at your AAMC average if you really need a trustworthy approximation of how you did.
  27. TheBossDoctor

    TheBossDoctor 2+ Year Member

    Aug 14, 2011
    How did I feel? Like having several drinks, partying, and getting wasted. All of which I did. My brain was way too tired to even think about how I did.

    But the next day, I wrote down my predictions for my score on each section. When my actual score came out a month later, it turned out that my predictions were spot on accurate for each section :D
  28. circulus vitios

    circulus vitios 7+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2008
    I was in a literal daze immediately after I finished the test. I tried going out the wrong door to the exit.

    I felt like crap once I got home. I scored a 29. My average across 6 or 7 practice tests was a 31 (min 28, max 33.)
  29. username456789

    username456789 7+ Year Member

    May 24, 2009
    It used to be a two month wait back when I took it (on paper). Talk about nerve wracking.

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