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I just got my MCAT score....need advice!

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by chintu, Oct 19, 2002.

  1. chintu

    chintu Senior Member
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    Hey guys
    I am new to this forum. I just got my mcat score by mail: 11B 12P 6V L; I know, 6V is pretty rough, however english is not my first language. I am a biochem major at UNC and have a 3.8 overall and 3.85 sci. GPA. Done research for 2 yrs, and volunteered at few hospitals and elementary school. Do you guys think I have a shot at any med school cus from many sources i've heard that verbal is the most imp. section on mcat. I don't think taking mcat again will improve my verbal score by much. Should I apply with my current score? What are my chances? Any suggestions appreciated! thanks
     
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  3. Dr. Don

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    hey chintu, although that verbal might cause some problems for top 10 schools, there are plenty of schools (personally I know USC, UCLA-DREW) that will love to take qualified students like yourself, who definitely show that they can handle the science curriculum, but for whatever reason (in your case, English as a second language, is a damn good reason!) get a low verbal. Good luck and just apply to a wide range of schools and you should be fine.
     
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    hey man totall ydont owrry abou tyour score, english is my first and ONLY language and i got a 6 the first time!! with same science scores as you, so for someone who is not first english .. your totaly fine, a 6 for u is like an 11 for a 1st lang. speaker.. your fine and in somewhere dont sweat it! congrats on the solid score
     
  5. Mudd

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    no way DW, i'ze got a six too also. DW is so rite on wit hes advise to. listin to dw abut this, hee noes a lot of thing.
     
  6. DW

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    AHEM!!!!! I am the ONLY "DW" around here!!!! :mad:

    anyway, chintu, i think you'll be able to get in somwhere if you right good essays and present yourself well. once again, make sure you apply to a good number of schools (15ish) and a wide range of higher and lower ranked schools. you'll most likely have good luck at the "low mcat friendly" schools (GW, Drexel, etc), but you never know: a kid in my p chem class from the dominican rep who had difficulty with english until college got a 8 on verbal (with really high scores in the sciences of course) and goes to Baylor med right now. I know, sample size=1, but hope that anecdote gives you some hope
     
  7. tBw

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    I'm sorry DW, I don't normally 'pick' but this just cracked me up.... :laugh:
     
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    last april I got 7V, 11P, 12B, and M WS, and didn't get accepted anywhere except D.O. school, but my gpa sucked, so you might have better chance then me.
     
  9. Raptor

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    So it is possible to have a low mcat and still get into medical school.
     
  10. DW

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    ahh, damn you boy wonder!! now i'm going to have to start picking through all your prior posts for silly typos!! GRAMMAR MAVEN!!!!! :)
     
  11. i actually didnt see that until u brought it up :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: geez :rolleyes: english lessons on SDN!
     
  12. UCLA2000

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    Make sure to stress that enlish is not your first language and you should be ok.
     

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