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JUST FINISHED THE APRIL MCAT 2002!!!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by DZT, Apr 20, 2002.

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  1. DZT

    DZT Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I am about to vomit, the exam was horrendously difficult, and I am am about to tweak. The verbal was 2x as the Kaplan tests; PS was extremely conceptual (no calculations like Kap) but not that easy; BS was more difficult than I expected and a lot of random guesses. Overall, that exam was extremely difficult compared to some of the stuff I have seen on other AAMC's and Kaplans. I was unpleasantly surprised; what did you guys who took the exam thing?

    ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT THING: For those who have taken the exam before, did you do better or worse than you had imagined? Please Enlighten me.

    ===>NB81
     
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  3. Sonic Hedgehog

    Sonic Hedgehog MSTP guru 7+ Year Member

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    NB81 -

    You *ALWAYS* feel worse than you expected. At least that was the case for me... I felt like withdrawing my scores. But the good news is, if it's hard for you... it's likely to be hard for everyone else, and therefore the score gets balanced off that way, and you end up getting a good score -- much better than what you bargained for. So the bottom line is don't worry... save that for when you get your scores back. I'm sure you'll do great though.

    SoNiC
     
  4. Patiently Waiting

    Patiently Waiting Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    You're not alone feeling like a crap post-MCAT.

    I had a total nerve-wrecking experience on my MCAT day last year. I saw myself running out of time on every one of the sub-tests. Because it wasn't my first MCAT taking, I already had a huge pressure on myself to do better, but unlike my practice exams (which I finished most of the questions on time and scored consistently alright). I couldn't rid of the thought that that eaxm was the REAL exam and so I lost several precious minutes worrying rather than focusing on the questions. After the exam, I gave myself a few days to bi*ch and moan and then went on vacations and directed my attention to other stuff til the day my score arrived. I was rather pleasantly surprised to see that I didn't do as badly as expected. The point of my story is that it's very natural for one to feel awful at the end of taking a notorious exam like the MCAT AND there's nothing you gain by fretting over the done-exam, so go out , celebrate the end to the exam for now. Make your next plan when you get a result in June. Good luck!!
     
  5. Kritenoel

    Kritenoel Smile and Wave 7+ Year Member

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    DONE! done done done! (bring on the bottle of wine!!!) I thought this was on par with the stuff I've been doing to study, though I'm staying reserved till I find out how I did!
     
  6. brandonite

    brandonite Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Hey, way to go, all of you! :)

    It brings back memories of a year ago... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />

    I did far better than I though I did, so I'm sure you did fine. I think it's normal...
     
  7. Sm00th13

    Sm00th13 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    The test wasn't very difficult but it wasn't very easy. I had test form "C". The verbal was leaving me blind to the point of darkness. I completed the blasted [email protected]*King section with 30 sec (according to the timer). the PS section left me with no time to look over the work, but on the BS section, I found no problem with (left with 18 min). But then again I coulda bomb this one. Till I get the results, I might as well continue studying the MCAT as if i was gearing for the aug 2002. Hope everyone who took it came out on a positive note. Me and my beers are gonna enjoy this rainy night in NY.
    :cool: :cool:
     
  8. psyche

    psyche Member 7+ Year Member

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    I wouldn't put much stock in your post-MCAT mood as a gauge of how you actually did. I remember feeling pretty relieved after my first MCAT and ended up doing only so-so. The second time was much, much worse. I agonized through the whole thing and didn't even finish the Bio section. After the test, I felt like strangling people who were ready to party, while I felt like slitting my throat. Two months later I found out I did very well, even in Bio. Give yourself a break...you can always take this sucker again.
     
  9. kutastha

    kutastha 2K Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I was completely ambivalent last year at this time. I just felt drained and quite glad it was over. Now, when you start counting 50, 51, 52 etc days, then you start to really worry.
     
  10. mj

    mj Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by nb81:
    <strong>
    ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT THING: For those who have taken the exam before, did you do better or worse than you had imagined? Please Enlighten me.

    ===&gt;NB81</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I did right on what I thought both times I took it. The first time I sucked on PS. I knew it coming out, I messed up my score card and then ran out of time trying to fix it. The second time it still sucked as a test but I thought I did really good and I did. Both times my scores were almost exactly what I thought.

    Other people tell me I'm the exception though. From what I hear most people do better than they think. Either way, you can't change it now. As hard as it is, try to relax. Staying very busy over the next 60 days is the only way to go.

    good luck,
    mj
     
  11. Forensic Chick

    Forensic Chick 10+ Year Member

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    Congrats to the April 2002 survivors!! I felt like crap too. I was glad to see that there weren't too many physics equations on there (I didn't memorize any, luckily). Verbal, if I can say so, was a bitch.

    But, we're done. Very, very, very done.

    I know we don't apply for a while, but I look forward to seeing you guys in med school - fall 2003!! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
  12. gmendese

    gmendese Porn Star 7+ Year Member

    Congrats, guys! Now relax...things will fall into place.
     
  13. daisygirl

    daisygirl woof 15+ Year Member

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    Congrats to all who took the mcat today <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> . Make sure you celebrate and forget that you took the mcat! Here is a bit of advice: Don't chain yourselves to your mailboxes when you are close to the 60 day mark! The waiting is agonizing but remember that the waiting does not stop with your mcat scores, it goes on and on and on...... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" />
     
  14. AntGod22

    AntGod22 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Well I thought today was hard. Verbal was difficult but not as hard as some other practice verbal sections I have taken. My verbal had only one biological type passage everything else seemed to be about why literature sucks asssss!!
    The physical section was alot of chemistry and really didnt have that many calculation formulas.
    The bio was a real bitch I hated all that orgo and friggin immunoglobin crap.
    Well I hope to god i got atleast a 23 or 24. I hope ll my time and effort and money for kaplan has paid off. But until I find out im gonna start studying more for august just in case.
     
  15. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    I remember when my results came for the MCAT. I was out camping (in the deep woods) and wasn't in touch with anyone for about 4 days. When I finally got home, the envelope was already open (it arrived the day I left) and all my friends knew my score already. At least I didn't have that mailbox anxiety. Worked out well for me.
     
  16. ChymeChancellor

    ChymeChancellor Banned Banned

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    :D
     
  17. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Zombie Thread! :eek: :D
     
  18. Schaden Freud

    Schaden Freud MiSanthrope II 2+ Year Member

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    Why was this thread brought to life?

    By the way, if someone opened my scores letter while I was out camping I would ****ing kill them. Yes, I would go to the state penitentiary, but that **** would not fly...
     
  19. LifetimeDoc

    LifetimeDoc EM Attending Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I didn't bring it to life, the poster above me did. :p
     
  20. EddieIndy

    EddieIndy Cardiology Fellow 10+ Year Member

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    Good to know that there was another guy who felt like **** who's now in year 3 of Medical School :)
     
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