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Lobsided MCAT score people - how did you do this cycle so far???

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Funky, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    It's common knowledge that a well rounded mcat score is great but what about you non well rounded mcat scorers? How did you all do so far this cycle?
     
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  3. Haemulon

    Haemulon Slippery When Wet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I had a very lopsided 30R: 13v, 7p, 10b

    I applied to 12 schools, got 2 interviews, which resulted in one acceptance and one waitlist. I definitely think that my lopsided sub-scores got me screened out of some interviews. But it all worked out in the end :)
     
  4. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    I had a lopsided 30R as well. (12V, 10P, 8B)

    Got five interview invites out of 37 applications. I don't think my MCAT score hurt me as much as the fact that I took it in August. You have to have a better application than me to be complete in mid-October and have it not affect you.
     
  5. damoucci

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    I took august MCAT with lopsided score: 6V, 11P, 12B and RW
    Applied to ten school resulting into five interviews including a top ten med school. I am standing on one acceptance and one waitlist. Hoping for more acceptances
     
  6. Doctor~Detroit

    Doctor~Detroit this poll sux!!! 2+ Year Member

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    well then i'll post a "threat" for you. you're on your way to a ban. stop it.
     
  7. notdeadyet

    notdeadyet Still in California Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    Beat me to it, Dr. D.
     
  8. kdburton

    kdburton Ulnar Deviant 5+ Year Member

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    I had PS-14, VR-9, BS-9 on the August MCAT. My primary wasnt submitted until 10/25. I have had one interview that ended up being an acceptance. Still waiting to hear back from 3 other schools (I applied to 10)
     
  9. doctorsareneat

    doctorsareneat im a new kid 5+ Year Member

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    I also had a lobsided score: 13,11,8.

    I've done better than I ever thought I would- 5 interviews, 5 acceptances :)

    I wish you guys all the luck that I've had!
     
  10. sunflwr85

    sunflwr85 5+ Year Member

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    Mine's lopsided as well: 13V 8B 7P

    So far I've had 3 interviews and am on 3 waitlists. My GPA is strong and I have been complimented regularly on my letters, PS, and activities, so I know that if I end up applying again it will almost definitely be because of my MCAT... But there's still some hope for this year :)
     
  11. drhannibal

    drhannibal Sup 5+ Year Member

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    12 P, 7 V, 11 B

    5 Interview Offers, Went to 3 of them, 2 acceptances and still waiting to hear from 1.

    4 of the interview offers were from state schools (FL). The one out of state was BU.
     
  12. Carmenita79

    Carmenita79 Senior Member 2+ Year Member

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    I have a 7, 11, 12, P, applied in late july... got 3 interviews (2 were OOS, 1 was IS) which resulted in one acceptance and I still waiting on the other two (although I am very content with the acceptance I have).
     
  13. sheepunite

    sheepunite Member 5+ Year Member

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    9 PS 15V 12BS

    doing ok.
    interviewed at 7.
    WL at 3.
    accepted to 2.
    waiting to hear from the other 2.
     
  14. BigRedPremed

    BigRedPremed Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    It's good to hear that people with lopsided MCAT scores can have success too :)
     
  15. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    15 on verbal? That is AMAZING!
     
  16. munnabhai

    munnabhai Junior Member 2+ Year Member

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    ... and I got my highest verbal scores when I made cool bubble designs on the answer sheet...

    congrats though
     
  17. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    congrats to all you lobsidies! (that's our designation from now on)
     
  18. w00tz

    w00tz 10+ Year Member

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    Labtop?
     
  19. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    Also, remember that >75% of people with lopsided MCAT that got into good schools are URMs (Latinos, Blacks)
     
  20. Ihateverbal

    Ihateverbal 7+ Year Member

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    hey! I have a severely lo(b)sided MCAT score too..and not a URM...but I have not received my first acceptance yet...only have 4 interviews..so who knows?
     
  21. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    this is a pretty terrible generalization that has no proof whatsoever
     
  22. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

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    Don't believe me and apply. See what happens, esp if you are East or South Asian. :cool:
     
  23. beegeforty4

    beegeforty4 Water is hydrophilic. 10+ Year Member

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    How do you know if yours is lopsided? I have 8BS, 9VR, and 12PS...it doesn't seem lopsided to me because I'm a moron in Biology, I read good, and I love chemistry...
     
  24. sheepunite

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    hmmm. i'm east asian.
     
  25. Ihateverbal

    Ihateverbal 7+ Year Member

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    im east asian too..
     
  26. MrBurns10

    MrBurns10 Excellent, Smithers Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    Caucasian guy in my class got a 7 in verbal (31 overall), and he's doing quite well for himself now at a well-regarded school. He might not be East or South Asian, but he's certainly not URM.
     
  27. Stolenspatulas

    Stolenspatulas 2+ Year Member

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    Again. If you weren't hot, you'd be banned.
     
  28. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    the new trolling defense is apparently a hot avatar :p
     
  29. arsenewenger

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    you have a mind of a 5yr old!
     
  30. Haemulon

    Haemulon Slippery When Wet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    You don't know what your talking about. Count me as yet another one that got in with a lopsided MCAT and is not an URM. You are implying that 3/4 of the people posting in this thread with their sucess stories are URM. That's just bunk.
     
  31. Kfire326

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    7v, 11p, 11b, P-writing

    5 interview offers 3 acceptances, 1 waitlist, 1 declination
     
  32. iwannagomed

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    after having gone thru this process with such an unbalanced mcat score, i realized the importance of applying broadly...

    u never know how diff schools analyze these scores...

    and looking at ur list of schools, i'd say that ur on the right track...

    good luck!!!
     
  33. gotmeds?

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    You know, you're right. You might as well not apply. I don't mean "you," in general, I mean specifically, you.
     
  34. instigata

    instigata 10+ Year Member

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    hardly :barf:
     
  35. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I had a lopsided MCAT:

    PS 11, V 9, BS 12

    I've had multiple DO acceptances and multiple MD interviews (waitlists and a few decisions pending, only one rejection)

    Only one interviewer has asked me about my Verbal score...
     
  36. littlephiLLy

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    13p 9v 9b --> 31Q

    three interviews.. no responses yet. praying for a miracle!
     
  37. Ladyfingers

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    I am not an URM and have 3 acceptances out of the 4 interviews I chose to go to. I applied to 13 schools and received 10 interviews (though after my first acceptance decided to withdraw from pretty much everywhere).

    MCAT:

    14PS
    13B
    8V
    P-writing

    and no one asked me about my verbal score
     
  38. samwise2

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    I am white as they come...;)
    9V 12P 11B

    Apply 25
    Interview 7
    Acceptance 6 Waitlist 1

    Keep the faith loppies and let's stay off the case of the URMs, m'kay?:smuggrin:
     
  39. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

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    agreed :)
    they made a whole separate forum for that
     
  40. ItOnlyTakesOne

    ItOnlyTakesOne un.be.lieve.able 2+ Year Member

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    I might beat you there.....my 10th grade history teacher told me I was the poster child for the aryan race (hmmm...wonder how fast she'd get sued if she said that now?)

    Anyway, I'm a loppie, or whatever our name is now :p ,
    12V, 10B, 8P, Q - I thought it was nice that they were all even numbers :oops:

    and totally living up to my name right now, one interview, one acceptance, still waiting on 5 schools.
     
  41. arnee005

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    7V, 10B, 13P....30M....2 interviews, 1 waitlist, 1 rejection

    I called all the schools I applied to and asked if they have specific cutoffs for each section and although they said they didnt, it is apparent that they really do.

    Some of you that got interviews/acceptances at schools with sub 8 scores, what schools did you apply to? Thanks
     
  42. Ihateverbal

    Ihateverbal 7+ Year Member

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    I have a sub-8 verbal score...and have 4 interviews..
    I'm from CA and also have one from a UC...couldn't believe my eyes

    Oh, not URM
     
  43. cherrie

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    14 PS, 13 BS, 9 VR. I had 5 interviews (3 acceptances, 2 waitlists) but I think my low GPA was a deterring factor.
     
  44. Gunslinger

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    32R

    8vr
    11BS
    13PS

    17 primaries...15 secondaries...3 interviews...2 acceptances+1 waitlist.
     
  45. Blondnuttyboy

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    yeah..ihateverbal..what schools did you apply to??

    what would be some good choices with a sub-8 verbal?
     
  46. Ihateverbal

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    i pvted you
     
  47. Ihateverbal

    Ihateverbal 7+ Year Member

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    Seriously...a lopsided MCAT score is not 12, 11, 9 (that's a really good score)

    a lopsided MCAT score is when you have two sections above a 10 and one section below a 8....that's what you call lopsided.

    Just my two cents.
     
  48. neuroneurd

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    7V, 11P, 12B = 30 S
    6 interviews: 1 acceptance, 2 waitlists, 1 still waiting, 2 withdrew post interview

    I'm from CA (one interview was at a UC) and white.

    Good luck to everyone with a lopsided MCAT!
     
  49. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member


    I was by no means complaining, and I am very happy with my score and I didn't mean to come off like it was holding me back.

    I just thought 2 and 3 point differences between the various sections was worth note.
     
  50. cal_girl

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    I had a very lobsided score too. 14 6 12. Out of 30 applications, 10 invites, 3 from top 10. I finished my secondaries around late October.
    It definitely screwed me up at some schools, but I limit myself only to those schools which accept my VR score as well. It works out at the end. ;)
     

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