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MCAT Accommodation Success

non-trad67

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I am a non-traditional, re-applicant who just gained admission to one of the top 5 medical schools in the country. I took the MCAT three times- the final time with accommodations for a visual disability which increased my MCAT score significantly.
There was little information or advice on SDN (or the rest of the internet) on applying for and receiving accommodations for the MCAT. I wanted to offer my advice to any applicants interested in applying for accommodations, or applying to medical school, with a disability. The process is long and confusing, but well-worth it to level the playing field!
Feel free to PM me for any private questions as well.
 
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THIS is wonderful for you to do. I can say that for many of my students with disabilities it has been more challenging for people to navigate AAMC's system to get extended time than it should be, but with patience and diligence, they managed to do it. Your help in this matter, by way of PM, is a godsend. Thank you!
 

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THIS is wonderful for you to do. I can say that for many of my students with disabilities it has been more challenging for people to navigate AAMC's system to get extended time than it should be, but with patience and diligence, they managed to do it. Your help in this matter, by way of PM, is a godsend. Thank you!
Thank you! If you have any students who need assistance, please send them my way!
 
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I am a non-traditional, re-applicant who just gained admission to one of the top 5 medical schools in the country. I took the MCAT three times- the final time with accommodations for a visual disability which increased my MCAT score significantly.
There was little information or advice on SDN (or the rest of the internet) on applying for and receiving accommodations for the MCAT. I wanted to offer my advice to any applicants interested in applying for accommodations, or applying to medical school, with a disability. The process is long and confusing, but well-worth it to level the playing field!
Feel free to PM me for any private questions as well.
I am trying to PM you about this! I am a non-traditional applicant applying for accomodations. I have had these accommodations for over 10+ years with multiple evaluations (including recent ones) yet I am getting very worried by how often the committee denies individuals with very valid and legitimate disabilities. Could I message you for advice?
 

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Anyone here with MTBI and history of accommodations in their post bacc/undergrad that got MCAT accommodations? Also anyone succeed in getting a standing desk with a physical injury that makes sitting for hours impossible?
Not exactly- I didn't do a post-bacc, and my undergrad accommodations were unrelated to the accommodations I received on the MCAT.
 

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@non-trad67 I can’t PM you, but I’m wondering if you have advice on the format of the report. I’m concerned that my evaluator hasn’t included enough recent information. They basically combined my recent test scores with an old evaluation (which, as a result, isn’t very accurate).
Hey!
Sorry about that, I'll PM you
 

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Thank you for offering this help to others. MCAT Accommodations are some of the hardest to get and usually end up in a war of attrition. If you ever end up writing a general thoughts/advice thread, kindly send it my way so I can use it as a resource for my future students :)

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