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List your MCAT and SAT...

I want to see the correlation...
 

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Are you going to begin? Incidentally there are old threads about this same topic...
 
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1200 is 26
1300 28-30
1400 32-35
1500 34+

Does this look about right
 

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No telling. I think there is a rough correlation, but not that exact. It's funny, because I was arguing the other way in another thread. I just don't think the correlation is that close to 1.

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visualwealth said:
1200 is 26
1300 28-30
1400 32-35
1500 34+

Does this look about right
I have no clue. It said 97 percentile on the form,whatever that is on SAT. I would imagine it is higher than a 1300.
 

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Why not just look up the correlation. Why do you care anyway, if you want to know what you expect to get on the MCAT take a practice test and see what you get, that will give you the best idea. Of course if you arent prepared for it you will get a much lower score than you would get if you were prepared.

Why are people so impressed with correlations? Over the years there has been a strong correlation between the increases in the national debt and the number of hairs there are on my ass, probably stronger than the SAT/MCAT correlation, does this impress you to? Does this mean that shaving my ass is going to help the economy?

I scored above average on SAT but high on MCAT. I used to have a short attention span but over the years I have greatly improved my ability to focus for long periods of time.
 

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ACT: 28 (93rd percentile)
MCAT: 30 (80th percentile)

hmmm...I'm just speculating but I think some peeps may have gotten weeded out along the way. :)

I doubt there's any direct correlation.
 

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So, I did better percentile-wise on the MCAT despite years of drinking my brain cells away. :)
 

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I think beer must have helped me along the way . . . . .
 

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SAT 1580 (1999) 1x
MCAT 11 11 11. (2003) 1x
Bah, not that either of these has helped me out of waitlist purgatory.
 

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sat - 1420
mcat - 34


definetely no correlation however. good luck trying to develop one.
 

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who studies for the SAT anyways

SAT: 1480
MCAT: 35
 

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SAT: 1110 (50th percentile)
MCAT: 30 (80th percentile)
No correlation whatsoever.
 

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Here's an article which a group of abstracts, two of which deal with this topic:

http://www.naahp.org/abstract_fourflat.htm

Here's a good quote from a pre-med website:

"4. Is there any way to predict what sort of scores I will have on the MCAT?
Yes, look at your SATs! The best correlation we have seen between MCAT and any other achievement is between the MCAT and the SAT scores. In fact, of the schools that do not require MCAT scores, ALL require the SATs. We have seen the exceptional student with modest SATs achieve strong MCAT scores however"

http://www.albany.edu/advisement/prehealth/healthfaq.htm
 

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All it tells you is whether you're a good test-taker or not. I tend to have good standardized test scores but awful grades (especially on exams with open-end questions).

On third year on rotations, I'll have to ask the resident to give me the question in multiple choice format, otherwise I'm guaranteed to get it wrong. Very inconvenient.
 

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Lets see, I took the SAT three times:
Verbal Math
540 680
540 730
570 670

So my best was the second time, a 1270. My verbals were between 64th and 79th percentile, and my maths were between like 90-95th. Overall, nothing to be proud of....


My ACT... 28 English (93rd Percentile), 32 Math (99th), 31 Reading (94th), and 34 Science (99th), to total a 32 (98th)...

So I took the MCAT twice. Once without studying, I guess there may be a correlation with that score and with my SATs. I got a 27, which is 59.1-65.3 percentile.

The second time I took the MCAT, I studied for it. That score more correlates with the percentile for the ACT. I got a 35, which is 94.7-96.3 percentile.



But thats just dumb luck. :)
 

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blz said:
who studies for the SAT anyways

SAT: 1480
MCAT: 35
I did. It must have helped a lot. SAT 1530.
I didn't take an MCAT course, but I think my MCAT score is more reflective of my actual intelligence/learning ability. I got a 33
 

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Big step up for me. Most people on this board seem to have also improved from SAT to MCAT.
 

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this is kinda funny.. I'd like to see a correlation too... OP, u better make some kinda t-test or some chart....

SAT: 1310
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SAT 1580 (1999) 1x
MCAT 11 11 11. (2003) 1x
Bah, not that either of these has helped me out of waitlist purgatory.
A 33 MCAT and all waitlists? Either yer a horrible, horrible person, or I feel bad for ya! I know how it is, but thankfully I got accepted. Did you only apply to top schools? Either way, I'm sure you will get in off waitlist. Or else your a horrible, horrible person. :D
 

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A 33 MCAT and all waitlists? Either yer a horrible, horrible person, or I feel bad for ya! I know how it is, but thankfully I got accepted. Did you only apply to top schools? Either way, I'm sure you will get in off waitlist. Or else your a horrible, horrible person. :D

Heh, well aside from punting puppies and stealing lollipops from infants, I think I'm just a mediocre villain. :smuggrin:

Anyways, I'm accepted at a few schools, just in waitlist purgatory at the schools I'd prefer. I guess that just makes me a horrible whiny ingrate. :(
 

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visualwealth said:
1200 is 26
1300 28-30
1400 32-35
1500 34+

Does this look about right
No, because I don't know hardly anyone who scored over a 31 on the ACT, but I know people who scored 1500s and even 1600s.
 

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DarkFark said:
SAT 1420 (700V/720M)
MCAT 37 (12V/12P/13B/Q)

Big step up for me. Most people on this board seem to have also improved from SAT to MCAT.
Probably cuz we didn't give a rip about the SAT/ACT because they're not very important.

I'll bite, I guess.

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in my own extensive analyses of MCAT correlations with other factors, ive found the best correlation (p value .003) with what one orders at chipotle. here are the highlights:

vegie burrito with guacamole and corn salsa: 13 verbal average
barbacoa: dont even bother with the bio section
carnitas, hot salsa, lettuce: median combined score of 42
 

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I didn't really prepare for the SAT.
 

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SAT scores would be better related to MCAT scores if all SAT takers put forth a similar amount of prep effort as all the MCAT takers.
 

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TheProwler said:
No, because I don't know hardly anyone who scored over a 31 on the MCAT, but I know people who scored 1500s and even 1600s.
I agree. I know many people in the 1300 and 1400s on the SAT and didnt break 30 on the MCAT.
 

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to spice things up a bit:

GRE: 2090 (before the new analytical)

MCAT: 29 (took it cold)

I never heard of studying for a standardized test before I took the MCAT.

Lots of correlation between my other three. Maybe if I had studied for the MCAT..... :)
 

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:oops: I feel so inferior to y'all with 35+ MCATS....oh well doesn't matter anyway. We're all gonna be docs sooner or later. :)
 

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Assume, the line is not linear at the end points (L.O.L) because you don't get 14 MCAT points for not taking the SAT. Also assume the hight end point is corresponds to a slightly higher MCAT score than predicted.
 

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AStudent said:
I did a quick excel. This is what I got: http://www.msu.edu/~boneadam/sdnmcatvssat.xls

y =.0139x + 14.688

y = mcat score
x = sat score ( or act score x 44.4)


Try it and see if you get about your MCAT score.
Using your equation with a 1260 SAT score, I got a 32.202 MCAT score (which I realize isn't possible). I actually got a 33 on the MCAT so very close.
 

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Thinking about it now I think the graph should have a slope of ~x^3 because the graph rises exp. from 0, levels off for awhile, then exp. increases again so that the slope at (1600,45) = .0281

But the linear line is a good approximation, so long as you realize n only equals about 20.
 

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AStudent said:
Thinking about it now I think the graph should have a slope of ~x^3 because the graph rises exp. from 0, levels off for awhile, then exp. increases again so that the slope at (1600,45) = .0281
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im just going to go out on a limb here and assume you do not have a girlfriend...
 

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You're right. I don't.

I have a fiancée.

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im just going to go out on a limb here and assume you do not have a girlfriend...
 

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Dude, that is a horribly statistically inaccurate graph! But its all done in the name of fun :)
 

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Plus, it also depends on whether you took a class like Kaplan or not.