Mcat this Year! Apply next year?

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RedC5

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I am taking MCAT this august but plan to apply to med schools next year. Are there any negative consequences for taking this route or do I need to take MCAT same year as I am applying?

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Harry
 

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From what I understand, your scores can be used for 3 years and I don't see why you'd be at a disadvantage applying 10 months after you take it...
 

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Actually, it'd be an advantage because if you don't do so well, you can retake it in April and you'll still be able to apply early.
 

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Originally posted by RedC5
I am taking MCAT this august but plan to apply to med schools next year. Are there any negative consequences for taking this route or do I need to take MCAT same year as I am applying?

Thanks,
Harry

Harry, I plan on doing the same thing. I am taking the MCAT in August 2004. Then I will either do some postbac work or an MPH program. Then in June 2005, I will apply for medical school. My reasoning is that I can get the MCAT out of the way when I dont have other classes to worry about (although I am working full time). Then I can give 100% to the MCAT and 100% to my classes. Hopefully this will work in my favor.

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RedC5

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Thanks for the quick replys,

I am taking 3 classes this semester and preparing for mcats no to mention 9+ hrs of volunteering. So even if I didn't do well on MCATs in august, I will retake them next april.
 

confewshz

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Originally posted by RedC5
Thanks for the quick replys,

I am taking 3 classes this semester and preparing for mcats no to mention 9+ hrs of volunteering. So even if I didn't do well on MCATs in august, I will retake them next april.

That is another advantage. If you need to retake, you can do so in April and still have a complete application early in the application cycle. :D
 

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I am doing the same thing, its tough with working 60+ hours a week in a lab, and taking classes. This way, once this test is out of the way, you can get all of your applications done early, and not have to worry about taking the test, and doing the application at the same time.
 
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