MCAT Total or Sub-Sections

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Jun 14, 2016
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Hi everyone,

So I'm a newb when it comes to applying to Med in the US (not from there), and I was just wondering, do adcoms tend to care more about an applicant's MCAT total, or do they also look at the subsections? I ask because I have written the MCAT twice, the first time 505, and the second time 514. While I was happy with my second total score, it is rather unbalanced: 130/124/129/131. Would someone like this also be at a disadvantage for any American MD school because this is a re-write?

I feel like this question has been answered numerous times, sorry if this is a repeat