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MCAT value in regards to the rest of the AMCAS app?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Dr. Gigglez, Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Dr. Gigglez

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    hey guys,

    was just wondering what's a safe minimum mcat score for my friend to get if he has a 3.48 GPA overall, with a crappy science GPA, with awesome everything else (ex. activities, letters, essays)?

    would a less than 30 hurt him really really really bad?
     
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    uhh..."crappy" has a large range.
     
  3. Brandon81081

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    I have a similar question.. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. The average MCAT score of those accepted for the school i will be applying to is 27 yeah its low... but its louisiana..go figure. Everything on my application is perfect...besides the fact i've never shadowed a doctor or even worked at a hospital. Whats the minimum score on the mcat i should get inorder to be considered for an interview at the least?
     
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    crappy as in B's & C's with one A- in animal physiology lab? :D
     
  5. Sol Rosenberg

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    I would say that with a 3.48 overall, and a (< 3.0 BCPM GPA) that an MCAT < 30 would definitely hurt his application. To what extent depends upon a lot of things.

    I guess another way to look at it is that your friend should be looking for a stellar MCAT to make it look like he really learned the material despite his poor GPA. If he has an average/below average MCAT score, his low GPA would be further validated as "truly" low by the low MCAT score.

    JMHO.
     
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