MCATS and Residency

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  1. simpleton

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    Here's a question for those who have gone throught the process of applying to residency programs: Does the application ask for MCAT scores?? Do any of the residency programs ask about them or even care? Is there a paper trail from the residency programs back to your MCAT score?
    Thanks in advance for answers to these questions!!
     
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    Generally most programs do NOT ask for MCAT scores. However, some of the more competitive ones (ie., some of the integrated Plastics residencies) DO. Varies from program to program.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thank you Kimberli. I was wondering because I have been acepted to med school but was wondering if I should retake my MCAT for the purpose of having a better set of scores to better myself for residency days.
     
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    Wouldn't bother. Your USMLE scores will be significantly more important in the long run, even for programs that do ask for MCAT scores.

    Best of luck to you.
     

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