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RCSI and MCAT

Discussion in 'UK & Ireland' started by bigchoader, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. bigchoader

    bigchoader Guest

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    In light of recieving MCAT scores, I was wondering, since RCSI is the only school that looks at MCAT, what is about average for acceptance into a 4 year program?
     
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    I believe all the schools look at the MCAT with the exception of Trinity.
     
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    Oh. What was I talking about? Does RCSI not look at it? Anyways, how can I find MCAT averages and stuff like that for those schools?
     
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    RCSI, UCD, and UCC look at the MCAT. Trinity doesn't. No official admissions stats are really available for ABP applicants....check the admissions thread...
     
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    UCC and RSCI require the MCAT I think. UCD will look at it if you have it. At least it used to be that way if it hasn't changed. Average seems to be about 31-32 it seems. Lowest I've heard of someone getting in was with a 28. But maybe people with lower marks don't share them? So apply no matter what you get. You should have a chance somewhere.
     
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    So some one up above said to apply no matter what. I have a 30Q. I want to apply to Ireland and I want to apply to US allo schools. So here are my questions: Is my 30Q with a 3.6 going to be able to get me into a good school over in Ireland? If so, which will I have a decent shot at? Wich are affordable? I am no trustfund guy, but I am not going to pretend like I am broke either (my parents/grandparents will be paying for most of my education). And for those NAns on here, what made you confident that Ireland is what you wanted?
     
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    As someone once told me, nobody really knows what they want 100%.

    Anyhow, your stats are very good. From what I have read, you are definitely a "healthy" applicant. I think you have to do a bit of investigating--reading up on the schools and using SDN as a tool as well. Also, once you are done with applications and this semester's work (if you are in school), plan a trip to Dublin and visit the schools.

    I come from a Central European family and the reason why I find studying medicine abroad so enticing is because of the experience itself--the culture. Of course, getting into a U.S. allo school is great and should be considered, but you must remember that you will be in lockdown for four years, pretty much studying medicine.
    I think what most applicants find so great about Ireland is the quality of the schools---I would compare these schools (UCD, UCC, Trinity) to some of the best in the United States. They make good doctors, not robots.
    Problem-based medicine is only a recent development in the North American curriculum.
    Something comforting in all of this is that you are with your fellow NA's who share the same goals---acing the USMLE's and getting a good residency in the U.S. and Canada.
    Like I said, a lot of this is about taking a chance, and seeing where life leads you.
     
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    I got in with a 28S...don't let the MCAT score limit your potential application pool, in my experience there is very little agreement between success at RCSI and MCAT scores...I've done fine, maybe even a bit better than fine but that's relative right?
     

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