I am reapplying to medical school...got one interview last year from my state school but didnt get it. My stats were:
Overall GPA 3.6
Science GPA: 3.4
MCAT: 8,8,8 24Q
I recently took the march MCAT and got a 25Q 10P 9B and a freaking 6V...my practice scores were 28-30 and I dont know what happened in verbal. I want to do primary care so I have no qualms with applying to DO schools. I am just wondering if I have any possible chance at an MD school? I have worked as a medical assistant for 3 years and gained a lot of clinical experience and shadowing that way (with both MD and DO physicians); did research with pending publication; lots of volunteering in coaching sports and working with terminally ill kids; and completed my university's Honors Program. I wasn't sure if that 6 automatically screens me out from all MD schools.
Anyone got into medical school with a 25 MCAT? I am hopefully but at the same time realistic. I know I should take it again and probably will next year. Should I apply early anyways this coming summer?
Your clinical experience or volunteering doesn't matter, with a 25 mcat you're a liability. A surprising number of students flunk out of med school, repeat a year, "take a year off," etc. School's hate it. They take it really seriously. Likewise you should take the MCAT seriously. Set aside 3-4 months and really buckle down if you want to do this. If you can't ace the MCAT then you're doomed for Step 1, and probably the COMLX (?) thing too.
i think i have stronger ECs...however, in terms of DO schools, i would like to go to Western. is a 25 mcat competitive for that school? Or should I post this in the DO thread?