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Recent MCAT verbal section

jbrush

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    congrats to everyone who just received their score on the most recent mcat. i was just wondering how important it is to have consistent scores across the 3 sections. i scored a 12 in physical, a 12 in biological and a 9 in verbal. is this going to seriously hurt my chances? can a well articulated personal statement eliminate or at least alleviate the importance placed on a poor verbal score? any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    RayhanS1282

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      Congrats on the great BS and PS score. Verbal is the most difficult section (in my opinion) on the MCAT. I think the score altogether will get your foot in the door (interviews) and if the verbal score comes up then explain it as you had posted "in an articulate manner". If I were you I wouldn't retake. More info on your other stuff, i.e. GPA, ECs might help other people respond to your thread.

      FYI, 9 is not a horrible score for verbal.
       
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      JustBreathe

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        People are probably going to ream me or call me a troll for asking this, but oh well. I am genuinely curious. My breakdown is 11PS, 13VR, 14BS (R on WS). Are adcoms going to care that my PS score is lower than the other two sections? It just doesn't seem very balanced to me, and I'd like to apply to some top 20 schools...
         

        perfectmoment

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          JustBreathe said:
          People are probably going to ream me or call me a troll for asking this, but oh well. I am genuinely curious. My breakdown is 11PS, 13VR, 14BS (R on WS). Are adcoms going to care that my PS score is lower than the other two sections? It just doesn't seem very balanced to me, and I'd like to apply to some top 20 schools...

          oh man. it's all over for you now. with a PS score as low as that, you may as well abandon any and all med dreams you've got. i would recommend you rethink your career plans and go back to carpentry school.



          in fact, there isn't even any point in living any longer, with a 38R. you may as well end your life.

          kill yourself.
           

          TheMightyAngus

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            JustBreathe said:
            Hey, I'm female! I have a 4.0 at a small private school (psychology/biology double major). It's not that I thought the PS score was low, just that the three sections might be seen as unbalanced.

            Well, seeing that you have a 4.0 as a biology and psychology major. Such asymmetry in your MCAT might reflect badly since obviously they might assume that your knowledge of physical sciences just get a freaking life and quit whining.
             
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