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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yeasureyoubetcha, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. yeasureyoubetcha

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    Does anyone know which allopathic schools specifically do not screen MCAT scores/subsection scores and observe a holistic applicant analysis in he truest sense?
     
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    How low of an MCAT are we talking about here
     
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    505 composite, Chem, bio, psych were all good. 122 in CARS
     
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    I'm not doing a Caribbean school. So I'm looking for recommendations other than that. I am also applying DO, but would prefer MD.
     
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    Then DO or retake are your options
     
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    If you're from a fortunate state such as FL, where FSU averages your MCAT, then you're in luck. If not, a 505 is indeed difficult for MD schools. Unless you are URM/LGBTQ, that matters too.
     
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    I'd be happy to experiment for 4 years if it meant securing an acceptance :)
     
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    Not URM/LGBTQ. But am non traditional with unique experiences and full-time biopharma job.
     
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    Well 505 isn't too absurdly low. If you're GPAs are good and your non-trad experiences are solid you can try and apply broadly, IMO. But a retake if this cycle doesn't work out could be in order.
     
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    I'd be MUCH more worried about the 122 CARS than the 505 overall(which can work at a number of lower tiers with a strong overall app)

    There was a thread last week about can you get into verbal with a 7. Consensus was its possible but rather difficult. Gonnif directly said that would be essentially an automatic reject at many schools and a huge red flag at most if not all.

    A 505 isn't even a 7. We are talking 6 territory. It is rather rare that kind of subsection will work for MDs. Even those with very strong apps with 6's on a verbal will in a large number of cases be out of luck. And yes, there will be schools that screen out a 6(and no they many won't tell you explicitly). A 6 in verbal can work for DO's with an otherwise solid app.

    But if you aren't applying this cycle and want the MD a re-take absolutely needs to be in order.
     
    #11 GrapesofRath, Aug 25, 2015
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