Poliscidoc

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is that really the best option? there are about too many schools to make that even a viable option
131 Medical Schools (but do you have a list that might narrow it down?)

131 Schools
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458.5 Min

Around 7 hours...

So make a list of the schools you want to apply to and then call them
 
Jul 28, 2009
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does any know them by memory? i know GW does.

Very few actually do that. Off the top of my head, only GWU and Tennesse do that I think, most schools take your latest MCAT score regardless of which one is the highest. And a few take the average composite scores (so if you took the MCAT and got a 28 and then a 34, the medical school will average to be 32).
 
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Why would they average it.. so stupid
Don't know - I guess they don't want you to be taking it 5 times in hopes of getting lucky. The schools that average your scores are few though. Most schools simply take your latest MCAT score unless they say otherwise.
 
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I think public schools would be more likely to pick the best scores since they are more numbers oriented.
 
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Are you asking which schools cherry pick the best section scores or best overall score from a given test? For example having a 3/14/5 one time, then a 14/3/6, and then a 3/5/14 the last time to give a score of 42? Or taking the best overall score from each of these which would be 23? Yes, I realize this is an absurd example. I think GWU uses the first method described here, whereas many more medical schools will probably use the second method. I've never heard of a school averaging MCAT scores.