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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nitemagi, Oct 18, 2001.

  1. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Ok, got the scores back last night. Decent. Maybe a little above decent. My real question is the cutoff qualifications for really good schools. Am I screwed with a verbal 9? I got a Phys 11 and Bio 12.
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  3. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    Wow, first time I've seen someone with the exact same scores as me. I don't think you're screwed although a 9 is not the greatest. How was your writing sample? If you got a T or something that may make you look a little better. Anyway I only took it once and I'm okay with these scores. I decided to apply and I've already received 2 interviews (not from top schools though). So bottom line, you should be fine to get into "a" medical school with these scores especially if the rest of your application is good. However if you're concerned about getting into a particularly competitive school, I'm not sure whether a 9V would kill you, I think it depends on the rest of your application.
  4. csgirl

    csgirl Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2001
    I think your scores are really good. I know of people with similar breakdowns getting into really good medical schools.

    congratulations :)
  5. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    got a Q for writing. The rest of my application is pretty good. Solid essay, 3.83 science GPA, rounded background- undergraduate double major in Theatre and Psych. I'm a hypnotherapist, was a sexual assault and domestic violence counselor. So some eclectics that should help me stand out. No research experience, but I figure the grades and decent bio score will help that.

    Out of curiosity serpiente, did you take april or august?
  6. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001

    I think you'll be competitive. Even some of the top schools have verbal averages around 9. Don't sweat it!!

  7. audeo

    audeo Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 24, 2001
    I am just wondering what they mean by solid essay.As for me, I can never be sure whether or not the Adcom's gonna like it.
  8. ckent

    ckent Banned Banned

    Jul 31, 2000
    Just fill out the apps and see what happens. If you are applying this year and have not applied yet, you might have some difficulty because you are really late in the application process (if you haven't applied yet, I would recommend waiting until next year, your first app is supposed to be your best, many schools won't take your app that seriously the second time around). If you are applying next year, just make sure that you apply early. Regardless of what you do, even if you do not get in this year, I would not recommend taking the MCAT again. Your score is adequate, and there is probably an equal chance that your verbal score could go up or down.
  9. none

    none 1K Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2001
    People need to be a little more direct here. Your score is perfectly fine and you have nothing to worry about in that department. Apply to the right schools and you will (by defintion :)) get in.
  10. USeF

    USeF sunny L.A. 10+ Year Member

    Nitemagi, that is a great score, and from everything else, you got a nice package (no sexual harrasment intended)! A 32 is superb and though you are from Cali surrounded by ppl was spectacular scores, realize in the big scheme of things you a great candidate!

    But I know what you are really looking for, people with similar stats that are doing well. So now I will satisfy that appetite of yours: 9V here, less score overall, and upcoming interviews at schools with 10+ verbal averages.
    Oh yeah, U Chicago had a Q avg on writing, I got an N.
  11. nitemagi

    nitemagi Senior Member Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Oct 15, 2001
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm also technically an Illinois resident. Anyway, thanks for the reassurance. :D

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