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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by rohitkedia07, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. rohitkedia07

    rohitkedia07 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    hey sdner's

    needing some advice.

    i have taken the mcat 2 times, 24 and then 26
    i applied for the upcoming medical school year and have been waitlisted

    should i start studying for the mcat for july so that i will have a better score when the next admission cylce rolls around

    taking it 3 times looks bad, \but i dont think that 26 will help that much either.

    thanks for the help
     
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  3. ShyRem

    ShyRem I need more coffee. Physician Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    you should start studying for the MCAT as far in advance as necessary to be adequately prepared. For some folks, that may be 2 weeks. For others, it may require 2 months.
     
  4. Falco2525

    Falco2525 5+ Year Member

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    unfortunatly you need to retake it...get it up to a 28 at least preferably a 30...you can do it...best of luck
     
  5. Stolenspatulas

    Stolenspatulas 2+ Year Member

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    dont take it until you're averaging at least 30 on practice tests consistently... though, after taking it twice, you may have run out of practice tests...

    DO or carribean?
     
  6. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

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    im bumping this cuz im in a similar situation... is 2 months enough time to study for the mcat if you put approx 4-5hrs per day of studying? anyone take the computerized mcat?...did u find this tougher than the paper administration; trickier?in the sense that you felt you performed better than your actual mcat score, but really hadn't)...etc..any details would be appreciated:) :)
     
  7. Stolenspatulas

    Stolenspatulas 2+ Year Member

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    thats plenty of time. 1 month with that many hours is enough time, IMO.

    most importantly, make sure you are making progress. if you aren't making progress, change your studying habits. take practice tests/sections repeatedily. g'luck.
     
  8. foofish

    foofish 7+ Year Member

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    Exactly...people learn at different speeds, so what's more important is to measure your progress and ability by taking full-length tests (and take them under conditions similar to the real thing).
     
  9. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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