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Solid MCAT low writing score

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by wla, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. wla

    wla New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    I got a 36M on my april MCAT. 10v 13b 13p M. My GPA is 3.9 I have a Master's degree and I have only taken the MCAT once. I am trying to figure out what schools I am competitive at, so I can apply to more schools if necessary. Right now I have applied to 3 top tens, 3 top twenties and some state schools. Could others with solid MCATs and low writing samples respond to this (with scores) and let me know where they applied/got in. Further more do any schools disregard the writing sample completely?
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  3. DJay

    DJay Member 7+ Year Member

    May 30, 2002
    Buffalo NY
    I'm pretty sure M is last thing that they look at! look at all your other record! Impressive!
    How did you prep with MCAT? Kaplan? PR? tutor?

  4. wla

    wla New Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    I did a Kaplan prep course they were very good, but I also studied a lot independently
  5. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2001
    The Big House
    You are good to go. DOn't worry about the writing, it doesn't mean much. --Trek
  6. martymcfly

    martymcfly P=MD 7+ Year Member

    Mar 26, 2002
    I heard that the Writing Sample was introduced to the MCAT because there were too many med school graduates who had difficulty communicating in English. From what I understand if it is clear that you are articulate through your essays and interviews, your writing sample score will be more or less overlooked... :D
  7. otter

    otter Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 31, 2001
    LIke others have said, don't worry. I got an M on my writing sample, as well. Not once did it come up in any of my interviews. If your essays are solid, that's all that matters as far as your writing skills are concerned in the eyes of most med schools.

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