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well, i caved and checked my scores on line, couldn't help myself. and now the question is whether i should take it again or not.
i got a 32 R ( 10V 10B 12 P). i realize that's a good score but i was doing much better on the practice exams...around 37's and the morning of the mcats, i threw up twice before the exam started and once during it.

i think i could do better if i took it again, but i don't think i'll have that much time to devote since i'll be taking biochem and pharmacology. I could drop one of those classes to devote more time to mcats, but then i won't be graduating early (i'd love a semester off between school and med school)

or should i just concentrate on improving my application in areas i know i'm really lacking
any advice welcome
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I wouldn't take it again if I were you. You won't be eliminated satistically when applying, so you should just focus on improving other aspects of your application.

and by the way, congrats on your 32
 

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I live in NY as well and got the same score on the august MCAT, I was hoping to to do a little better as well. If you are applying to the schools in NYC, your scores are right about their averages (Einstein-31, NYU-32, Cornell-33), if the rest of your application is weaker than average then you might want to re-take in april but at this point it would push everything back a yearl. Good luck.
 
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thanks barakutha,

i'm a junior at this point, so time isn't really an issue.
i have a pretty good gpa and strong research background, i think all i need is some clinical background, i think i'll just spend extra time working at the hospital instead of stressing out about the mcats.

vm26, r u planning on applying to all the ny schools? good luck with interveiws, if ur applying right now
 

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I'm applying to all the privates in NYC except Columbia, I'm also applying to NY Med College in Westchester, downstate, and stonybrook. If I have my choice I'm leaning towards a state school unless one of the privates offer a great aid package. I'm a non traditional applicant so it will be interesting to see what my options will be, I may also apply to NYCOMM if I dont get interviews to allo's
 
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