Tricky Situation... 3.76 GPA, multiple MCATs

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Hey!
I'm new to SDN and wanted to know my chances.
I am applying this cycle and have sent 20 out of my 30 secondaries in already.

Undergraduate GPA: 3.76 (BS in engineering)
Graduate GPA: 3.85 (MPH in international health)

MCAT scores: 32, 29, 32
Before anyone says anything, yes, I took the MCAT 3 times. I'm not psycho though! Here is the breakdown:
1) 10PS/13VR/9BS -- I retook it after this because I had been doing better on practice tests and thought I could do better. Unfortunately that back-fired...
2) 13PS/6VR/10BS -- HUGELY UNBALANCED VERBAL SCORE!!
3) 14PS/8VR/10BS -- Better score, overall

Extracurriculars:
- 50+ hours shadowing residents and attendings
- volunteer at cancer clinics, nursing homes, and hospitals
- went on a medical mission to Honduras for a week
- have been playing violin ever since I was young
- volunteered as a violinist at several health centers in the area
- served food to homeless shelters in lower-income areas
- received HHMI grant for research freshman and sophomore year
- lots of engineering and bio research (I don't want to get into specifics because I don't want to reveal too much info about myself)

What do you guys think? I am pretty bummed about that verbal score. I'm especially bummed about the 2nd MCAT score, it's definitely coming back to haunt me...

Thanks for reading!

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Also, I forgot to mention that my sGPA is about 3.86... 3.76 was my undergrad engineering GPA.
 
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Where's your list? State?

I'm an MA resident. Sorry I forgot to include the list.

Boston University School of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
New York Medical College
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Sideny Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
George Washington University Sch of Med
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Loyola University Chicago Stritch
University of Rochester
UCLA
UCSF
UCSD
 
You have 12 schools on your list (if this is your first application) where you have a fair to good chance at an interview. That's usually enough.

Okay, thanks! Yes, this is my first time applying. Will the masters degree help me?
 
You have 12 schools on your list (if this is your first application) where you have a fair to good chance at an interview. That's usually enough.
Also, do you think schools will frown upon a) the extremely low verbal score on test 2, b) the relatively low verbal score on test 3, or c) the multiple MCAT attempts?
 
Also, do you think schools will frown upon a) the extremely low verbal score on test 2, b) the relatively low verbal score on test 3, or c) the multiple MCAT attempts?
Multiple MCAT's are never as good as a single good one. Too late to worry about that now. You have just succeeded in showing us the apparent limit of your standardized test-taking ability. Luckily for you it's not bad. Sadly, it does show some errors in self assessment/judgement. This is not a dealbreaker, just goofy.

If you want save yourself some $, delete the CA schools.
 
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Multiple MCAT's are never as good as a single good one. Too late to worry about that now. You have just succeeded in showing us the apparent limit of your standardized test-taking ability. Luckily for you it's not bad. Sadly, it does show some errors in self assessment/judgement. This is not a dealbreaker, just goofy.

If you want save yourself some $, delete the CA schools.

Haha "goofy." Thanks for your replies!!
 
Multiple MCAT's are never as good as a single good one. Too late to worry about that now. You have just succeeded in showing us the apparent limit of your standardized test-taking ability. Luckily for you it's not bad. Sadly, it does show some errors in self assessment/judgement. This is not a dealbreaker, just goofy.

If you want save yourself some $, delete the CA schools.
Sorry, one more question! Is it necessary to go out of my way to explain why I took the MCAT so many times in my secondaries?
 
Sorry, one more question! Is it necessary to go out of my way to explain why I took the MCAT so many times in my secondaries?
No. Please don't.
If you have an open file interview they may ask, so have something to say, though.
 
Goro suggests

Boston University School of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tufts University School of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Albany Medical College
New York Medical College
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Sideny Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Georgetown University School of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
George Washington University Sch of Med
Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Loyola University Chicago Stritch
University of Rochester
Tulane
USC
U Miami
MCW
SLU
VCU
EVMS
Va Tech
Quinnipiac
U So FL
U VT
Hofstra
TCMC

Be aware that some schools are likely to avg your MCATs.
 
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