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Umm....are these things I'm hearing for real?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Luminox, Jun 18, 2001.

  1. Luminox

    Luminox Member
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    Hey guys and girls,
    i too received my scores today. I made a 35R - 9VR, 14PS and 12BS (R on the writing). Now what's the deal with all this "verbal is most important"? I'm not gonna make any excuses for the score - that's what I got - but is this going to be a large point of contention in the admissions game?

    thanks and take care!

    lumi
     
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  3. rxfudd

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    I wouldn't worry about your scores. Good luck in med school.
     
  4. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Member
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    Luminox,

    those look like dang nice scores to me. Verbal schmerbal, you kicked butt. Good luck in med school
     
  5. MRF1366

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    Unfortunately, that 9 may keep you out of the top programs. But you should get plenty of interviews qith a 35 no matter what.

    Yes the Verbal is the most important. There have been studies linking verbal success to USMLE and med school success. Schools know that. I'd give you the links, but I lost them. Maybe others have them???
     
  6. spacecadet22

    spacecadet22 Senior Member
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    give me a break...a 9 will NOT keep you out of the top 10. You did excellent and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. my question would be does your GPA match your great scores?
     
  7. Luminox

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    What's up chief? My gpa is decent also - 3.83 ivy with double major. The more i read this, the more i feel myself sound like Joe Anal Premed, but that isn't the case (like you can trust the internet, but still...). I do have a lot of volunteer experience, and my real thrill aside from this stuff is tutoring kids, which i've put 1000s of hours into. hope that helps. And as to the top 5 or 10, that's fine - i'm not interested in H or JHU or anything.

    take care!

    lumi


     
  8. lilycat

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    You should be fine with those scores -- I wouldn't sweat it. Yes, it would be *ideal* if you had a 10+ on VR, but assuming the rest of your application is in good shape, you should be fine. I am guessing that the only way your verbal score could hurt you would be if everything else was equal between you and another applicant, and they had a higher VR, they might have the edge. But somehow I think the odds of that are pretty small. Be happy with your score, apply, and good luck.
     

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