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Unbalanced MCAT with a low verbal reasoning?

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by fingerscrossedpremed, 09.22.14.

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  1. fingerscrossedpremed

    fingerscrossedpremed 2+ Year Member

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    I took the MCAT in July and made a 29. I made an 11 in the biological section, a 10 in the physical sciences, and an 8 in the verbal reasoning. Is my MCAT too unbalanced? I'm really worried about my verbal reasoning score. My gpa is solid, 3.9 cumlative and a 3.9 science gpa. I've applied to five schools with 29-31 MCAT score averages and three long shot places with averages from 32-33. I'm in the process of doing my AACOMAS application as well and I think I'm going to apply to two osteopathic schools as well. Any thoughts? I'm worried my verbal score is a red flag.
     
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    gyngyn Professor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Your outcome will be determined by your state of residence and the quality of your list of schools (as well as your personal and nonacademic accomplishments).
     
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    My learned colleague is spot on. You can always add some DO schools; you're fine for any of them, including mine.

     
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    8 MD schools is not enough, if you really want to get into an MD school with your stats. If it doesn't matter, I would say apply to at least 5 DO school in addition to the 8 MD.
     
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    fingerscrossedpremed 2+ Year Member

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    Is it not too late to apply to more? And where would you suggest applying? I live in the state of Tennessee.
     
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    Bin Rushd 2+ Year Member

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    It depends, there may be a few more schools you can apply to with your stats at this time. What is your current list?
     
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    St. Louis, University of Tennessee, Louisville, Tulane, VCU, South Carolina Greenville, Drexel, and Wake Forest.

    Wake Forest, St. Louis, and Tulane are my reaches, the rest were more realistic schools. I'm considering LMU and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at Georgia for osteopathic schools. I just feel like I've applied to all the realistic schools for my stats and state of residence. I can't imagine where else I would apply.
     
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    There are several more REASONABLE MD schools you can apply to. Rush and Rosalind Franklin are a couple. Both in Chicago. You need to buy an MSAR and check out the median stats for schools and their missions, then choose some to add to your list.

    I don't know much about DO schools, maybe @Goro can guide you as far as specific schools go. Though he did say you're good for any of them...
     
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    Fingers, you can start with U TN, ETMS, and the following:
    Rush
    NYMC
    Penn state
    Creighton
    Albany
    Rosy Franklin
    Drexel
    Temple
    Loma Linda (but read their list of don'ts)
    MCW
    St. Louis U
    Jefferson
    Creighton
    Tulane
    Loyola
    GWU
    Georgetown
    VCU
    All new MD programs except Va Tech and Hofstra
    For DO schools, LMU-DeBusk is in your backyard, and nearby are the three VCOMs, ACOM, KYCOM, AT Still, NYIT-AR, PCOM-GA, the two FL schools, and Wm Carey. Basically, there's a DO school in every state in the old Confederacy, except LA. Then just expand outward.
     
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