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verbal score low...need help

Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by basketball4, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. basketball4

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    got my MCAT scores yesterday...32Q (14PS, 6VR, 12BS)

    I'm applying to only MD schools right now (don't have a letter of rec from a D.O.)

    Overall GPA - 3.71
    Science GPA - 3.75

    E.C.s
    Shadowing - 150 hours
    Volunteering - ~200 hours
    1 year of research, with a poster presentation
    Play 4 years of College Basketball (Thousands of hours)

    New Jersey Resident - Applying to
    UMDNJ NJMS
    UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson
    Cooper Medical School at Rowan University
    Temple
    Drexel
    Commonwealth
    South Florida

    Will my 6 in verbal keep me out of these schools?
     
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  3. dbo8844

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    Well I don't know what to say because your score crushes mine but I recently I was rejected from Wayne State pre-secondary. They tell students who score below an 8 on any section to retake the MCAT. I don't know if that means all schools do this but I know of at least one school that MIGHT not like your application. Are you ethnic by chance?
     
  4. basketball4

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    No, not ethnic

    It sucks if just my verbal score will keep me out
     
  5. Catalystik

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    You might consider adding schools that don't look at subscores or have no cutoffs (if they fit you):

    Commonwealth in Pa (in case you were referring to the one in Va), EVMS, Oakland, Colorado, UKMC, FIU

    Add schools that have a bottom 10th percentile for VS of 7, like UIllinois and Rosalind Franklin.

    S Florida is not OOS friendly. Do you have ties there?

    I think that adding some DO schools is a good idea if you want the best chance to get in somewhere this cycle. All DO schools don't require a DO letter. You can submit now, as it will take awhile to get verified, and acquire the DO letter later.
     
  6. basketball4

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    Thanks for the help! Yeah, I was referring to Commonwealth in PA, S Florida has a fairly new SELECT program with a hospital near my undergraduate school in Pennsylvania
     
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    Can you tell us about this? Or give a link.
     
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  9. basketball4

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    BTW, where did you find the information on which schools don't look at subscores/don't have a cutoff?
     
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    From SDNers who called the schools and got the information individually. Policies, of course, can change from year to year, so reconfirming never hurts.
     

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