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northernmed23

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I recently took the MCAT and have yet to receive my score. However, this was my third attempt and I have been putting a lot of pressure on myself post exam and I begin to think of questions that I got wrong. My first MCAT was on the old version, which I scored a 22. I did very little prep and immaturely took it without the proper preparation or mindset. My second attempt was a 505, I prepared much better, however, I did not truly grasp the reasoning aspect of the exam and this score is mostly just off of content knowledge. I had a much better grasp of the reasoning this time, but as I wait for my next MCAT score I can't help but think "what if I did poorly?" I know that from what I was told in my interviews this past cycle, that the rest of my application is where it needs to be, it's just the MCAT (which improves but slowly). I also have a Master's degree. Any advice for the scenario where I don't improve? My state MD schools are not top 25 or anything like that.
 

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    As long as you didn't do worse and depending on your state of residence (you have a 22 and a 28+) there is still a chance. If your state schools don't average and you are in a good one, you are likely to be above the 10th percentile.
     

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    Depends on the rest of your application/stats. A 505 is ok for many DO schools if your stats are good otherwise and you didn't do worse. It's poor for MD.

    Good Luck
     

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    As long as you didn't do worse and depending on your state of residence (you have a 22 and a 28+) there is still a chance. If your state schools don't average and you are in a good one, you are likely to be above the 10th percentile.

    While i highly doubt that I will have to, is taking the MCAT for a 4th time a "death sentence" essentially?
     
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