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whats up w/ min to max mcat scores

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by moto_za, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was just looking through the MSAR and it shows people getting into schools like stanford with a verbal score as low as 4, phys 8 and bio 8 what is up with this? How do they accept people with a low score in one or tow of these sections? Just curious! thanks:D
     
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  3. ADeadLois

    ADeadLois Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Those are probably the lowest in each of those sections, not the score of one person. Some schools may excuse a low verbal score for ESL people. An 8 in a science isn't a low score and can be compensated to some degree by higher scores in other sections and other parts of the application.
     
  4. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    makes me happy....:beat: :D
     
  5. 146233

    146233 Phthirius pubis

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    Just goes to show that, depending on the specific circumstances on your application, some schools look beyond numbers. Verbal difficulties may stem from English being a second language -- perhaps that applicant had a V4/P13/B14 K. Others may have demonstrated their ability to succeed in medical school with a 4.0 sci/4.0 overall GPA and just had a bad MCAT day. Still others may be family friends with the chair of the adcom. You never know. Keep the faith.

    Just remember, it is unlikely that those "lower end" scores you mention are all from the same applicant. The odds of Stanford admitting a student with a 4/8/8 are pretty astronomically small.


    Best of luck,
    -z
     
  6. Schaden Freud

    Schaden Freud MiSanthrope II 2+ Year Member

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    You can get in with a lower score if you're white or Asian. Oh, wait... that's not it...



     
  7. happy snake

    happy snake 2+ Year Member

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    ECs could play a massive role if you're MCATs are low. Life circumstances, etc...it's all (hopefully) looked at in perspective.
     
  8. riceman04

    riceman04 10+ Year Member

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    :thumbdown:
     
  9. notaroche

    notaroche 2+ Year Member

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  10. notaroche

    notaroche 2+ Year Member

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    :thumbup:
     
  11. BigRedPremed

    BigRedPremed Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    There could be a lot of reasons: URM, spectacular EC's
     
  12. sejin8642

    sejin8642 5+ Year Member

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    There is a conspiracy theory that someone can get into med school with low numbers provided he or she had done some HUGE contribution to the school.































    Just Kidding :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  13. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    Those three magical letters... BigRed stole it from me :(.
     

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