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Discussion in 'What Are My Chances?' started by Gemini18, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. Gemini18

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    I am a senior looking to apply to medical school. I am a black female with a cumulative 3.74 GPA . I did not calculate my science GPA. I believe it's in the 3.5-3.6 range. I took the MCAT in July and won't get my scores back until August 18. I don't feel too good about the MCAT, but I do feel pretty confident that I at least got in 40-50 percentile. I have many volunteer experience. Some of my experience is through the hospital in the nicu department, the Women's Care Center and the homeless center. I am involved in many clubs and honor's society. I have shadowed my pediatric doctor. I am a pharmacy techinician. I have received all of my lors. The only thing I am worried about is my MCAT score. When I took the AMCAS practice test the day before the exam; I got in the 60 range for the amount of questions correct for the sciences and psychology section. The verbal section I got in the high 70 range for the amount of questions correct. I am looking to apply to MD and Do schools. What are some of the schools that I should apply to if I were to score in the 40-50 percentile?
     
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  3. phuynh94

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    The MSAR is your best friend. I would find a chart and look up what scaled score on the old MCAT corresponds to 40-50%ile (I believe 50%ile approximates to a 25??). You would use this score and look at the school's percentile ranges. To be honest though, if you did score in the lower half, I suggest either focusing on DO schools or retaking the exam.

    That said, please wait for feedback from others before making a decision!
     
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  4. partypantss

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    If you DID get in the 45-50th percentile then you need to either retake the MCAT or forget about MD schools.. I think you should post this in the DO forum and see what they say about your chances for DO. 50th percentile is out of range for MD.
     
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    This is pointless to fret about until you know your MCAT.
     
  6. Goro

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    Anywhere you want!
    Start with your state schools and the HBcs.



     

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