This may just be the neurotic premed in me talking, but I would appreciate some insight nonetheless.
I scored very well overall on the MCAT (520) but my CARS subscore was relatively low (126). Would this CARS score screen me out of top tier schools (or otherwise significantly hurt my chances of admission) despite my total score being at or above average for such schools? 126 is 74th percentile whereas the other sections were all 99-100 percentile. My GPA is also 3.9+, so I'm not concerned on that front. For ECs: Strengths include research and teaching, with clinical exposure and shadowing being more standard.
Any feedback would be appreciated. I'm planning on applying next cycle.
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Good to know. Thanks for your help Goro!Pay very careful attention: Your CARS score, when translated to the old MCAT is ~9 on the old exam. This is fine for tons of schools, including Columbia. Aim high, will ya?
CARS gets cut the most slack and if you look at subscores, the median for CARS or VR is a full point below the others.