worse in aug

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  1. realruby2000

    realruby2000 Senior Member

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    Anyone ever have to retake the mcat and did worse the second time? if so, what were the consequenses while applying and interviewing?
     
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  3. John DO

    John DO A.T. Still Endowed Chair

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    The folks at OSU-COM told me that a low score followed by a decent score was no different than a good score in the first place, but a decent score followed by a worse score means you can pretty much forget ever getting in. That shows you wre lucky the first time around, she said . . .
     
  4. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY

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    I did worse the second time...and actually got into a bunch of schools anyway...I think that it all depends on how you present/defend your scores...I went down from an 11 to a 7 in one category....and still was offered a handful of interviews and acceptances....

    It is not the end of the world....it is a small piece of a much bigger picture...don't get bogged down by little pieces...

    Focus on the entire package.....
     
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    muonwhiz Senior Member

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    I agree. If you want medicine go for it and don't listen to anyone tell you that one factor (good or bad) is they key to acceptance/rejection. You can see the stats for repeat test takers at the AAMC site, it shows what % of people do better and worse upon subsequent tests.
     
  6. Kristina

    Kristina Junior Member

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    I did worse the second time also...dropped 2 points overall. It did not prevent me from getting into medical school. I start this fall. Good Luck
     

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