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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Cerberus, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    What's your goal for the April Mcat?
    What score will you be content with?
    What score will you retake if you get?

    goal: 35+
    happy with: 32+
    retake: <30
     
  2. shock827

    shock827 Senior Member
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    unattainable goal: 45T
    happy w/:30+
    retake: NEVARRR AGAIN!%@!#!#! :D
     
  3. UCLAstudent

    UCLAstudent I'm a luck dragon!
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    Goal: 35
    Happy: 30+
    Retake: less than 30
     
  4. TabascoMD

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    Goal: 35+
    happy w/: 33
    already made 29P (no round 3 for me)
     
  5. EvoDevo

    EvoDevo Forging a Different Path
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    I'm sensing a trend here...... ;)

    "Reach" Goal: 39-40

    Actual goal: 36

    Happy with: 33+

    Retake: Already have a 29Q (though gettin' old)
     
  6. DrSal

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    Goal: 33-37
    Happy with: 33
    Will apply with: 28+
    Will retake if: less than 28
     
  7. liverotcod

    liverotcod Lieutenant Crunch
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    Now, bear in mind I have a sub-3 GPA...
    >= 39: happy
    >= 36: satisfied
    <= 33: It'll be pretty hard to get an interview
     
  8. CanIMakeIt

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    My goals are similar to DrSal's

    Goal: 33-37
    Happy with: 33
    Will apply with: 28+
    Will retake if: less than = 28
     
  9. Wahooali

    Wahooali The Real Sydney Bristow
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    Goal: 32-36
    Happy with: 30+
    Will apply with: 29+
    Will retake (for a 3rd blasted time!): <29

    Oh please let this be the end of my MCAT madness. Good post, it's nice to get those numbers out there. ::Sigh:: Come on 32 (if not better!)!!!
     
  10. ASDIC

    ASDIC The 9th Flotilla
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    Goal: 35
    Happy with: 30+
    will retake: below 30
     
  11. An Yong

    An Yong Senior Member
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    Goal: 34+

    Happy with: 30+

    Retake: < 27 (What can I say, I think I have a shot at my state school with a 27... that and I refuse to take this test again)


    Question: How low of a writing score is acceptable, cause I suck at writing.
     
  12. premyo2002

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    GOAL- 43 (damn verbal)
    HAPPY with- anything over thirty
    TAKE OVER: NEVER... I'll just spend my first two years of med school on a beach in the caribbean
     
  13. jhk43

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    Goal: PS 13 Bio:12 Verbal 10
    Happy: 11 10 10
    Retake: verbal <10
     
  14. willthatsall

    willthatsall Unretired
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    45 or bust! Woohoo :laugh:
     
  15. confewshz

    confewshz Senior Member
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    Dont you mean "Will bust @$$ for 45 on MCAT" :laugh:
     
  16. superdevil

    superdevil planning my escape
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    might as well play along...

    goals:
    VR: 12
    BS: 13
    PS: 11

    would be "happy" with:
    VR: 11
    BS: 11
    PS: 10

    i will absolutely NOT retake this test. period. all of my eggs are in this basket, and if i screw this up its grad school for me.

    i had originally wanted to apply MD/PhD, but after i've learned that i'm mildly ******ed, my goals have been revised, so now i'd be happy with a 31-33 instead of 35-36. that way, i'll just apply MD and, if successful, i'll try to reapply through the "backdoor" to an MD/PhD program after my MSI year as a med student.

    i don't know, though, its still a work in progress.
     
  17. bgreet

    bgreet Dopefish Lives!
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    Dream Goal: 35
    Actual Goal: >30
    Will Retake: <28

    superdevil: I highly DOUBT that you are "mildly" ******ed. :) You will do just fine and I think you should still apply for MD/PHD even with a 31-33 mcat.
     
  18. blz

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    Dream: 40-45
    Goal: 36-39
    Happy with: 35
    bleh: 32-34

    Not retaking since I already got a 31 last August, so I'm sick of this dumb test.
     
  19. IndyZX

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    Dream: 36+
    Happy: 33+
    Retake: <30
     
  20. docjolly

    docjolly On Cloud Nine, Once Again
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    I'm taking the august MCAT, but I don't think it'll hurt to post my goals :)

    Goal: 36 (PS:12, VR:12, BS:12):clap: :clap:
    Happy: 30+ (PS:10, VR:10, BS: 12):D
    Retake: NEVER!!!!!!!:horns:
     
  21. JohnDO

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    Goal: 33+
    Content: 30
    Retake: <28
     
  22. researchprof

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    That is why it's a gamble because you are uncertain.

    A couple of people have made it into MD/PhD programs with 30 and up. Actually someone, this year, on the pre-MSTP forum made a 30 or thereabout and was successful.

    Personally I wouldn't apply with less than a 30. I am going to take the GRE this summer just to keep the score should things screw up.

    A point to note, SD, MCATtitude requires arrogance and confidence in yourself, the more arrogant you are, the more jackpots you hit in this gamble. At least we have back up plans so it's not a life-and-death situation :D.

    I am still hung all around--do I apply this year? Wait till next year? Do more research? Get a PhD and apply MD later? Go MD and apply phD later? Arrogantly apply MD/PhD?--just a lot of questions. However one thing I am sure of is that I want to do hardcore biomedical research, and for many other reasons and interest in clinical science, I thought the MD/PhD would be the best option for me. But I am trusting God on this one. Let's see where fateful times take us.
     
  23. HooahDOc

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    Goal = 27+
    Happy = 25+
    Retake = <25
     
  24. raDiOnut

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    SOMEDAY: 35-40
    GOAL: 30
    WILL APPLY: >27
    WILL RETAKE: <30

    45.....*sigh*

    raDiOnut :cool:
     
  25. xlithiumx

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    High Goal: 39-42
    Goal: 35-38
    Happy With: 30-34
    Retake: <30
     
  26. logos

    logos 100% Organic
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    Goal: 35
    Happy: 30+
    Retake: less than 30

    Seems like this one is pretty a pretty popular goal....although judging from these kaplan tests i'd better get my ass in gear or i'll be posting the same set of goals sometime before this august...
     
  27. LUBDUBB

    LUBDUBB Freakaholic
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    Goal: 33
    Happy with: 30
    Will Apply with: 27+
     
  28. CH3CH2OH

    CH3CH2OH born to be wild-type
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    the goal: 36+
    very happy with: 33
    happy with: 30
    retake: <30
     

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