When it comes to when to MCAT study, I’d start with the adage, “There’s no time like the present!” If you can study for the MCAT during the summer, there’s an obvious advantage: you’ll probably have more free time than you will when school picks up again. Whatever study you can fit in on the MCAT [...]
I guess you could say women have finally reached an important milestone. According to AAMC, the numbers of women in medical school in 2016 pulled almost equal to the numbers of men. To be exact, women were 49.8 of the pool of matriculants to medical school, compared to 50.2 percent men. The increase in 2016 [...]
You'll need to ask the schools you're planning to attend how they treat multiple scores for those re-taking the MCAT.
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If you recently took the MCAT and don't yet know your score, you can still submit your application, and it will be verified along with all other applications. Once your score arrives at AMCAS, it will be automatically uploaded to your application and your school will be notified of your score.
Six weeks of scorching heat! Summer MCAT prep boot camp: Ready? Set! Go. It's time to ramp it up! If you're on the fence about putting the finishing touches on your summer MCAT prep or getting help from the professionals, you are down to the wire for finalizing your decision! Kaplan and Princeton Review both [...]
A GPA MCAT combo of 3.7/32 will give you a 75% chance of at least one acceptance. But there's a lot of anecdotal evidence that with lower numbers on both fronts (a 3.6/30) you could still get through with great ECs, LORs, and an excellent personal interview!
Remember that most med school applicants are rejected. The competition is fierce for the limited spaces in med schools prestigious and otherwise. So you’re in good company. It’s a well-known fact that many a rejected student is accepted the second time around, and that adcoms appreciate persistence, as long as it’s accompanied by hard work.
Your best option is to choose a medical school that you like, that you can afford, with a good program in your area of study, and GPA/MCAT scores you can crack. And since financial aid is available to every medical school student irrespective of her or his finances, you truly can go anywhere you can get accepted!
Going to a more well respected school will open more doors for you, though it won't ensure you the match you want. Other factors such as Step 1 scores, competitive specialties, networking, and regional saturation will have an impact as well, and depending on your specific circumstances, could have as much weight as school choice.