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  1. Hi everyone, I took the MCAT 5 years ago and scored 510 (128/125/129/128). After some years of indecisiveness about medical school and traveling/exploring other interests, I need to retake the exam. In 2015 when the new test came out, my percentile was close to the 90th but my numbers do not translate to anything close to that now. It is clear that the test seems to have been 'quasi-figured out' given that average test scores are much higher now. I was wondering, what is the contemporary approach people take to study for exam? How long do people typically study and what resources do they use? And for MCAT retakers, how much time should be used studying foundations before moving to practice questions and exams? Im also curious if there are any diagnostic tests out there that could help me evaluate what I have forgotten/need to restudy (which is most likely everything but physics). PS. I know I need to focus on the CARS.
  2. I'm in a similar situation as an IP applicant. I was wait-listed last year for an interview and my CV has significantly improved since then (e.g., first author publication, clinical research coordination, working with a program director at McGill). It's definitely confusing. As for the residency theory, on my Minerva application under 'notes' for the residency confirmation it says "RD". I'm unsure what that means.
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