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striders02 posted a topic in General Premed DiscussionsHi all,I'm a 3rd year Ontario non-SWOMEN undergrad student with an MCAT score of 131/127/131/128 (517 total). My GPA is ~3.98 and I have strong non-clinical ECs and clinical research experience. I'll be applying to Canadian med schools this upcoming summer, and if I don't get accepted I'll apply to Canadian and US med schools the following year.I'm concerned that my 127 CARS shuts a lot of doors in Canada - I think I'm really only competitive for U of T, Queens, and Ottawa - so I'm considering re-writing. However, I'm concerned that re-writing will harm my chances at US med schools, as I've heard that US schools in general don't look favorably on re-writing without substantial improvement (I know that some US schools state on their website that they look at the most recent or highest MCAT, but I've seen others recommend interpreting those statements cautiously). I don't think I will be able to 'substantially improve'; realistically, my goal with a re-write would be to get a similar overall score with just a couple points higher in CARS.I plan on submitting a Canadian application this upcoming cycle because Canada does not frown upon re-applicants so the potential of getting rejected this cycle is not a deterrent. However, I would need an additional year to get my US application prepared.TL;DR: Should I re-write my MCAT (517 with 127 CARS) - bolstering my Canadian application if CARS improves (even if total score decreases) but potentially harming my US app - or just apply with my current MCAT score (in the 2017/18 cycle for Canada and in the 2018/19 cycle for US and Canada)?
DukeStukov posted a topic in MCAT PreparationHey guys, I wrote the MCAT this year, and I got a pretty pathetic score. I got 122/125/121/124 CARS was 125. I will have to re-write the MCAT - will most likely do it in August of next year; I have school right now full-course load. I really need some help with this. I have 1 year; including courses in the fall//winter. For the summer, I will be completely free and can just focus on the MCAT. What should I do to get from this low score to a solid 128+ on all sections. Please help me, I really want to do well; and my GPA and EC's are pretty decent/good; and I am just struggling on the MCAT. Can anyone give me some comprehensive things I can do. In terms of the CARS, what are the things that I can do to improve this. I have 1 year so I can do a lot of reading and even practices and etc... What should I focus on? Thank you so much for the help,