For those of you that do not know what the MCAT is, it is an acroymn for Medical College Admission Test. It is a computer-based standardized examination for prospective medical students in the United States and Canada. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis, and writing skills in addition to knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.
For most pre-medical students it is a nightmare. For me, some of the same. Standardize exams have never been my strong suit. Although I have alway performed above average in my course work. I just recently received my results from my first attempt at scoring big. I was greatly disappointed in my score. I am going to make my second and hopefully final attempt in August.
I must admit I am studying harder this time around and getting to subject matters that I did not get to before.
Althought the MCAT is just one part of the medical school application, I am stilling going to apply this 2010 application season. I truly believe I have a very strong and competitive application besides the MCAT score. So, I know the medical school I'm most interested in attending, has a philosophy of looking at the whole applicant versus just the MCAT score.
My prayer is that my other many strong and positive attributes out shine my MCAT score and earn me an interview and ultimately a seat in the 2010 medical school class.
I solicit all your prayers that when my application is reveiwed that the admissions committee will see me a strong candidate that is worthy of an interview in spite of my MCAT score.
I have heard some very positive stories of people that are in medical school with low scores and are doing great. Right now at the score I wish to attend their is a student there that scored as low as 18 on the MCAT. I have also heard of a story of a med student that had a 2.875 GPA and a 21 on MCAT get accepted. So, I have hope!