By: Rob Humbracht
The rule of thumb for letters of recommendation: Get the Best Set of Letters You Can.
It will be tempting to get lost in the nuances and details of how many letters to get, which people to choose, and what each med school’s requirements are. When in doubt, refer back to our rule of thumb, and remember that your chances will be helped the most by getting letters from people who support you wholeheartedly, who know you personally, and who can write the best letters on your behalf. Read More
Back in April 2015, we posted about the New MCAT scoring and the numbers according to the AAMC. Now that the scores are out we’ve updated our conversion charts for you.
Shocker: the scores translate pretty well. The overall median from the old MCAT (a 25) translates almost exactly to the median of the new MCAT (a 500). The middle of the scale on each subject of the old MCAT (an 8) roughly translates to the middle of the scale on each subject of the new MCAT (a 125). Read More
Up to a total MCAT score of 27 (504 on the new test), the numbers do a pretty good job of predicting who's likely to drop out of med school, who's likely to graduate in 4 years, and who's likely to pass their USMLE exams. Read More
But just because you can succeed in med school with a 27 MCA, it doesn't mean you will get in with a 27.
Here's a shocking statement: you won't get into med school with a low MCAT score.
"Holy crap!" you're thinking, "I've never heard this before!" Your sarcasm is duly noted.
But the key question is why. Why won't med schools let you in with a low MCAT score? Read More