MCAT Scores for DO Schools
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by Burton
5M ago
Looking for an educational program that focuses on holistic care? Obsessed with the musculoskeletal system? Osteopathic medical schools (DO programs) provide a great alternative to MD programs. So just what do MCAT scores for DO schools look like? In other words, what do you need to get into your dream DO program? In this post, we’ll take a quick look at what osteopathic medical schools offer compared to MD programs. Then, we’ll discuss how MCAT scores for DO schools are different from MCAT scores for MD programs. What is the difference between a DO and MD? Both MD and DO degrees require four ..read more
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MCAT Scores and GPAs for Top 100 Medical Schools
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by Molly Kiefer
5M ago
If you’re reading this, chances are you’re interested in medical school–and you probably have some idea of how competitive that medical school admissions process is going to be. Just to begin the journey towards earning your M.D. or D.O. will require a foundation built on high MCAT scores and an impressive GPA. But what exactly are the stats, including GPA and MCAT scores, that med schools want to see in a competitive applicant? To help you get started, we’ve compiled the most recent MCAT scores and average undergraduate GPAs of students admitted to the top 100 medical schools in the United S ..read more
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Are There Medical Schools That Don’t Require the MCAT?
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by April
5M ago
We tend to put a lot of emphasis on the MCAT for being the gate-keeper for medical school admissions. Wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip taking the MCAT all together? You may be surprised to know that some medical schools that don’t require the MCAT to get in.   There are schools that don’t require the MCAT!? Tell me more. For traditional medical school admissions, students are required to complete a bachelors degree program, which includes the prerequisite courses of Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, General Biology, English, and usually your choice of humanities co ..read more
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What is a Good MCAT Score?
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by Burton
5M ago
What’s a good MCAT score? is a complex question, but for most test-takers, a good MCAT score is 127-132 per section, or around 508 overall. Top medical schools report an average MCAT score range of 515-520, in the 90th percentile or above. How did we arrive at these numbers? The numbers above are based on the average MCAT scores of students admitted to all medical schools. When setting your specific goals, though, we recommend aiming for an MCAT score that falls at or above the 50th percentile of MCAT scores for the most recent matriculants admitted to your med school(s) of choice. If you hav ..read more
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How much does the MCAT cost in 2023?
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by Chris Kado
5M ago
The cost of registering for the MCAT exam is $330 per applicant in all US and Canadian centers (US, Canada, Guam, The U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico-based citizens). International students pay an additional fee of $120 (this fee is non-refundable upon cancellation) on top of this amount, along with any local taxes such as sales tax or value-added telecoms surcharge, depending upon where they’re taking it. No registration and rescheduling are accepted less than ten days before the test date. MCAT Fees: Registration, Rescheduling, and Refund Policy Deadline Registration Fee (w/ FAP) Re ..read more
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2023 MCAT Test Dates & Score Release Dates
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by Ken
5M ago
When you’re trying to pick MCAT test dates, getting information early is essential. Unlike other pre-health admissions exams like the OAT and DAT, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is not offered year-round. The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC, the test-maker) selects about 20 MCAT test dates each year, and they are all between the months of January through September to fit in the medical school application cycle. (In 2023, however, they’re offering 30 dates!) You will want to plan your MCAT prep according to an available MCAT test date. In addition, the way that MCAT s ..read more
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MCAT Registration Dates (2023) – How to Register for the MCAT
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by Rachel Kapelke-Dale
5M ago
Out of everything you need to do to take the MCAT, MCAT registration should be the easiest step. But it can be really stressful! Before you sit down at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) website to register for the MCAT exam, get your MCAT questions answered in this guide, with expert MCAT registration tips and resources included!   Table of Contents MCAT Registration Dates 2023 How do I register for the MCAT? How much does it cost to register for the MCAT? Can you register for two MCAT dates? How fast does MCAT registration fill up? A Final Word on MCAT Registration ..read more
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How Many Times Should I Take the MCAT?
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by Ken
5M ago
Created by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the MCAT exam is designed to help medical school admissions committees evaluate applicants. It is not an easy exam and many students struggle to attain their target scores. It is quite common for students to retake the MCAT. These students aren’t happy with their scores and believe they can do better. That being said, you don’t want to take the MCAT too many times. Let’s find out more. How Many Times Can I Take the MCAT? First, you should know that it is not bad to take the MCAT again. There are thousands of students that retake ..read more
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When to Take the MCAT: Timeline and Tips
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by Chris Kado
5M ago
When should you take the MCAT? The short answer is: when you’re ready. The right answer to when someone should take the MCAT depends on mostly unique personal circumstances. This post will go over some things to consider when deciding when you should take the MCAT. When Should You Take the MCAT? 1. When You’re Ready You should take the MCAT when you will be most prepared. This will require some planning on your part. In an ideal world, most people would probably want to dedicate at least a month or two of studying, possibly even more, depending on how much time a day you can dedicate. 2. Afte ..read more
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Fluid Dynamics MCAT Topics
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by Kat Thomson
5M ago
If you’re here we’re guessing it’s because you want more review of fluid dynamics MCAT content. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Below, we’ll go over the most important concepts you’ll need to know in order to do well on this section of the test. We also encourage you to review our guide to other physics and chemistry MCAT topics included on the test. Oh, and if you’d like a handy PDF version of this content, as well as other awesome MCAT resources, click the link below! Viscosity First thing’s first, let’s talk about the viscosity of fluid and what you need to know about it. Viscosity ..read more
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