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Admissions Statistics for Medical School

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  • norcalguynorcalguy Registered User Posts: 7,548 Senior Member
    Supposedly the correlation b/w the verbal score and the USMLE is highest among any of the subsections. Verbal is also the section that many people score terribly on. By that I mean it's not unusual to see 12, 12, 8 (with the 8 being the verbal section) while it's much more unusual to see the 8 be the one of the other two sections. Verbal is therefore a critical section to use for distinguishing between candidates.
  • hpa10hpa10 Registered User Posts: 1,906 Senior Member
    ok. i sort of understand. thanks
  • sarisari Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Yes, I did mean a competitive score for selective medical schools like Harvard and the like, because like many undergrad applicants faced with options, I am weighing the merits of attending a less selective undergrad school but being able to attend a very good medical school, which is why I want to know what a competitive MCAT score is. On the other hand, I could attend a really selective undergrad school and end up at a "less-selective" med school.
  • shades_childrenshades_children Registered User Posts: 2,206 Senior Member
    sari:
    I am weighing the merits of attending a less selective undergrad school but being able to attend a very good medical school [...] On the other hand, I could attend a really selective undergrad school and end up at a "less-selective" med school.

    Why do you think that less selective undergrad is inevitable coupled with more selective medical school, and vice versa?
  • sarisari Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Oh no, I don't necessarily think that, I just think that it is a viable possibility needing to be addressed in either case. But I do know that admissions standards for medical schools are very tough. My ideal situation would be selective undergrad to selective med school...but any advice would be appreciated.
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