4 Ways to Make Up for a Low MCAT Score
from U.S. News & World Report
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, more than 186,000 aspiring physicians took the MCAT between 2015 and 2017. Unfortunately, many impressive premedical students with otherwise stellar performance struggle with this test. Even when all other parts of the application are strong, a low score on the exam makes it harder to secure entry into a United States medical school. If you are one of those people who struggled on the MCAT, you may be weighing your options and wondering what you should do. The simplest answer is to retake the test and aim for a higher score. The good news is that many programs will consider the higher score and most will note the upward trend.
That being said, if retaking the MCAT is not a practical option, you should not entirely lose hope. While there is virtually no way to completely make up for a weak MCAT performance, most schools look at applicants holistically and take into account all accomplishments as well as personal qualities.
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