Making your way into the top league of medical schools with a perfect score

  • 16 July, 2019

If you ask any premed which medical school they’d like to get into, a common answer is “Any school I can get in”. Considering the complexity of the med-school admission procedure, there’s nothing unusual about it. However, there are quite a few premeds that tend to be high achievers and settle for nothing short of the best. Rather than taking on a casual ‘anything works’ attitude, these class of premeds take on a targeted approach when it comes to med-school admissions. Not only does this mean that they have a shot at getting into a program that interweaves with their goals and personality, but such premeds are generally happier than their counterparts. Here’s the kicker – it is not an easy feat. No matter how big your dreams are, it can all come crashing down if you don’t take the necessary steps to get there.

Benefits of getting into a top medical school:
  1. The learning curve is impressive
  2. Access to valuable resources, high-end labs and superior infrastructure
  3. Networking with elite alumni and other esteemed professionals possible
  4. Better visibility when applying to grad school
  5. Higher starting salary
Let’s take a look at what it takes to make your way into top medical schools:

The ultimate gateway into a top med-school:
Nothing speaks for you more than a near-perfect or perfect MCAT score and it is one of the best ways you can assure yourself a seat into a top medical school.

Here’s the correlation between MCAT review scores and med-school applications:


Average acceptable score for few med-schools
Average acceptable score for most med-schools
Average acceptable score for Ivy League med-schools
Qualitatively
Average MCAT score
Good MCAT score
High MCAT score
Sectional score – ‘Old’ MCAT
8-9
10-11
12
Total score – ‘Old’ MCAT
25-26
30-35
>36
Sectional score – new MCAT
125
127
129
Total score – new MCAT
500
507
>514

Getting a perfect score requires extensive knowledge, attending a rigorous MCAT exam review course and spending months for dedicated prep

Is a perfect score possible?
With the MCAT being revamped entirely, the old scoring system no longer applies. 45 is no longer the standard of perfection – 528 is! Take a look at the statistics shown below – it’s quite clear that the percentile of high achievers on the MCAT is quite low.
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Does that mean the end of your elite medical school dreams? No! Despite the odds being against you, there’s still a chance of making the cut.

Although there’s no proven success formula for getting a 528 MCAT review score, our experts recommend a few principles that can increase your chances of getting a top score:

1) Get your base right
Ensure that you maintain an excellent academic record throughout undergrad. Working hard in your foundation classes gives you the base to excel at the MCAT.

2) Don’t settle for less
If your goal is to hit the 528 mark, do not enroll into crash courses. Take a wide range of advanced upper-level MCAT review classes instead.

3) Stick to a regimen
It takes immense discipline to master the MCAT review material. Give yourself enough time to work your way through the theory and science. Following a strict study regimen is a must.

4) Give yourself some ‘me’ time
Don’t go over the top in the pursuit of perfection. Take time out for yourself and engage in activities you love from time to time.

Unless you’re a high-achieving sportsmen or have excellent community work to show for, a high MCAT score is your only way to getting into a top med-school. Good luck!

Posted by EduMind Inc - 10:31 AM