The MCAT is Over!

Wahoo!

I took the MCAT today. Crossing my fingers that I never have to take it again. I feel great, like a huge weight has been lifted. I’m still apprehensive about the score, but at least it is done!

I was scoring between 30-32 on the practice exams, and I had similiar feelings about the actual test, so I’m hoping that’s where my score will be.

I came home to relax, and I layed in bed reading some digg.com. Lo and behold I come across this lovely article – Study: Medical Students More Depressed Than General Population.

So if I actually get in, I’ll be twice as likely to be depressed! That was a nice way to be greeted after taking the MCAT. : )

If you took the MCAT either of the last two days, I hope it went well. If you’re planning on taking it in the future, I’ll be posting some study tips that I found helpful soon.

I’m looking forward to writing on a more regular basis. Take care fellow journeyers!

28 MCAT



Did you score a 28 on your MCAT? Wondering what to do next?

A 28 on the MCAT is a good score and well above average. However, the average score of students admitted into MD medical schools hovers around 30 on the MCAT each year. This score is above the average for DO schools, so you’ll probably be a strong candidate in those programs especially if the rest of your application is acceptable.

If you’re looking to get into an MD school, your application will have to be strong. A high GPA will help, as well as some activities that make you stand out. Enthusiastic letters of recommendation are always necessary.

If you choose to retake the MCAT, try taking a review course or using the MCAT Examkrackers Complete Review books. Check out the links below.

27 MCAT

Did you score a 27 on your MCAT? Wondering what to do next?

A 27 on the MCAT is a good score and is above average. However, the average score of students admitted into MD medical schools hovers around 30 on the MCAT each year. This score is above the average for DO schools, so you’ll probably be a good candidate in those programs especially if the rest of your application is acceptable.

If you’re looking to get into an MD school, your application will have to be very strong. A high GPA (greater than 3.8) will help, as well as some activities that make you stand out. Enthusiastic letters of recommendation are always necessary.

If you choose to retake the MCAT, try taking a review course or using the MCAT Examkrackers Complete Review books. Check out the links below.

 

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions (Kaptest.com)

January 31st, 2009: MCAT!


Yes, my posting frequency has dropped off the map lately. Don’t worry, there’s a good reason. I’m taking the MCAT soon! Jan. 31st to be exact. 

I’ll be sure to tell you all about the MCAT experience. I’m studying hard, but it’s a difficult test. It’s at 8 in the morning, so I just hope my mind is clear…

Anyone else taking the MCAT the same date?

Medical Schools in California (CA)

There are ten medical schools in California mostly in the large cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento among others. Eight are MD schools and two are DO (Osteopathic) schools. Click on the links below to access each school’s website.

MD Schools- California

Keck School of Medicine of the University of California

Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine

University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

DO Medical Schools- California

Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Physician Assistant (PA) Programs/Schools in Texas

There are 7 Physician Assistant (PA) programs in the  great state of Texas. Here is a list in alphabetical order.  Learn about each program by clicking on these links about each PA program in Texas:

Baylor College of Medicine Physician Assistant Program: Certificate, Masters

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Physician Assistant Program: Masters

The University of Texas Pan American Physician Assistant Program: Masters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Physician Assistant Program: Masters

The University of Texas Medical Branch Physician Assistant Program: Masters

University of North Texas Physician Assistant Program: Masters

University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Physician Assistant Program: Masters