Secondly, again, congrats on the excellent PCAT score. A 90 while only studying the week before the exam is rather impressive. A couple girls in my Orgo class (who were fairly bright) had taken the PCAT, and didn't even sniff a 90 on any section, much less a composite 90.
Yep, that's actually the entire reason as to why I'm taking the MCAT. It's the same logic I use when I want to improve rapidly at sports. If you play soccer (or basketball, or football, whatever) against a bunch of really good players, when you go back to lesser competition it makes it seem that much easier. Not only is the MCAT much more in-depth, but it requires superior critical thinking and analytical skills. Amongst others, I think this will really pay off in the reading comprehension passages on the PCAT. I just did a practice section on the RC for the PCAT tonight, and the passages/questions were a cake walk compared to those on MCAT practice tests.Originally Posted by Cursh14
However, I guess I misspoke a little earlier as to my reasons for taking the MCAT. While it is mainly as preparation for the PCAT, I also plan on using it as a tool to help me decide my career path. You see, I've long wanted to get into medicine, but took a slight detour my first go-through of college (by slight detour, I mean driving 1/5 of the way of the country in the wrong direction). I told myself if I can score well enough on the MCAT (i.e., a 36 or above), I'd change course from pharmacy and pursue medicine. I didn't really think that score was attainable -- especially given the fact that I haven't come close to completing physics -- but on my last practice test I was able to notch a 35. I suppose we'll see how things go in about 6 days.
Yeah, average PCAT for UC is right around a 70. Without trying to sound too arrogant, I plan on scoring well above that. IMO, anything less than a 90 will be a disappointment. Gotta make up for the meh GPA.Originally Posted by Cursh14
And oneupper, a 750 on GRE math is an awesome score. Add in the fact you went in cold, and that number is downright ridiculous. Sounds like your daughter is pretty smart herself, though using my MCAT deduction skills, I think I can figure out where she gets it from.