My Answers to some common Premed Questions
Last edited July 31, 2001



I'm sorry it took so long to reply to your message. It's ben a very busy last three weeks... At UBC, as of last year, the MCAT score is used as a "flag". What this means is that as long as you have passed the minimum requirement, which I believe is a 23 total with no more than one 7 in a section, and an M on the essay sample, the MCAT will not be used further as a criteria.

When you look at the yearly statistics, it's clear that rejected applicants have a slightly lower average MCAT score than accepted students. Howver, I think the difference is small enough to simply be due to chance, or that higher GPA's (and therefore better chance of acceptance) correlates with higher MCAT scores. If you've passed the minimum requirement, I wouldn't worry further.

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