Who is LizzyM?
LizzyM is a medical school admission committee member and long-time Student Doctor Network contributor.
What is the LizzyM Score and how is it calculated?
The LizzyM Score is a reference value that LizzyM created to provide a quick snapshot of a medical school applicant’s academic quality. Here’s how it is computed:
LizzyM Score = GPA*10 + Pre-2015 MCAT
The LizzyM Application Assistant allows you to see how likely you are to be accepted to a medical school based strictly on GPA, MCAT score, and AAMC admissions data.
How should I use the LizzyM Score?
The LizzyM Score is a useful guide to see if applicants with similar academic credentials were accepted to medical school. While some medical schools review each application holistically, meaning every application is reviewed, others reject applications solely based on minimum value GPA and MCAT scores without review of other factors.
Having a low LizzyM score does not mean that there is no way for you to get into medical school. It just means that your academic credentials are lower than some other applicants, so the other factors of your application will be more important in gaining admission. Having a high LizzyM score does not guarantee that you will get into medical school. You will still need to prove to admissions committees that you would be a good physician.
We DO NOT recommend that you use the LizzyM Score as your sole criteria for selecting the medical schools for your application process.
The AAMC has released limited aggregate data on the 2016-2019 application cycles which we have incorporated under this section of the application assistant. Please note that because this data is limited we cannot offer all of the interactive graphs and analysis we provide for the data from 2013-2016. We recommend exploring both data options to allow you to make the most informed decisions. We expect new data to be released at the start of 2019.×