Famous Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz once remarked, “When my teams took second place, the fans called me an idiot. A guy who finished last in medical school is still called a ‘doctor’. Hardly seems fair.”
Lou’s pithy comment may be true for students already in medical school. However, if you are a premed student, finishing last, or even in the middle of the pack, dooms your chances of going to a quality medical school. Every year, students face fierce competition. Scoring “above average” isn’t enough. To be highly competitive as an out-of-state applicant at schools across the country, you need a strong MCAT score—usually in the 90th percentile or above.
Lauren Curtis is the founder of Altius Test Prep, and a 15+-yr. MCAT & Admissions Consultant. For more information on Altius Test Prep, or our exclusive “90th-Percentile Score Guarantee” please visit www.AltiusTestPrep.com/guarantee. For a list of all forty question blueprints used on the three science sections of the MCAT, read this article at www.90thPercentileMCAT.com.