Just like high school students must know their GPA and SAT score to get into college, pre-meds should know their MCAT and MSC Scores to get into medical school. The Med School Competitiveness Score (MSC) determines how competitive a medical school applicant is.
MedSchoolCoach created this proprietary score by calculating thousands of data points from real med school applicants. The result? For the first time, pre-med students can now determine their odds of acceptance into med school.
Elite student applicants can see how competitive they are when trying to get into top medical schools. Meanwhile, on-the-fence student applicants can see their likelihood of getting into any medical school since only 40% of medical school applicants get accepted anywhere. The MSC Score tool enables students to determine what they must do to stay ahead of the competition – regardless of the level of the schools they are applying to.
Dr. Sahil Mehta, the founder of MedSchoolCoach, created the Med School Competitiveness score. In this video, he explains how the MSC Score can help medical students plan their medical school journey.
There are many factors involved in the application process that play a role in gaining acceptance into medical school. Previously, there was no accurate way to measure the odds of acceptance. Today, the MSC Score makes knowledge of this information possible.
GPA and MCAT score are two crucial variables considered in the admissions process that are also part of the calculation, but they are just the start.
MedSchoolCoach advisors know from experience on admissions committees what the other key variables are: extracurriculars, research, clinical work, shadowing, volunteering, life experiences, where you went to undergrad, and if you're an underrepresented minority or not. These data points can be equally as crucial.
The MSC Score accounts for all variables and calculates a score that provides each student with an approximation of where they compare to other pre-meds.
An MSC Score ranges between a 0 to 99 – since no student could possibly be a perfect 100.
Typically, students who are strong candidates for medical school range between a score of 40 and 70. For students with a low score, they will learn their likelihood of getting into any medical school at all. Elite students seeking to get into a competitive program often score 65 or higher. For these students, their score provides insight on the importance of staying ahead of their peers to get accepted into a top program.
The MSC score is merely an indicator. Regardless of a high or low score, it does not account for how well a student interviews or how strong their personal statement is. Yet, it does provide a framework based on the student’s track-record of academics and extracurriculars.
By the time a student discovers their MSC Score, there is not much they can do to change it. However, there are a few exceptions.
Once you get your score, it’s all about how you structure yourself, perform in the interview, write your personal statement, and tell your story. Those are the things that MedSchoolCoach physician advisers and mentors help students convey.
MedSchoolCoach helps students regardless of which end of the spectrum their score falls. MedSchoolCoach admissions advisors provide comprehensive help through every aspect of a student’s medical school application. Need medical school advising help? We can help make your medical school dreams a reality.
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