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MSC Score Article for AMSA University of Florida
November 10, 2020
What’s Your MSC Score? Find Out and See Your Odds of Getting Into Medical School
Find out your MSC Score to see your chances of medical school acceptance. Designed by MedSchoolCoach for AMSA at the University of Florida.
Find Out Your Chances of Getting Into Medical School
The MSC Score calculator was created by MedSchoolCoach and allows pre-med students at AMSA at the University of Florida can find out how competitive a medical school applicant they are. The algorithm examined 50,000 data points and 15,000 medical school applicants to now you can determine your chances of acceptance into med school.
Your MSC Score Predicts the Odds of Getting Into Medical School
Every premed students have an MSC Score that identifies how competitive a medical school applicant they are. But not every student knows their score. MedSchoolCoach built this calculator by leveraging thousands of data points from real medical school applicants. As a result, now students can now determine their medical school competitiveness.
In this video, Dr. Sahil Mehta explains how an MSC Score can help medical students determine their chances of acceptance.
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Learn How Your MSC Score is Calculated
GPA and MCAT score are part of the calculation, but that’s just the beginning. MedSchoolCoach advisors who served on admissions committees and who have worked with thousands of students know the other key variables: Extracurriculars, research, clinical work, shadowing, volunteering, life experiences, your undergrad school, and if you're an underrepresented minority or not.
The MSC Score calculates these variables and spits out a score for each student with an approximation of where they stand compared to other pre-meds.
Interpreting Your MSC Score
An MSC Score falls between a 0 to 99 – since nobody is a perfect 100.
Most students will score between 40 and 70 if they're a good candidate for medical school. If they get a low score, it will show their likelihood of getting into any medical school at all.
Elite students seeking to get into a competitive program often score 65 and higher. For competitive students, their score shows them the importance of staying ahead of their peers if they want to get accepted into the top medical schools.
Neither high scores nor low scores account for how well a student interviews or writes a personal statement. But the score is a strong indicator based on the student’s track-record of academics and extracurriculars.
Boost Your MSC Score and Get into a Top Medical School
By the time a student learns their MSC Score, it’s often too late to change it. There are several tricks to raise your score to make difference, though.
If a student scores poorly because of a low MCAT score, they could get an get an MCAT tutor or use the MCAT Prep mobile app, retake the exam, and raise their MCAT score to increase their MSC score.
Let’s say a student received an MSC Score of 55. Since only about 40% of those applicants will get into school, they must be regarded as the best candidate of the students receiving that same score. They need to be the best 55 scorer. These students can achieve this by putting together a strong application, performing strong on their interview, writing an excellent personal statement, and wrapping it up into a package that breaks through the clutter
What if a student scores a remarkable 90? Amazing! So did everybody else looking to get into a top school. How did they rise to the top? Did they put together a great application? Did they score well enough to get into the elite medical school they desire? A 93 sure could provide an edge against the competition!
Once you know your score, it’s all about how you put it all together. How well you perform in the interview, how you write your personal statement, and what your narrative is – these are all skills that MedSchoolCoach physician advisers and mentors can help students bring out.
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 some help getting into medical school? Let MedSchoolCoach help make your dream of becoming a physician a reality.