MSC Score Tool
Find Out Your MSC Score to See Your Odds of Getting into the Medical School of Your Choice
Every pre-med student has an MSC Score that shows how competitive a medical school applicant they are. This proprietary score was created by MedSchoolCoach by calculating thousands of data points from actual medical school applicants. The result? Now students can now determine their odds of acceptance into med school. And elite students can learn how to stay ahead of the competition from other top universities.
Dr. Sahil Mehta is the creator of the Med School Competitiveness score – also known as the MSC Score – and explains how the MSC Score can help medical students determine their chances of acceptance.
Calculate Your MSC Score
Know Where You Stand and Stay Ahead of the Competition
Even for undergraduate students at top institutions, getting into a Top 10 med school is hard. There are many factors involved in the application process that play a role toward gaining acceptance. The MSC Score attempts to make knowledge of your likelihood of acceptance possible.
GPA and MCAT score anchor the calculation, but that’s just the start. MedSchoolCoach advisors know from their experience on admissions committees, and from working with thousands of students, that there are many other key variables: Extracurriculars, research, clinical work, shadowing, volunteering, life experiences, where you went to undergrad school, and if you're an underrepresented minority or not.
The MSC Score tabulates all this and generates a score for each students that provides an approximation of where they stand compared to other pre-meds.
What MSC Score Do Pre-Med Students Need to Get Accepted?
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 does provide a strong guide based on the student’s track-record of academics and extracurriculars.
How Do Students Increase Their MSC Score to Get into a Better Medical School?
By the time a student discovers their MSC Score, it’s often too late to change it. But there are a few tricks to boost your score enough to make difference.
For example, if a student scores poorly because of a low MCAT score, retaking the exam and raising their MCAT score will increase their MSC score.
Another example: 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.
Let’s say a student scores a remarkable 90. Congrats. So did everybody else looking to get into a top school. So what makes them 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 medical school application advising help? We can help make your medical school dreams a reality.