According to your logic, we should identify the absolute lowest IQ that someone could hypothetically trudge through AA school with and just barely pass.
I simply showed what the actual gpa/mcat/iq for dr's is which is really not that high. No where did I make the conclusion that “ we should identify the absolute lowest IQ that someone could hypothetically trudge through AA school with and just barely pass”. You made up some numbers about what scores students get into med school with(which were wrong) and then said most people who get into grad school are MENSA level intellects. I simply showed that you have no clue what you are talking about. FYI those people who get into MENSA with the 130 iq's are made fun of by the other members. Your not really a genius unless your IQ is over 140, and some groups require 150. IQ is completely irrelevant anyways, it in no ways shows your ability to interact with other people or your work ethic. Two things IMO are much more important than getting a MCAT score in the 30's.
my classmates with the highest gpa's do NOT do the best. most of the top of our class had a 2.9-3.4 at really good schools.
I agree that AA's should take the MCAT bc it actually helps prepare students for AA school, and eliminates PA wanna be's and leaves more med school wanna be's which are more likely to be of a higher caliber.
At least a third of my classmates got into med school and choose to be here.
Your being discouraging to students who are easily within the median of students that GET INTO AA programs. Its not logical to do so. If they are within the median of students that get in, that means more students with lower stats are getting in as well. Sure I'd like everyone to be super smart and have great grades and GRE/MCAT scores, but its just not realistic. These are the people who are actually getting in, Isn't it better to help them improve themselves, than going on about the fact that they (and most of the students applying to AA programs) aren't good enough for you?
One thing that I do find embarrassing is some of the CRNA programs require the GRE and they average scores higher than a 1200 more often than not.
Most schools don't want to cut in half the amount of students that are applying by accepting only the MCAT.