Neuroscience Major Shows His Brainpower with Perfect MCAT Score

Text size: students June 20, 2016 Siddhartha “Sidd” Srivastava Siddhartha “Sidd” Srivastava, a neuroscience major at The University of Texas at Dallas, felt pretty good this spring after he took a standardized exam for prospective medical students. Though the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) is a “behemoth” of an exam — it takes about 7½ hours to complete — Srivastava said he worked hard to prepare for it by studying review textbooks and taking sample tests. Still, he was astonished by the test results. Srivastava earned a perfect score of 528, a rare feat shared by fewer than 0.5 percent of those who take the test. “I was completely stunned,” said Srivastava, who will be a senior at UT Dallas this fall. “I liked the questions and was able to…


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