UT-Dallas senior achieves rare perfect score on MCAT, looks ahead to career in neuroscience

The UTD Peer Tutoring center celebrated peer tutor Siddhartha Srivastava for scoring a perfect score on the MCAT. (Facebook) When University of Texas at Dallas senior Siddhartha Srivastava saw his score on the Medical College Admission Test, he thought it was a mistake. Not because it was below his expectations, but because he had done what only 0.5 percent of aspiring medical students have done: achieved a perfect score. “It’s surreal,” Srivastava said. “It feels like it happened to someone else. I thought it was the sample score.” The MCAT was reformatted in 2015 in response to scores rising in all test sections, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges. The top score used to be 45; now it’s 528. The new scale was designed to eliminate “bunching” at the…


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