Originally Posted by Reality_Check1
It's not that the honesty is refreshing its just a viewpoint that you agree with. Its something that this thread has developed into nobody is willing to listen to the other side they just blindly thank any viewpoint that agrees with their own while trying to pick holes in the other sides argument.
By saying the above you are saying that the other side is being dishonest or mischievous in their information
btw I thought it was a good post too and wish him/her the best of luck.
You are actually barking up the wrong tree there. I am not someone on one of the lower scores who is justifying lower scores, nor am I someone who thinks that the gamsat proves nothing. However, this person is honest enough to say that they got an exceptionally impressive result, without insisting that this will/won't make them a good Doctor. I have no doubt that gamsat is a useful indicator of where someone's ability stands at that point in time. As someone who came from a non science background, I learnt an awful lot of scientific material in order to succeed at section 3. I have no doubt that this helps me in medicine, but it doesn't necessarily make me smarter than someone who didn't prepare in this manner. Granted, it was a great incentive to learn the sciences as it was an obstacle I needed to overcome. I don't think that people who compensate for a poor section 3 score by writing a good essay have proved themselves to be any smatter than the average either. However, I fully believe that they deserve a place, as they have played the system that's there and succeeded. I don't think its honest to tell someone on a lower score that they don't have the ability to do medicine when I don't even know them. They have played the system that currently exists, regardless of the system that existed when I was playing it (ie a score of 54 will probably get you in now). They deserve the same chance to pass or fail that everyone else who played the system got. If they fail, then there is no argument, but they are worthy of that chance.