We have a saying at MCAT Fox: When is a 33 better than a 36? Here is the answer...
When a student gets a 10-13-10, that's going to an elite medical school. The 13 in VR means you will ace your USMLE and be an effective doctor. Also, it means you put in a ton of hard work, and you'll need to continue that in medical school.
When a student gets a 13-10-13, that raises some red flags.
"Why didn't the student work harder at the VR section?"
"Sure, the student is great a science, a lot of people are, but not everyone can be a doctor. It takes more than that."
"Why is the student satisfied with only a 10 in the VR? Shouldn't they try again?"
That's why a 33 can beat a 36 when the decision moment comes. Work hard on the VR, everyone. It matters!
~ MCAT Fox