The Scores Keep Changing.
One of the “first scores” that interests the future test takers (of IMAT) is definitely the “cut-off / threshold” scores, unless otherwise they Google “lowest scores.” In general, for the practical reasons, these “lowest” scores tend to give more “intuitive” impressions on the test takers to assume the competitiveness of each university from the previous score records. However, what is more important and influential to these “lowest” scorers should be deeply re-considered based on “the capacity” of each program, meaning “one’s lowest score may result from the longer list of accepted students of its own,” while the higher score may arise when the list of accepted applicants is shorter.
However, unfortunately, a tremendous number of test takers still prompt this question in the first place: “so, which one had the lowest score from last year?” The thing is even if there IS a distinguishable tendency of “high or low” scores every year between the universities, once the overall “adjusted” score data is presented such as “Top 8” or “Top 20” average scores as provided below on this page, the “competency of the accepted student groups” from each university may seem to change, compared to those simple “lowest or highest” threshold levels, when those applicants try to “choose the better or easier” ones based on their analyses.
On the bottom line, we cannot reflect the “official and effective” overall evaluation scores on these English medical degree programs of Italy, just by simplified “lower/higher” scores reported from previous years. Therefore, still many students and their families have been trying to refer to the “national/regional/worldwide” ranking reviews on their “Italian” medical degree programs in order to grasp some more ideas and expectations on the quality of education, campus environment, city environment, and other academic competency of these universities.
Although this still helps them to understand and appreciate these Italian medical schools prior to their application, it should be noted they would rather “stay away from any previous comments from those old-timers, who did not have more opportunities/programs (than you do),” since their appreciation and complaints may or may not reflect the “real-time” operation conditions of these programs, which have endeavored to continuously develop the quality of education, in general, with a few exceptions.
Most importantly, once again, these “scores and competition rates” keep CHANGING EVERY YEAR.