What You Need to Know About the MCAT Exam

May 4, 2020 by Mandy Qualls

Filed under For Career Seekers

Last modified May 3, 2020

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test that has been a part of the medical school admissions process for more than 90 years. Each year, more than 85,000 students sit for the exam. Nearly all medical schools in the United States and several in Canada require MCAT scores, and many health profession schools and graduate programs now accept MCAT scores in lieu of other standardized tests. The MCAT exam tests examinees on the skills and knowledge that medical educators, physicians, medical students, and residents have identified as key prerequisites for success in medical school and practicing medicine.

This resource, created by the the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), discusses the importance of the MCAT, how to prepare, the associated cost, and when to take it.

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