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ABOUT THE MCAT
Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores along with their applications for medical school. Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process.
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
Scores are reported in each of the following areas:Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.
Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process.
Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores during the application process. Many schools do not accept MCAT scores if taken more than three years ago.
Applicants should refer to the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR™) to determine specific MCAT requirements. The MSAR may be reviewed at many premedical advising offices or purchased from the AAMC Publications Web site.
Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR™) 2007-2008April 2006, 405 Pages
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