What is the MCAT?
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized test designed to measure medical school applicants’ knowledge of science concepts, problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills. The MCAT is computer based and takes 5 ½ hours. The exam is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Who should take the test?
Most U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores.
What is tested on the MCAT?
The MCAT consists of four sections: Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, Writing Samples, and Biological Sciences. With the exception of the Writing Samples, each section is presented in a multiple-choice format.