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MCAT Changes in 2015

By October 25, 2012

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docI've posted before about the new and improved MCAT 2015 headed our way in just a couple short years, but here's a refresher for those of you who don't know what's going on.

The MCAT is getting a major overhaul in 2015. The MCAT has already dropped the Writing prompt for the first testers in January 2013, which was largely unused in the medical admissions community anyway, and has made plans to redo the entire test when 2015 rolls around. You can expect to see four brand-spanking-new sections with incredibly long names. Psychological, Biological and Social Foundations of Behavior, anyone? Yeah. I didn't think so.

Inside the four sections, various scientific inquiry and reasoning skills will be assessed, and OH, how they will be assessed. You'll see new types of questions, new time requirements, and all sorts of other goodies on this exam.

The AAMC's rationalization for the years of research to overhaul this bad boy is that medicine is a growing and changing field. The current MCAT, which will be used until September 2014, doesn't quite accurately assess the contemporary medical school candidate's knowledge and skills.

The new one will hopefully hit the nail on the head.

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