MCAT: Overview

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for admission to the vast majority of U.S. medical schools and even some Canadian medical schools. You have an opportunity to showcase everything you have learned in your biology, chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and english courses. The recently revised 2015 MCAT contains four sections: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (CP), Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS), Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (BB), and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (PS).

The new MCAT will take about 7.5 hours to complete. Here is the basic layout for the exam:

Chart for Blog--MCAT

For more detailed information, check out The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2017 made by the AAMC. And for a detailed list of concepts tested, here is another resource from the AAMC.

Learn when to take the exam and how to best prepare for the rigorous 7.5 hour exam.

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