Today we will get to the topic you've all been wondering about....or stressing about: The MCAT EXAM!
The Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, is offered twice a year, once in April and once in August. The MCAT is required by 98% of all medical schools; the other two percent of schools require other standardized tests. Applications are available through your school's health professions advisor, an office of measurement and evaluation (if your school has one), or directly through the American College Testing service. Beware: the MCAT is a rather expensive test. Fortunately, there is a fee reduction program for financially disadvantaged students. What does the MCAT consist of?
The MCAT consists of four sections: physical sciences, biological sciences, verbal reasoning, and a writing sample. The testing period takes a total of approximately eight hours and is split up in the following way:
• Verbal Reasoning, 85 minutes
• Physical Sciences, 100 minutes
• 50% Physics
• 50% Chemistry
• Writing Sample, 60 minutes
• Biological Sciences, 100 minutes
• 75% Biology
• 25% Organic Chemistry **NOTE: The MCAT Exam will be making some changes starting in 2015. If you are planning on taking the exam then, please read more here. How much should I study?