The MCAT is the: Medical College Admission Test. A completive score is important to gain entry into a medical school.
Do’s and Don’ts for the MCAT
- Do study for the MCAT.
- Don’t take the test as a practice run.
- Do utilize resources, free and paid for the test.
- Don’t freak out about the material and the length of the exam.
- Do remember your test date and time.
- Don’t rely on score alone to gain acceptance to medical school.
- Do take it when you’re ready.
- Don’t take it if you’re not ready
- Do start around 3-6 months before.
- Don’t start too early. ( Ex. Sophomore)
The makeup of the MCAT
The MCAT consist of 4 sections
1st Section: Chemical and physical Foundation of Biological system
Classes that will help: Biochemistry , Organic, General chemistry, Physics, Biology
2nd Section: Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
- Classes that will help: Speed reading, English.
3rd Section: Biological and Biochemical Foundation of Living System
- Class that will help: Biochemistry, Biology, Organic, General Chemistry.
4th Section: Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundation of Behavior
- Class that will help: General Psychology, Sociology, Psychology of Abnormal Behavior, Biology.
Preparing For the MCAT:
- Explore Taking the MCAT® Exam at Association of American Medical Colleges
- MCAT Prep Material:
- Princeton Review
- Exam Krackers
- Chad’s Video
- GoGrad: Medical School First Stop