MCAT - Introduction
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as the name suggests is medical school admissions process test for more than 80 years to assess the preparedness of students for the rigorous medical programs.
MCAT Scores Acceptance and its Popularity
The tests scores of MCAT are accepted by all medical schools in the United States and many in Canada that require applicants to submit recent MCAT exam scores as part of their application packet. Many health professions and graduate programs now accept MCAT scores in lieu of other standardized tests.Considering its widespread acceptance, it is no surprise that more than 85,000 students sit for the exam each year.
The MCAT exam tests prospective students on the skills and knowledge medical educators and physicians have identified as key prerequisites for success in medical school and the practice of medicine.
AAMC Administers MCAT
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) (1876) is based in Washington, D.C. is a not-for-profit association representing all 141 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools. In conjunction with its member medical schools, the AAMC develops and administers the MCAT.
Frequency and Test Locations of MCAT Test
MCAT multiple times each year from late January through early September at hundreds of test sites throughout the United States and Canada, as well as selected locations throughout the world.
Duration of the Test
The MCAT is a 41/2 hour, computer–based test that has the reputation of being one of the most challenging standardized tests.
Validity of MCAT Scores
The exam scores will continue to be reported by AMCAS through the 3 years admission cycle.