MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

The MCAT is a graduate entrance examination for those students who, after four years undergraduate study, aim at studying medicine.

The MCAT is a screening device for medical schools. It is designed to assist medical school admissions committees to identify applicants who have a broad liberal arts education as well as a solid scientific background and adequate writing skills.

The MCAT consists of four separate subtests: Verbal reasoning (85 minutes); Physical sciences (100 minutes); Writing sample (60 minutes); Biological sciences (100 minutes).

The test can be taken twice a year. The MCAT is administered and scored by The MCAT Program Office:

Score reports are usually sent 6-8 weeks after the test is taken. Score reporting is the responsibility of the MCAT Operations, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC):

Information on the test and preparational materials are available in the American Higher Education Information Center.

MCAT links on the WWW:

Last update: November 17, 2001

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