Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)

What is the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)?

The Association of American Medical Colleges website provides information for students who are considering medical school, including information about the MCAT, a standardized, multiple-choice, computer-based test required by many medical schools.

The test consists of these four sections:

  • Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems
  • Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems
  • Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior
  • Critical analysis and reading skills

What resources are available to help me prepare?

The MCAT website offers a wealth of exam-prep resources, including test section overviews, practice tests, study plan guides, and links to video tutorials designed to help students prepare for the exam.

Other test-preparation resources include:

Free MCAT Study Sessions

The Writing and Learning Commons will offer a series of free MCAT review sessions during the 2017-2018 academic year. Check this page periodically for updates about the review schedule. 

  • Info Session: Wednesday, February 7 @ 3:00pm in Belk 323
  • General Chemistry: Wednesday, February 14 @ 3:00pm in Belk 323
  • Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry: Wednesday, February 21 @ 3:00pm in Belk 323
  • Physics and Math: Wednesday, February 28 @ 3:00pm in Belk 323


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