MCAT & Centralized Application Service

Standardized Test Information (MCAT)

Medical School: The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)  is required for allopathic and osteopathic schools.  The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee’s knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, Biological Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences. 

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MCAT Content

  • Natural sciences sections of MCAT reflect changes in medical education. Addition of the social and behavorial sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of sociocultural and behavioral determinants of health and health rated outcomes. And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

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MCAT Free Planning and Study Resources

MCAT Test Preparation:  
Rutgers MCAT Test Prep
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Prepare for the MCAT Exam with the Khan Academy 
The Khan Academy MCAT Collection covers all four sections of the exam and includes 1,100 videos and 3,000 review questions to help your advisees study. As a reminder, this collection will continue to be available after September 2021. We are currently working with the Khan Academy on a long-term solution to provide the MCAT course, including all videos and practice questions, as a free resource for students

Centralized Application Services

The following are the two main centralized services for applying to medical schools. You can apply to both allopathic and osteopathic school in a given application cycle.

Allopathic Medical School  (American Medical College Application Service)

Osteopathic Medical School (American Association of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service-AACOM)

Foreign Medical Schools (International Schools)