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MCAT® Resource Hub for Admissions Officers

The MCAT®  exam tests the foundational concepts and reasoning skills students need to be ready for today’s medical school. Scores from the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) help admissions officers and their committees make informed decisions about applicants’ academic readiness for the medical school curriculum. Scores from the MCAT exam are among many sources of application data that admissions committees use to select students with the right academic preparation, attributes, and experiences. Using MCAT scores in holistic review can help admissions officers construct classes that meet the academic, clinical, service, and research missions of their institutions. Please see our COVID-19 and the MCAT Exam pages for more information about MCAT health and safety.

Now Available! New and Improved Using MCAT Data in 2025 Medical Student Selection Guide

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National Data on Medical Student Success Outcomes: Updated April 2024

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Resources and Data about the MCAT® Exam

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Access resources, data, and tools, including the Using MCAT Data in Medical School Selection guide, to help admissions officers and their committees use MCAT scores in medical student selection.

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Explore data and research studies from the MCAT Validity Committee’s work to evaluate the fairness, use, and predictive validity of the current MCAT exam.

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Read issues of the MCAT Admissions Insights series and view recorded presentations of MCAT research at Learn Serve Lead (LSL) and Group on Student Affairs (GSA) meetings.

MCAT News, Reports & Events

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Researchers spent years studying thousands of students to assess the new MCAT® exam. Here are some of their key — and surprising —discoveries.

  • Sept. 20, 2019