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Tools and Resources for Using MCAT® Scores in Medical School Admissions
The tools and resources on this page are designed to help you prepare your committee members on how to use MCAT® scores in your admissions process.
A Closer Look: MCAT Microlearning Video Series
A Closer Look is a series of microlearning videos to help admissions officers and their admissions committees understand the content of the MCAT exam and how it is scored. These videos were created to help you and your committees consider MCAT scores as one element in your holistic admissions process.
Using MCAT Data in 2024 Medical Student Selection
This comprehensive guide presents information about how to interpret and use MCAT scores in the context of holistic review (PDF). You can also download an accompanying PowerPoint presentation of the guide's content to help you prepare your admissions committee for the 2024 application cycle.
This guide summarizes the concepts and skills measured by the exam, characteristics of examinees and how they prepare for and perform on the exam, how admissions committees work with scores in admissions, and how well MCAT scores and undergraduate GPAs predict students’ performance in medical school.
The guide also provides the findings about the value of MCAT scores and undergraduate GPAs in predicting students’ performance in medical school. Validity findings include data on how well MCAT scores and undergraduate GPAs predict students’ performance in their preclerkship and clerkship courses, their performance on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK exams (first attempt), their on-time progression to year three, and their graduation from medical school within four or five years.
Additional tables showing national data on medical student outcomes from the most recent cohorts are also available.
MCAT Exam Repeat Policies and Data
Learn more about the MCAT policies for retaking the exam, how many examinees retake the exam, the average score gains and losses by repeat test takers, and the strategies admissions officers use for examining retesters’ scores.
MCAT Validity Report 2020
Read the latest findings on how well MCAT scores and other academic metrics predict students’ performance throughout medical school, from entry to graduation. The findings in this 2020 report show for the first time the validity of MCAT scores in predicting medical students’ Step 2 CK performance and graduation in four years.