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MCAT2015 Exam for Administrators at Medical Schools and Undergraduate Programs

MCAT 2015

The new Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) will be introduced in 2015. Periodic updates to the MCAT exam are important to ensure it keeps pace with medical school requirements, and provides admissions committees with valuable information about their applicants’ readiness.

In November 2011, the AAMC completed its fifth comprehensive review of the MCAT exam since the exam was first administered in 1928. The current version of the test has been in use since 1991, and the MCAT2015 exam is likely to be in place until 2030.

The Course-Mapping Tool for the MCAT2015 Exam

The Course-Mapping Tool for the MCAT2015 Exam supports pre-health advisors in the transition to the new exam by helping them identify the course levels from which the content is drawn, filter content by course level, and map course content to MCAT2015 content. Refer to the video tutorial and FAQs to start using the new Course-Mapping Tool for the MCAT2015 Exam today!

Research to Support the Design of the MCAT2015 Exam

MCAT and Medical School Admissions: Research to Support the Design of the MCAT2015 Exam , includes articles that describe the research that informed the development of these blueprints and the changes they will bring to the MCAT exam. This collection of articles, originally published in Academic Medicine in May 2013, discuss critical issues we considered when deciding how to preserve the works best about the current exam, eliminate what doesn't work, and further enrich the exam by incorporating the concepts that tomorrow's doctors will need.

Sociology and Psychology Textbook Resources

The AAMC reached out to publishers of introductory sociology and psychology textbooks, asking them to provide a road map  to where the MCAT2015 Foundational Concepts and Content Categories can be found in their publications. This resource will be updated periodically as additional textbook information is received from publishers.

If you are a publisher of an introductory textbook in sociology or psychology and would like to include your information, please contact us at

Pre-Health Collection within MedEdPORTAL's iCollaborative

The Pre-Health Collection is a free searchable online repository of instructional materials recommended for teaching pre-health competencies, including those on the new MCAT exam to be administered in 2015. These materials help faculty incorporate instruction on pre-health competencies into existing courses and provide students with access to independent study materials that might not otherwise be accessible.

You can:

  • Refer a resource by emailing
  • Submit your own resource through the online submission form
  • Comment on resources and collaborate with you peers
  • View lessons, case studies and other learning modules to get ideas for your classroom--search the collection by foundational concepts on the new MCAT exam.

MedEdPORTAL® is a program of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Khan Academy Video Tutorials

Through a collaboration with The Khan Academy and with funding support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, free video tutorials and review questions for MCAT2015 exam are being created. To preview the list of videos for the MCAT exam content, please visit the Pre-health Collection within MedEdPORTAL’s iCollaborative. We anticipate having all the video tutorials and questions in the collection by summer 2014.

Sharing MCAT2015 Information with Colleagues

Want to share information about changes to the MCAT exam with students or your colleagues? We want to make it easy. Below are the slide sets that you can use to present this information to students, other pre-health advisors, and faculty on your campus. This presentation is based on the "MCAT2015: The Basics" webinar above.

The MCAT2015 Exam: The Basics for Students

The MCAT2015 Exam: The Basics for Advisors

Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)

Preview Guide for MCAT2015

The updated guide describes the new MCAT exam's content and format. It also lists and discusses the new exam’s conceptual framework in detail, and provides topic lists and sample test questions.

MCAT2015 Timeline

Timeline of MCAT2015 Exam

Download the timeline 

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