MCAT2015 Preparation Materials and Products
The knowledge and skills you will need can be learned through the introductory courses in biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics, and in first-semester biochemistry, psychology, and sociology courses offered at most colleges and universities.
However, because course content differs between schools and some colleges have innovative, interdisciplinary courses, it is a good idea to compare the content of the courses you plan to take with the content lists in the "Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition) ."
Pre-health advisors and other faculty at your school are also great resources for helping you plan which courses will best prepare you to do well on the MCAT exam.
The "Preview Guide for MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)"
The "Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)" is a blueprint for the new exam. It describes the new 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.
In 2014, the AAMC will release a full-length practice test. The practice test will mirror the actual exam, thereby offering you the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the exam’s interface and functionality. And sample test questions will be just like those you’ll see on the new MCAT exam.
Choosing the “Simulate Actual Test” option delivers the test under timed conditions, including timed breaks.
After completing the practice test, you will:
- get a report summarizing your results, and
- be able to review the answers and solutions for every item.
In 2015, a second full-length practice test will be available with the same options outlined above.
The following video is the first in a series of short informational videos. It features a medical student and a resident talking to you about their personal experiences taking the MCAT exam, how the MCAT2015 exam is different, and suggestions on how to prepare for it.
"The Official Guide to the MCAT2015 Exam"
The AAMC will release "The Official Guide to the MCAT2015 Exam" in 2014. It will be organized into two sections.
The first section of the new guidebook will provide an overview of “everything MCAT.” This will include information about the registration process, what to expect on test day, important information about the exam itself, and how scores are used in the admissions process.
The second section of the new guidebook will provide an overview of exam content. It will also include a set of practice items for every section of the new exam, along with detailed solutions and tips for getting the right answers.
Support for Pre-health Advisors and Other Baccalaureate Faculty
Products and services to support pre-health advisors and other baccalaureate faculty may be found at www.aamc.org/mcat2015/admins.
Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)
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.
- Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)
- Accessible Version of the Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition)
An Open Letter to Pre-Med Students from the AAMC President
Dr. Kirch explains why the coming changes to the MCAT® exam will make it an even better exam by helping medical schools identify not only the students who are the most academically prepared to become physicians, but also those who have the potential to become the best doctors in a changing health care system.