Changes are coming to the medical school entrance exam (the MCAT), says the American Association of Medical Colleges. But fear not test-takers…the changes won’t go into effect until 2015 (for the incoming class of college freshmen). According to the “Yale Daily News,” the changes will encompass: “updating the exam’s two natural science sections, adding an evaluation of behavioral and social sciences, including ethics and philosophy questions in the verbal reasoning section and eliminating the writing sample.” The exam’s length may increase from 5.5 to 7 hours in total and some are concerned that the changes to the exam may require students to take additional undergraduate courses to succeed.
Check out the “Yale Daily News” article here.
And check out our blog on premed applicants.