New MCAT Changes to be rolled out 2013 and 2015!

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New MCAT Changes to be rolled out 2013 and 2015

Starting in January of 2013 there will be changes in the MCAT. The writing sample will be eliminated and a voluntary section will replace it.

Also, starting 2015 there will be more changes. The following are the major changes posted on the AAMC website.

-Natural sciences sections of MCAT2015 reflect recent changes in medical education.

-Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.

-And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

For more information check out this link https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/. Specific changes for 2015 can be found at this link, https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/mcat2015/.

You can find this and more information on Premed of Color.

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