I told you last April that changes were being considered for the Medical College Admission Test, commonly referred to as the MCAT. This is the entrance test required for medical school admissions.
Most of those changes have now been adopted for students taking the MCAT beginning in 2015. Specifically, they have added a section called “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior.” This section will test topics that are commonly covered by psychology and sociology classes.
Another new section is called “Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills.” This section will have students analyze, evaluate and apply information from reading sections in various social sciences and humanities disciplines.
The writing section which was a part of the old MCAT is being eliminated.
The new test will last about 6 1/2 hours. A preview guide for the new MCAT has been made available.