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The MCAT® Exam

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The AAMC has resources and practice products to help you no matter where you are in this process.

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Premed Journey: Applying your Academic Skills

The MCAT exam tests examinees on the skills and knowledge that medical educators, physicians, medical students, and residents have identified as key prerequisites for success in medical school and practicing medicine. Check out the resources below to help you prepare and feel confident for your MCAT exam.

Prepare for the MCAT Exam

“What’s the best way to prepare for the MCAT exam?” Preparing for the exam takes time, dedication, and time management. The AAMC has resources and practice products to help you no matter where you are in this process. 

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Taking the MCAT Exam

The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) exam assesses problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles. Learn what you need to know to be successful on your testing day.

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Additional Resources

The MCAT Essentials for Testing Year 2020

The MCAT Essentials provides you with information about registration, scheduling your exam, test-day policies, post-test-day procedures, and the rules in place to protect the integrity of the exam. It also includes information about AAMC MCAT preparation resources as well as other helpful resources.

What is the MCAT Exam?

Watch this 2 minute video to learn what the MCAT Exam is and what it tests.

COVID 19 and the MCAT Exam

The AAMC continues to monitor guidance regarding the coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and state and local health authorities, and we are reviewing and modifying operations and processes during this rapidly changing situation. Your health and safety are our priority during the COVID-19 pandemic and robust health and safety measures will be in place at all test centers when testing resumes. This webpage provides updates on the MCAT testing program’s response to COVID-19 and FAQs.

Tips to Prepare for the MCAT® Exam

Read these tips to learn what steps you need to complete before taking the MCAT exam.

MCAT Official Prep Resources

What’s the best way to prepare for the MCAT exam? The AAMC has resources and practice products to help you no matter where you are in this process.

U.S. MCAT Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates

2020 MCAT calendar, scheduling deadlines, and score release dates for U.S. testing centers. Follow @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements!

Canadian MCAT Calendar, Scheduling Deadlines, and Score Release Dates

2020 MCAT calendar, scheduling deadlines, and score release dates for Canadian testing centers. Follow @AAMC_MCAT for updates and announcements!

U.S. Territories and International MCAT Testing Calendar

2020 MCAT test dates for U.S. territories and international locations.

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Popular Premed Resources

In a rush? Here is a “cheat sheet” with links to some of our most popular resources.

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Addressing Questions From MCAT® Examinees
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Premed Calendar

See upcoming events, webinars, and important deadlines.

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