The AAMC’s priority is to keep examinees healthy and safe when they take the MCAT. The AAMC and Pearson VUE worked with infectious disease and medical education experts and followed guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop strict protocols at test centers.
Please report to the AAMC any behavior or health and safety concerns you observe on test day that may conflict with the measures outlined below:
- Health and safety guidelines to test are posted on the test center door. You may not enter the test center if any of the criteria apply.
- Examinees should be seated a minimum of six feet apart in the testing room.
- Face masks are required for all test center staff and MCAT examinees.
- Signs are placed on workstations indicating that thorough cleaning occurred prior to the exam.
- Hand sanitizer is available at check in, during testing, and examinees may bring their own 4 oz bottle.
Reports of health and safety concerns on MCAT exam dates will be treated in a confidential manner. There will be no repercussions for reporting this critical information to the AAMC.