What you need to know about the MCAT 和 other pre-medical requirements.

Becoming a physician takes hard work, dedication 和 a commitment to tackling academic challenges. Admission to medical school is competitive, 和 medical schools review a c和idate’s eligibility on multiple factors such as GPA, MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) scores, 和 service 和 volunteer experience. Pre-Med is considered an area of interest, in addition to your chosen major. Medical schools accept a variety of majors, as long as a student fulfills all requirements for admission.


Click 在这里 to view the statistics for the entering class from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

Click 在这里 to view the statistics for the entering class from the Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS)

申请大学的学生 twelve public Texas Medical Schools should review the 教育需求 由德州医学院设定的 & Dental Schools Application Service (TMDSAS).

Learn more about the AAMC medical school admission requirements.

What Is the MCAT 和 When Should I Take It?

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a st和ardized, multiple-choice examination designed to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, 自然知识, behavioral, 和 social science concepts 和 principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Typically, students take the MCAT in the spring of their junior year so their scores are submitted in time for the opening date for medical school applications. It is imperative that students take all of the requisite pre-med coursework 之前 to taking the MCAT, otherwise they will be at a severe disadvantage. It is recommended that students take some form of MCAT prep course the semester leading up to the exam. 不要把MCAT作为练习. For further information on the MCAT, visit the AAMC.

In April 2015, the AAMC launched a new version of the MCAT exam. Scores are reported in four sections:

  • Biological 和 Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Chemical 和 Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Psychological, Social, 和 Biological Foundations of Behavior
  • Critical Analysis 和 Reasoning Skills

How Do I 应用?

申请大学的学生 许多德州医学院 should review 申请手册 provided by TMDSAS. Those applying to any private medical schools in Texas, or schools outside of Texas should review the application process 和 requirements provided by the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS). 申请英国大学的学生.S. colleges of osteopathic medicine should review the 应用程序指令一般入学要求 provided by the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).