February 24, 2015

Preparing for the MCAT 2015 Part 2: Psych/Soc and Chem/Phys

In the second and final part of this series, we will explore both the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (Psych/Soc) section and the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (Chem/Phys) section of the new exam. As in part one, we will discuss how you can start preparing for the new MCAT.

The new MCAT 2015 exam contains integrated sections. This remains true for the Psych/Soc section and the Chem/Phys section, and as a reminder this means that the subjects are not tested independently, but with overlapping areas of concentration, more as they are presented in …

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January 23, 2015

A Fond Farewell to the Current Version of the MCAT

We are here to bid a fond farewell to an old friend—the current version of the MCAT, the primary architecture of which has been with us since the early 1990s.

Today, for the last time, pre-med students around the country will take the MCAT exam as we have known it for almost a quarter century. In a sense, this is like saying goodbye to the Boeing 707 or the Space Shuttle or the original Macintosh computer—all unparalleled inventions that dutifully served their terms well beyond expectation.

The now-retired version of the MCAT has not only performed admirably in its prescribed …

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November 6, 2014

Top 5 Reasons to Start Your MCAT 2015 Prep Now

The first administrations of the new MCAT 2015 exam will be on April 17th and 18th with the AAMC planning to open registration for the first set of MCAT 2015 test dates sometime in February. However, if you’re planning to apply to medical school this coming year to begin a program in fall 2016, you’ll need to take the new MCAT by next summer. If you’re unsure about being a “guinea pig” sitting for one of the first few administrations of a new test, make sure to consider the pros & cons of taking the new MCAT in April.…

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Tests & Scores
October 24, 2014

Psychology & Sociology On The New MCAT

Get the advantage from Kaplan’s 2013 Medical School Insider as we discuss why the AAMC has decided to add both psychology and sociology to the new MCAT in 2015.

Listen in as expert panelists share firsthand experiences of what this change on the new MCAT means to them as resident doctors as well as to you as a future medical student. For more great videos, check Kaplan’s MCAT YouTube Channel.…

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