The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) tests prospective medical students’ preparation for med school. Unlike most other standardized tests, the MCAT tests principally topics that a student is expected to have learned in school, rather than their aptitudes for certain types of thinking. There are four sections of the MCAT: Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (covering organic and inorganic chemistry, and physics), Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (covering reading comprehension), Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (covering biology and biochemistry), and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (covering psychology and sociology).
Only 40% of applicants to medical school end up attending, so a good MCAT score is critical to giving yourself the best possible chance at getting one of those coveted spots. If you’re hoping to take a Special Master’s Program during a gap year, you still will likely need a good MCAT score to be admitted.
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At Bulldog Tutors, we employ Yale School of Medicine students, all of whom necessarily have scored very highly on the MCAT to be admitted into one of the top medical schools in the country. We offer top-quality tutoring on both the scientific and aptitude-based sections of the MCAT, so no matter what your need is, you can be assured that Bulldog Tutors can provide you with the help that you need.