The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a standardized, multiple-choice examination. As it’s used by the majority of U.S. medical schools and many Canadian ones, as part of their admission process, you may be wondering what a good MCAT score is, or have other queries relating to MCAT scoring, before you apply. This guide will provide you with all you need to know about the MCAT scoring system, including the score range, MCAT percentiles and the old scoring system.
The application process for medical school can vary considerably depending on where you’re applying to study, including the type of admission exam you’re required to complete; the following compares two prominent medical school entry exams and the differences between the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This guide provides you with information regarding who requires the MCAT or UCAT, their level of difficulty and key information about the format of the exams.
The majority of U.S. medical schools, as well as many Canadian schools, require you to submit exam scores for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as part of the application progress; our MCAT Guide will provide you with all the information you need for registering, preparing for and completing the MCAT exam.