2015 MCAT is The Best?

Here is an opinion: the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) are not for the faint of heart. Changes for 2015 are sufficiently important MCAT freshmen today and students of the second year of pre-med should sit up and take note. This means that students will have less time for elective courses not related to your major pre-med, and will begin taking pre-med courses as a freshman.

Advisory Committee of 21 members of the AAMC to monitor and review the test identified 10 key concepts that should be drilled for all pre-med students, ranging from things as simple (and complex) than the biomolecules effect on cell function, socio -cultural factors that affect the individual's ability to change.

The new test also depends on progress in biology, general and organic chemistry and physics, but the pre-med sciences program will be expanded to include biology classes and cellular genetics / molecular. In addition, there is a greater demand for students to be competent in applying their knowledge of required concepts; the new MCAT added emphasis on research and statistics and reasoning skills.

Non-science majors on

Emphasis in science classes, and a new emphasis on the humanities, meaning it will be harder (but not impossible) for non-scientific majors to complete their graduation requirements in four years.
Pre-med students will have no choice but to focus on their medical school prereqs his first coming year. A welcome change for many pre-med students is reduced emphasis on organic chemistry (which requires a half instead of two) and physical and removal of the sample writing section.


Why the change?

Why such a dramatic revision when the old MCAT seemed to go well? The commission cited three factors that explain the changes: the progress of science, a change in the health system and greater diversity in the population of patients.

Two strong accents that play in the center of the new MCAT, which were almost non-existent in earlier versions of MCAT are psychology / sociology and critical analysis and reasoning skills. The new focus on social sciences and humanities is done to test the students' ability to understand and communicate with patients, and show an understanding of important socio-cultural and behavioral health effects. The section on critical analysis and reasoning includes ethical studies and philosophy among others, and will pre-test medication in your ability to analyze and reason, using what they know and apply to what they can do.

The old MCAT took about 4 hours. With about one hour break between sections, the test will take about 7 hours, divided fairly evenly between the four sections below.
Biological and biochemical basis of 95 minutes living systems.

Chemical and Physical Foundations 95 mins biological systems.

Psychological, social and biological bases of behavior 95 mins.

Critical analysis and reasoning abilities 90 minutes.

There is a new guide for 2015 MCAT instead of the student AAMC. 153 is a comprehensive document page, which provides examples and test sample material in all four sections of the test, and in all 10 basic concepts.

The initial reaction of some students learning about changes MCAT is fear and disgust. The answer, AAMC MCAT is that doctors will tomorrow a greater chance of success, equipping them with greater skills of critical thinking and more scientific literacy.
 
Where to find help

In December 2011, AAMC began posting videos on your site to help MCAT pre-med students get a feel for the new test. The best help comes in the form of practical tests to be released in 2014 and 2015, which will reflect the actual exam as well as the Official Guide to AAMC MCAT 2015. This will follow the tradition of "The Official Guide MCAT," a popular reference and dressed for most pre-med students preparing to take the MCAT.

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