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AAMC makes over the MCAT

Residency Program Insider, May 2, 2014

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The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) will change the scoring scale on its new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) to emphasize test-takers who score near the mid-point.

The AAMC recently announced the new scoring scale, which it says is designed to highlight candidates who have historically performed well in medical school but may be overlooked. The new system provides a total score on a scale of 472-528, with a mid-point of 500.

The new MCAT exam, which launches in April 2015, will have an increased focus on how test-takers apply knowledge and will include a new section about the role of behavioral and sociocultural factors in health and illness.

 



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