Pre-Med Studies: Take the MCAT
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Pre-Medicine Studies at Truman State University
Take the MCAT
“One does not simply Take the MCAT“ Listen to Boromir!
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is administered through the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Detailed information about the 2014 exam can be found here. Truman will offer discount codes for AAMC practice exams this year. Check back after January 1 for more on this!
Truman offers the MCAT exam throughout the year. You can find the schedule for 2014 here.
For students who plan to take the MCAT in 2015 or beyond, you should use this link to obtain more information about the New MCAT2015. An April 2013 press release from AAMC found HERE announces a collaborative initiative to provide free MCAT training materials online beginning Fall 2013.
First thing to know, you need to prepare for the MCAT outside of your premed courses. The required courses such as biology, chemistry, and physics will prepare you to study; they do not prepare you to sit for the MCAT without additional study, review, and practice, practice, practice. AAMC recommends that you purchase the Official MCAT® Self-Assessment Package for $145 to find out just what competencies you are lacking before you begin your studies.
The key to success on the MCAT is to understand and answer the questions very quickly. Truman students have reported repeatedly that practice exam scores are higher than their actual exam scores. Thus, one must not rely on the practice exam scores as a reliable indicator. Also, one should practice both exam questions and exams from various sources: Do Not Rely on one source for all your study materials.
The sectional topics for all three sections of the current MCAT are described at the following links:
We do have a direct discount code for the KAPLAN MCAT Test Prep course for Truman students. Truman students will receive $400 off their Classroom Anywhere MCAT prep. However, you must contact Ms. Morgan Crane directly to obtain the discount. Contact Morgan Crane directly at email@example.com. This is a great time to be a Truman Pre-Med!!
Some other online study resources include:
See also Student Doctor Network here to learn more about medical school and medical school admissions
- Student Doctor Network provides MCAT Pearls on iTunes for iPhone
- 15 Lessons Learned
Informal study groups abound on campus. Sample study materials can be found in the Student Organization Room (MG2080) in Magruder Hall. Contact Dr. Cindy Cooper about study materials and informal study groups on campus. A comparison of various MCAT study materials can be found HERE.