The New MCAT and Pre-Med Requirements
The new MCAT will launch in 2015 and there will be significant changes. In particular, the test will include a section on psychology and sociology and the overall test will increase from four hours of testing to six and a quarter hours of testing. Below is a snapshot of what to expect.
- Biochemistry: 65 questions; 95 minutes
- Chemistry and Physical Science: 65 questions; 95 minutes
- Psychology and Sociology: 65 questions; 95 minutes
- Critical Analysis and Reasoning: 60 questions; 90 minutes
Given the changes in the testing, the pre-med curriculum and requirements will also change.
Pre-Med Track Curriculum/Requirements
- English (1 year)
If you are interested in becoming a doctor, it is a good idea to ask colleges when you visit, how they will adjust their advising to reflect the new MCAT format and pre-med requirements. This will give you a good idea of how strong each school is in adapting to change and advising pre-med students.