The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®) is a standardized, multiple-choice exam designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles needed as a prerequisite to the study of medicine. MCAT 2015 scores are reported for Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems; Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills; Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems; and Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavio. Nearly all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. To assist you in the planning process, you may obtain the current MCAT Exam Schedule for the United States and Canada from the MCAT exam website.
The new MCAT will be enriched by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow’s doctors will need. Here are some of the most significant changes:
- Natural sciences sections of MCAT2015 reflect recent changes in medical education.
- Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.
- And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.
Resources for MCAT 2015
- MCAT Review Process
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Preparation Materials
- Test Sections
- AAMC MCAT2015 Resource Guide
Dental Admissions Test (DAT)
The DAT is a mutiple choice, standardized exam taken by potential dental students in the United States and Canada. The DAT is comprised of four sections: survey of the natural sciences (90 minutes), perceptual ability (60 minutes), reading comprehension (60 minutes), and quantitative reasoning (45 minutes). The DAT is a computer-based test that can be administered almost any day of the year.
Dimensions funding is used annually to support Cornell students who are preparing for the MCAT or the DAT exam. This funding is utilized to purchase study materials and full-length, proctored practice exams for our students.