Taking the MCAT Exam (AAMC)
The Medical College Admission Test® (MCAT®), developed and administered by the AAMC, is a standardized, multiple-choice examination created to help medical school admissions offices assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.
Prepare for the MCAT Exam (AAMC)
It’s no surprise that one of the most frequently asked questions is, “What’s the best way to prepare for the MCAT exam?” Preparing for the exam takes time and dedication. And balancing your preparation with an already busy schedule is a challenge. The AAMC has resources and practice products to help you no matter where you are in this process.
MCAT Study Resources
Students should take time to think about the best way to prepare for the MCAT. What is your best study method? Do you learn best in a classroom setting or a small group? Do you plan on taking an MCAT prep course, using study guides, practice tests or a combination of each? Whichever method you choose, take time to create a plan – when, where and how long you will study each day. Give yourself time to assess your study performance by practice tests. Try to simulate your testing experience by taking at least one full-length practice exam sometime before the actual test day. The resources below should give you an idea of which option will work best for you so you can excel on this very important test.
Note: MedPrep has no financial arrangements with any of the following resources and does not endorse any one particular study course, guide or method.
- WashU Cornerstone MCAT Review Course
– utilizes Examkrackers review material
- Kaplan Test Prep
- The Princeton Review
- MCAT Secrets Study Guide