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MCAT changes; starting April 2003

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Darwin, Apr 24, 2002.

  1. Darwin

    Darwin 10+ Year Member

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    PR sends out a newsletter and this was in it...changes for the April 2003 MCAT. Some are pretty interesting.

    "Learn about some important changes to the MCAT that will take effect for all MCAT exams beginning in April 2003. Don't worry, the basic structure of the MCAT will stay the same, but a few things will change:

    There will be three more biology questions on DNA and genetics in the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. But just to keep things balanced out, they'll be eliminating three of the organic chemistry questions. Life is all about tradeoffs, right?

    Five questions on the Verbal Reasoning section will be taken off the MCAT, while the current number of passages and the time limit for that section will remain the same. Fewer questions, same amount of time. This is a good thing.

    The AAMC will also be re-instituting scores 14 and 15 on the Verbal Reasoning section, replacing the current top score range of "13-15". Although this is a score reporting issue and shouldn't influence your MCAT preparation or test-taking, don't be surprised when you see or hear about it in the future.

    The MCAT will be scored with a TOTAL of the multiple-choice sections (Verbal Reasoning + Biological Sciences + Physical Sciences) in addition to the individual section scores. Again, this is a score reporting issue, but it's good to know about it ahead of time.

    The order of the Verbal Reasoning and Physical Sciences test sections will be reversed, so that Verbal Reasoning will no longer the first section of the day. Physical Sciences will be the first section beginning in April 2003."
     
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  3. Taty

    Taty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    After Physical Science my poor brain going to be fried.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     

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