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In 2015 the new MCAT will take effect with psychology and sociology
if i take the MCAT BEFORE 2015 (and assuming I am pleased with my score) and apply to med school for fall of 2015 or later ( i want to do a postbacc or masters in medical science before I apply)
will i be required to take the new 2015 MCAT if i have valid scores from the current mcat?
 

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While I don't think anyone knows for sure, I don't think med schools will be cruel enough to not accept scores from the old MCAT come 2015 if the old scores are still technically valid (3 years or less).
 

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No. Like the old SAT, there will be a period of transition when med schools will be forced to accept both versions of the exams.
 

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Does anyone know what Sociology Concepts we should know for the new MCAT, or if we can learn them by taking Intro to Sociology?
 

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Does anyone know what Sociology Concepts we should know for the new MCAT, or if we can learn them by taking Intro to Sociology?

Content outline not published yet. Should be no prob to self-study from review books and Internet once the outline's out.
 

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Does anyone know what Sociology Concepts we should know for the new MCAT, or if we can learn them by taking Intro to Sociology?
Outline is not posted, but the AAMC has said it would be based on intro sociology only. Personally, based on my trial section, I would recommend anyone taking the 2015 MCAT to take a research methods for social science class.
 

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Outline is not posted, but the AAMC has said it would be based on intro sociology only. Personally, based on my trial section, I would recommend anyone taking the 2015 MCAT to take a research methods for social science class.

Definitely agree with this! Experimental methods courses in sociology and/or psychology would be the best way to prepare based on my trial section!
 

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It was basically all experimental psychology stuff on my trial section. I would take some research oriented classes for that.
 
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