The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) has announced changes to the MCAT will be implemented in the spring of 2015. MCAT 2015 will include topics covered in general chemistry, organic chemistry, introductory biology, and introductory physics courses, and will also incorporate topics from biochemistry. There will be a new interdisciplinary section entitled “Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior.” Statistical reasoning will be incorporated into all sections of the new MCAT. The AAMC has provided additional information about the MCAT 2015 in the Preview Guide for the MCAT2015 Exam (Second Edition).
"Introduction to Biology and Vertebrae Physiology were a great sequence of classes to take because Intro to Biology introduced the cell at the microscopic level and Physiology linked the biological concepts into a broader, systems based understanding of the human body. The materials covered in these courses were also very helpful—essential—for MCAT preparation."
Katherine Tully, Class of 2011
George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Candidate for Doctor of Medicine (MD) (2011-2015)
To prepare for the release of MCAT 2015, the Scripps Post-Baccalaureate Program has revised the curriculum to include a biochemistry course. In addition, a partnership has been developed to provide a specially designed MCAT course at a discounted fee on the Scripps campus. While we offer courses in psychology, sociology, and statistics on campus, we encourage applicants to consider enrolling in one or several of these courses prior to matriculation to better prepare for MCAT 2015.
At just four hours a week, our MCAT prep course respects the heavy course load of Post-Bac students while guiding them to extract high-yield MCAT topics from their science courses. The MCAT courses emphasize critical thinking and active learning with short lectures and in-class testing. In addition to this tailor-made course, students will have access to question databases, medical school application advice, and time management support.