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What medical schools do not require the MCAT?


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2012-06-08 01:24:56
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For schools within the United States, only Dartmouth does not require the MCAT. That is a theoretical lack, however; in practice, every U.S. medical school requires it.

Some offshore schools, such as St. James in Anguilla, do not require the MCAT. French universities also do not require the MCAT (University of Montreal is an example), because the exam is not offered in French. The University of Ottawa also does not require the MCAT, because it is a bilingual university.

Two other methods of skipping the MCAT exist. If you are in high school or have not earned your baccalaureate, you may apply to one of several highly competitive college programs that combine undergraduate study with medical school (sequentially, that is). No MCAT is required but substantial achievement must be demonstrated to be accepted to one of these programs.

Second, at least one school offers a pre-med program that guarantees entry into the medical school sans MCAT (on successful completion of the requirements, one would imagine). International American University in St. Lucia is an example.


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All of them, medical schools require the MCAT.

All osteopathic medical schools in the United States require the MCAT for admission.

The MCAT is the medical college admissions test. To become a medical physician, you must attend a medical school, and most medical schools in the United States require the MCAT to be taken in order to be considered for admission. Your MCAT score is just one part of your application to medical school and other factors such as total GPA, science GPA, letters of recommendation, other activities, etc. are considered as well. The MCAT is for medical schools what the ACT or SAT is for college out of high school. Scoring 30+ on the MCAT means you likely have a competitive score.

Hey...No MCAT is one of the requirements for John Hopkins...

Nope, Medical Schools require 2 semesters of Physics, and also its on the MCAT, so you want to take physics.

All medical schools require 1 year of general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biology, all with labs. Some medical schools and many of the top medical schools require 1 year of calculus as well. The calculus requirement varies for different medical schools. Some allow you to use AP calculus credit to fulfill one semester worth of college calculus while others require two semesters of college calculus. A high GPA, and MCAT score are also very important as well as extra-curriculars. However, your GPA and MCAT scores usually take priority over extra currics.

I believe you are referring to DO and MD medical schools. The average GPA/MCAT to get into DO schools is currently slightly lower than that of MD schools on average, however, it should be noted that this difference is getting smaller and is nearly equal today. There has not, however, been any study proving that GPA and MCAT scores correlate with a physician's ability to practice medicine safely and effectively..

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VCAT stands for Veterinary College Admissions Test; it is an analog of the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) but is not widely used any more in applying to veterinary school. Most vet schools now require either an MCAT or GRE score, with the majority of applicants choosing to take the GRE.

MCAT stands for Medical College Admissions Test, and is the test you must take to be considered for medical school.

dental schools require DAT scores not MCAT scores. they are two separate tests.

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Schools like Ross School of Medicine, Saba School of Medicine, and St. George University (SGU) have the best reputations among Caribbean schools. Compare Caribbean medical schools Compare Caribbean medical schools side-by-side, with information on accreditation, MCAT requirements cost, and more. ValueMD - International Medical SC

Medical schools in the US require certain coursework for admission, but not a particular major.

1) a very high one, but it varies depending on the school, also, MCAT scores need to be very high. I'd say you need AT LEAST a 3.5 or so. 2) To get into the top medical schools in the US, you would need to have a GPA in the upper 3's (3.6-4.0). Of course, med schools also look at the intensity of the courses you took, which undergraduate college you're coming from, your MCAT score, and your extra currics. Just having a high GPA and MCAT score will not be sufficient to get you into a top medical school. Take a look at and for more info on the stats med schools are looking for.

There are multiple means for which a physician assistant (PA) can follow in becoming a doctor of medicine or osteopathy (MD or DO). Some programs offer what is called as an PA-MD bridge program. However, the need to prepare and sit for the MCAT exam may still remain for American medical and osteopathic schools. A PA could try an overseas or Caribbean medical school that does not have the MCAT requirement. Regardless of the MCAT the PA must graduate from a medical or osteopathic school and complete the USMLE exam sequence to qualify for board certification.

Different medical schools require different courses for acceptance to their medical school, but most medical schools have similar requirements for which undergraduate courses must be taken (inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, etc.). The difference usually is in how much of a certain area they require (some require a semester of biochemistry while others require a full year for example). You'll have to visit the website of the medical schools to which you'd like to apply and get their specific requirements for prerequisite courses. Source: I'm a 4th year medical student

The two most popular companies that offer MCAT prep classes are Princeton Review and Kaplan. I would visit their websites ( and to find out more about fees, locations, times, etc.

I know the University of Chicago does not require a Bachelor's degree, but almost everyone accepted has a degree

The average MCAT tends to be about a 36 (95th percentile), though the applicant must have a well rounded application with very strong grades, strong recommendations and, typically, strong commitment to medicine and community volunteerism. PLease of students are denied admission with MCAT scores over 39 (99th percentile plus) and strong grades from good schools. Applicants need to stand out. The good news is there are plenty of great medical schools for those who are just "good" students with good (not great) MCAT scores.

You do not need a degree to take the MCAT, most premedical students take the MCAT their junior year before they graduate, however you do need a bachelors degree in something to be accepted into an American medical school

If you're a Junior or Senior undergraduate in college who wants to go to medical school, then you're probably planning on taking the MCAT, which stands for Medical College Admission Test. Just like how you probably took the ACT or SAT to get into the college, you must take the MCAT to get into a medical school.Prometric centers offer this examination more than 25 times a year. You can take this test in the morning or in the afternoon, since this exam takes about about five hours to complete. Before, the time the exam takes to complete to complete was longer.The MCAT has four sections, which are designed to test your writing skills, your medical knowledge, your reasoning skills, and your problem solving skills. Each section of the MCAT is multiple choice, except, obviously, the writing sample section. To complete the Writing Sample section of the MCAT, you must enter two writing samples into a computer.The Physical Sciences section and the Biological Sciences section are 52 questions long and they each take 70 minutes to complete. The verbal reasoning section is 40 questions long and that section takes 60 minutes to complete. You will be given 60 minutes to complete two writing prompts for the Writing Sample section.To prepare for the MCAT, the AAMC recommends that students create a study plan, order practice tests, and read The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam.Benefits of Scoring Well on MCATThe main reason why you should shoot to score well on the MCAT is so you can get into the medical school of your choice. Admissions into medical schools heavily depend on your MCAT score, so doing well is extremely desirable. If you manage to score a 44 to 45 on the test, which places you in the 99th percentile, you can probably get into any medical school in the USA.If you plan to apply to an Allopathic, Osteopathic, Pediatric, or Veterinary Medicine school, then you should definitely study, so you score well on the MCAT.You need to verify that you are planning to attend one of the above schools in order to take the MCAT. If you're aren't applying a health professions school, or if you are already a medical student, then you will have to get special permission to take the MCAT.Visit if you want to learn more about the MCAT test. Learning more and taking this test is essential if you want to work in a health profession.

The MCAT, which stands for Medical College Admission Test, is a standardized exam that will test you on your writing skills, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and your knowledge of information that are prerequisites to studying medicine. Medical schools will look at the results of the MCAT to help determine who they will admit.Since the MCAT has such a big impact on admissions, many students take MCAT prep classes to help prepare. However, if you cannot afford MCAT prep classes, or if they aren't offered where you live, then you can take the MCAT practice test.Depending on which MCAT practice test, after you take the practice test, you may be given a list of ways to improve your performance along with your score. If you look around, you may be able to find a company or college who is offering a free MCAT practice test.Benefits of MCAT Practice TestThe main benefit of the MCAT practice test is that you'll be able to gauge how well you will do on the actual test. If you don't do very well on the MCAT practice test, you should have plenty of time to ensure you'll do well on the actual test. By taking the MCAT practice test, you will have to time to access your weaknesses and turn them into your strengths.By taking the MCAT practice test, you'll know what to expect on the real test. Taking the practice test will help you form an idea of what type of questions the MCAT will ask, and what information the MCAT will cover. When you take the real test, you won't be as worried and you likely won't find anything on the test that surprises you.Disadvantages of MCAT Practice TestThe main disadvantage of taking the MCAT practice test is the cost. Most likely, you'll have an extremely hard time finding a free MCAT practice test that accurately represents the type of questions you'll find on the MCAT. Therefore, you're probably going to spend some money to take the MCAT practice test. If you do manage to find a free MCAT practice test, chances are, it won't be very good quality.If you want to learn more about MCAT practice tests, you can visit By taking the MCAT practice test and doing well on it, you can ensure your admission into the medical school of your choice.

Yes. The MCAT is a very long, tedious exam for medical school. You'd have to be "on drugs" to take it every weekend.

No the MCAT is only if you're applying to medical school. Therefore for nursing, PA and chiropractors don't need to sit for that exam.

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