Do I need to take the MCAT for medical school?

Almost every medical student has taken the MCAT, which stands for Medical College Admission Test. It is the standardized test required to apply to medical schools.

  • Almost all U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools require you to submit MCAT exam scores.
  • U.S. students who are looking to go to foreign medical schools do need to take the MCAT.
  • International students who are looking to go to medical school in their own country usually do not need to take the MCAT, but do take the equivalent exam in their country.
  • There may be other exceptionally rare cases when a student can get into medical school without taking the MCAT.

Many schools do not accept MCAT exam scores that are more than three years old.

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