The MCAT is a standardized test of general knowledge of science courses and comprehensive skills in reading and writing. To do well on these tests, students must have analytic skills and problem-solving ability. Information about registration, test dates and exam related questions can be obtained from the MCAT website.
Converse Pre-Med students gain a solid foundation in our liberal arts-based curriculum for their first step toward medical school.
Each medical school determines its specific requirements for admissions. These requirements can be found in the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) guide published by the Association of American Medical Colleges. You may also find these admissions requirements online through the individual medical school’s website.
Active participation in health-related activities through Internships, volunteering or working in health clinics or shadowing doctors is also highly recommended. Such activities will help the applicant gain clinical experience and social responsibility. It will also help students determine if this type of career is the right path for them. Honors classes, independent study and research work are also taken into consideration in the admission process. They demonstrate scholarly, in-depth, and lifelong learning skills.
Early application to medical schools is important. Information on application deadlines and application forms can be obtained at the following websites: