Preparing for the MCAT is a daunting task and in the wise words of Benjamin Franklin, “By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail”. No need to panic though, this is what you’ve been training for. But incase you hadn’t heard…
Starting in April 2015 a completely revamped MCAT rolls out and the changes are huge! Instead of a 3 hour 20 minute test, this monster is nearly doubled clocking in at 6 hours 15 minutes. Gulp. Instead of the broad bland sections of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Verbal Reasoning there are now, 1) Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems, 2) Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems, 3) Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations and 4) Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills. Yep, that’s really their new names and they’re definitely a mouthful. Within the sections there are 10 Foundational Concepts or big picture themes and Content Categories aka subtopics that your being tested on. The changes reflect a shift of focus on a more holistic approach to medical education and testing how students can apply their all their knowledge to the medical field. In addition to testing on the application of the natural sciences, there is now a section on the social behavioral sciences highlighting the importance of sociocultural and psychological expertise integration needed in today’s diverse healthcare world.
So are you panicking yet? Well with this major overhaul of the MCAT a lot of resources available out there are now outdated and won’t be the right help for the MCAT 2015. Take a deep breath. This is where MCAT Cracker comes in. On MCAT Cracker you take MCAT 2015 practice tests that simulate the look and feel of the new MCAT and that emulate the difficulty level of the real thing. Log on to MCATCRACKER.com and take a free diagnostic test to see where you stand and pin point your weaknesses. These new sections with their exhaustive titles are kind of intimidating but MCAT Cracker has free introductory video tutorials to walk you through all the changes to MCAT 2015 and on what to expect in each section. Upgrade your membership to unlock all the practice tests, each complete with streaming tutorials and explanations of answers to really give you the edge in studying for the MCAT 2015. Each explanation gives you a breakdown of the Foundational Concept and Content Category the test question comes from. Plus, little piece of advice: right now you could upgrade and unlock the tests for $39 instead of the regular $99! There’s even support 24/7/365 to help you all along the way.
The new MCAT 2015 is a monstrous undertaking but with MCAT Cracker you can test-drive the exam and get real feedback! Preparation is key and although you can read through and through and study tons of test prep material, the real preparation comes from practice. Taking timed MCAT 2015 practice tests will not only greatly help you in studying concepts and content but you’re also practicing for the actual test day seeing how the test is structured and getting accustomed to the test section times. The MCAT and whole process of getting into the med program of your dreams is stressful enough as is but with MCAT Cracker you will have the kind of preparation Benjamin Franklin would be proud of.
MCAT Cracker Blog coming soon for all pre-medical students preparing for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Stay tuned!