If you're looking for a list of medical schools that don't require the MCAT, you've come to the right spot. Are you feeling stressed about writing the MCAT? Did you know that on average, 24% of all test takers write the MCAT more than once, trying to improve their scores? What if there was a way to skip the MCAT all together? Well, you may be in luck. This blog discusses the difficulty of getting a good MCAT score and provides a list of medical schools that don't require the MCAT in the US and Canada.

As this information changes frequently, it's important that you verify with the school to which you are considering applying. Additionally, please note that this list may not be exhaustive, as new programs are frequently implemented, and existing programs are sometimes removed.

How hard is the MCAT?

Students often underestimate the difficulty of the MCAT, if they're used to performing well on their college or university tests, they assume that naturally, they'll perform well on the MCAT. Unfortunately, the MCAT is no pop quiz and takes countless hours of review and practice in order to succeed. According to the AAMC, in the last 3-5 years, over 85% of examinees who took the MCAT completed courses in biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics prior to taking the test. In addition, nearly half of those test-takers completed a commercial, university or medical school preparation course. With that said, out of roughly 185,000 students who wrote the MCAT during this period, nearly a quarter of them decided to take the test again, likely in hopes of scoring better the second time around. So how hard is the MCAT? Very hard, but not impossible. With dedicated preparation and study, it is certainly possible to do well. If you do decide to take the MCAT, check out our blog to find out MCAT test and release dates. If you'd rather skip the MCAT, keep reading below for the list of medical schools that don't require the MCAT.


BA/MD and BS/MD programs that don't require MCAT:

These joint programs offer the opportunity for exceptional high school students to secure a spot in medical school before even beginning undergraduate studies. Essentially, students will obtain either a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and will then proceed directly into medical school to obtain a Doctor of Medicine degree (MD). 

University at Albany/Upstate Medical University 

CUNY School of Medicine 

Drexel University College of Medicine 

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine 

Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

The University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences 

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University  

University of Florida College of Medicine 

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry 

List of Early Assurance Medical School Programs (EAP's) that don't require MCAT:

Early assurance programs allow academically strong undergraduates the opportunity to apply to medical school at the end of their second or start of their third year of undergraduate study. This can act as a fast track into medical school as students can often bypass traditional requirements for admission.

Albany Medical College Early Assurance Program

Brody School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

Dartmouth University Geisel School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

Georgetown University School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Flex Med Program

Tufts University School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

University of Rochester School of Medicine Early Assurance Program

University of Toledo College of Medicine MedStart Program


Allopathic medical schools that don't require MCAT:

University of Ottawa

Northern Ontario School of Medicine

McGill University  *Baccalaureate degree must be completed within Canada 

Université Laval

Université de Montréal 

Université de Sherbrooke

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