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, likely to try and improve their scores? What if there was a way to skip the MCAT all together? Well, you may be in luck. This blog will discuss the difficulty of the MCAT and will provide 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.
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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 blogs to find out MCAT test dates, MCAT release dates and "what is a good MCAT score?" 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).
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.
Allopathic medical schools that don't require MCAT:
McGill University *Baccalaureate degree must be completed within Canada
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