What is a Good MCAT Score?
The MCAT, or the Medical College Admission Test, is a standardized exam used by many medical schools in the US, Canada, and other countries, to assess your the knowledge and readiness for medical school. The exam consists of the following four sections:
- Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (CPBS)
- Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
- Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (BBLS)
- Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (PSBB)
Your MCAT score is typically used as an indicator of your academic preparedness for the study of medicine. Along with your GPA, your score will be considered in some of the earliest stages of the application review. This is why doing well on the MCAT is particularly important – your score will be assessed in comparison with thousands of other applicants, so proper MCAT prep is key.
Learn more about the MCAT basics below: