MCAT Preparation

Supporting Students for MCAT2015

Why did the MCAT change?

How we engage with our health and what we expect from our physicians are changing rapidly, so it follows that practicing medicine in the U.S. is evolving as well. It is a very exciting time!

These changes in the medical field have trickled down to medical school curricula and admissions processes by extension. Thus, the changes to the MCAT that began in Spring 2015 represent a growing trend in medicine towards a more well-rounded physician who understands how the social and psychological framework of patients influences the health decisions they make.

How will we prepare our students?

In an effort to strongly support our students, we made significant changes to how we will prepare students in our program for the MCAT.

We adopted a two-pronged approach:

Classroom curriculum
In keeping with its long history as a leading science educator, Hopkins has assembled a committee of experts from a diverse collection of fields to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of the evolving premedical education landscape. By assessing the curriculum, we have implemented productive changes in the courses that address our students’ needs.

Direct MCAT training
Although we are helping students prepare a strong foundation for medical studies, we understand that students must do well on the MCAT in order to gain admissions to medical schools.We know that a classroom exam and a standardized test require different preparation.Thus, we offer comprehensive and flexible MCAT preparation, at no additional charge, that specifically teaches students how to take what they have learned in the classroom and adapt it to the unique requirements of the MCAT.