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What is the MCAT
The MCAT test (Medical College Admission Test) is a multi-faceted graduate exam that all prospective medical school students must take and perform well on in order to gain entry into medical school. This program is required for students in both Canada and America and is designed to examine a students grasp of key scientific concepts and apply them to critical thinking based problems. Since 2007, all exams have been given on the computer, with limited paper testing reserved for international sites.
Originally developed in the early 1920s, the MCAT has changed dramatically over the years to incorporate new advances, technology and values of the time period. And while the MCAT has changed once again in 2015, there is no doubt that the future will bring even more changes as the field of medicine rapidly grows in the 21st century.
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