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MCAT Information from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)

Medical College Admission Test®(MCAT®)

 

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Overview

As a prospective medical student, you are probably aware of what the MCAT is and what it may mean to your dreams of becoming a doctor. Your first question may be, what is the average MCAT score of accepted medical students?

According to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)—which administers the test—for the 2022-2023 academic year in the United States, accepted medical school students had an average MCAT score of 511.9*. MCAT scores are an important component of your medical school application. Read on to learn a bit more about the MCAT.


*“Table A-16: MCAT Scores and GPAs for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. MD-Granting Medical Schools, 2018 Through 2022-2023,” AAMC, October 2022, accessed February 28, 2023, https://www.aamc.org/media/6056/download?attachment.

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AUC requires applicants to take the MCAT, and MCAT scores are an important part of applicant evaluation. If you already have MCAT scores, enter them as part of our brief Admissions Assessment. You'll quickly see if you may qualify for enrollment at AUC.

Upcoming MCAT Test Dates

The AAMC schedules numerous MCAT test dates every year. Keep in mind that you must register at least 10 days before a scheduled test date, and that rescheduling fees increase and cancellation refunds decrease as you approach your registered MCAT date.

Additional Resources

Preparing for the MCAT Exam

Learn four tips on surviving the MCAT from Jamie DeTrinidad, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at AUC.
 

MCAT Exam Breakdown

Section-by-section breakdown of the MCAT exam, including approximate section length, the number of questions you’ll need to answer, and the academic disciplines each section emphasizes.

MCAT FAQs

To help you better understand how the MCAT fits into medical school requirements, the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) Office of Admissions has compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about the MCAT. Check out the FAQs, and the answers, below.

Why is the MCAT important?

Medical school admissions committees such as AUC’s look very closely at an applicant’s MCAT scores when evaluating their readiness for medical school.

That’s not necessarily because we think an MCAT score defines the applicant—it doesn’t. Rather, it’s because studies show that a student’s MCAT performance can be directly correlated to that individual’s future medical school performance.

AUC takes a holistic approach when considering you for our program. The MCAT is just one piece of your overall profile, along with your undergraduate performance and adherence to personal attributes that AUC looks for in a candidate like volunteerism and social maturity.

Many schools AUC included offer merit-based scholarships that take your MCAT score into account along with your other qualifications.

What does MCAT stand for?

MCAT stands for Medical College Admission Test. The MCAT—previously known as the Scholastic Aptitude Test for Medical Schools—was first officially administered in 1947. The test has been revamped and reformatted several times since then. MCAT standards were last revised in 2015.

What MCAT Score is good for Medical School?

A good MCAT score is the average score for your targeted medical school. For medical schools like AUC, applications are reviewed holistically, which means they look at more than just your MCAT score. That said, the higher your score, the better your chance of admission.

Are there Practice MCAT Tests?

Yes. The AAMC offers an unscored Free Sample Test and a Free Practice Exam with a scaled score and percentile rank. The AAMC also offers full-length practice exams for purchase.

Can I take the MCAT more than once?

To try for higher scores, students may take the MCAT up to three times in one year, four times in two years, or seven times in a lifetime.