MCAT goes electronic
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 15, 2005
Medical school applicants will soon be able to take the Medical College Admission Test via computer. The Assn. of American Medical Colleges recently signed a contract with Baltimore-based Thomson Prometric to make the test completely computer-based within the next two years at all locations throughout the world.
The computer format is expected to result in a shorter test day, more test dates each year, faster score results and a more controlled testing environment, according to the AAMC.
The last paper version of the test will be administered in 2006, the AAMC said.
The AAMC administers more than 60,000 MCAT exams each year at more than 600 locations worldwide.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/08/15/prbf0815.htm.