We are excited to share with you several updates to the MCAT test
preparation portfolio offered by the AAMC.
We are pleased to inform you that the Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition is
now available. This new edition of the Official Guide includes an updated Part 1 providing students with everything
they need to know about the MCAT exam. It includes an overview of exam
structure, registration and scheduling logistics, preparation
resources, test day procedures, and scoring. Please note that the
questions found in Part 2 remain the same.
Further, all AAMC practice products have been automatically updated to
mirror the new interface of the MCAT exam. As mentioned, in 2018 the
AAMC is making changes to the way the MCAT exam interface looks, feels,
and functions on test day. These changes include new features such as
higher screen resolution, clearer font type and size, and keyboard
shortcuts that can be used during the exam. If a student has already
purchased a product, they will automatically have access to the update.
In addition, a free tool, Practice with Exam Features, has been made available
for your students to preview and practice interacting with the new
interface so they know what to expect on test day. Also, updated Mock Exam Day resources have been added to the
Advisor Hub to assist you and your colleagues facilitate a simulated
test day experience for your students. Students will have the
opportunity to not only become familiar with test day procedures, but
also practice with the new interface under timed conditions.
Finally, the AAMC has re-developed and enhanced the free tool, How to Create a Study Plan for the MCAT® Exam. This
new guide walks students through six steps to help them from
understanding the basics of the exam, to identifying available
resources and strategies to use, to drafting their plan and executing
it. This tool provides worksheets at each step of the process to help
them put together the best study plan that fits their individual needs.
As a reminder, all pre-health advisors receive a 30% discount on test
preparation products. For more information about pricing for advisors,
please refer to our website.
If you have any questions, please contact Pre-health Advisor Support at
202-828-0950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Communications Specialist, MCAT
Association of American Medical Colleges