Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

The Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT, is administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges and is considered the standard entrance exam for medical school. The MCAT is a computer based standardized test designed to assess your problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.  The question types are intended to reflect the kind of thinking you’ll do and the skills you need to succeed in medical school programs.  Visit the AAMC website to learn more about the MCAT and how to register.
Online MCAT Preparation Resources
  • What's on the MCAT Exam? This interactive tool allows you to learn the different test components and content tested.  You can also watch video tutorials and view sample questions and explanations.
  • Khan Academy offers more than 1,100 free videos and 3,000 review questions.  The Khan Academy MCAT Collection covers all of the content that is tested on the MCAT exam. As of December of 2015, the Collection now includes 30 passages and 9 videos about the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section
  • MCAT Blog provides video lessons and blog posts on many different MCAT topics for all four sections, study guides, and free flashcards.
  • McGraw-Hill Prep Center for the MCAT provides concise summaries of the most important concepts found on the exam, extensive illustrations that clarify the most challenging topics, and tools to help approach specific question types in the most effective way.
  • Affordable College MCAT Guidebook is a great resource that provides an overview of the test and a starting point for preparing for it.
  • is a free online resource that comes with ready-made flashcards and quizzes made by other students. You can search for the term MCAT to find flashcards and quizzes based on MCAT concepts.  You can also create your own flashcards.
  • is a free online resource that provides word lists.  You can search vocabulary lists for the term MCAT to find the different word lists.  You can then review the word lists with either the word and definition or just the word.  You can also practice the lists in a quiz-like format and it will track your progress so you know what to work on.
  • Kaplan 30-Day Trial allows you access to personalized help and other tools (this service is only free for the 30-day trial period).
  • Chegg MCAT Test Prep provides some free MCAT prep resources, along with additional paid services if you choose to take that route.  For free you can take a four question quiz to get an idea of your performance, do a 20 minute workout of MCAT questions, sign up for a Question of the Day, and take one real full-length practice test.
If you are looking for information on paid test prep services, you can find reviews, service details, and course descriptions for MCAT prep courses at