Waive the MCAT this year, American College of Physicians says

Mackenzie Bean –
Thursday, August 6th, 2020

The group is encouraging medical schools to use “holistic evaluations of applicants,” instead of MCAT ratings, during this years admissions process.

The American College of Physicians is contacting medical schools to waive the Medical College Admission Test requirement for students looking for admission in 2021..

The COVID-19 pandemic has actually developed many barriers for trainees attempting to take the MCAT this year, the doctor association said in an Aug. 4 statement. Many students have actually expressed hesitancy at taking the MCAT in individual, pointing out health and wellness issues. Scheduling modifications likewise require some students to take a trip extremely far distances to testing sites..

These disturbances disproportionately affect students of color or those in lower-income groups, according to the doctors group. The association said it is concerned mandatory MCAT testing will increase these variations.

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