Because of the new Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) coming out in 2015, the University is recommending pre-medical students planning to start medical school in or after Fall 2016 to gear their course selection towards the MCAT’s new focus on biochemistry and the social determinants of health.
This academic year has seen a campus-wide initiative to increase the study of the humanities at Stanford. One of the stepping-stones in this initiative is an upcoming Admit Weekend event, titled “Creativity and the Human Condition: Humanities Research and Arts Endeavors at Stanford,” set for April 30.
Last Thursday, an advisory panel appointed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) released its recommendations for a new version of the Medical College Admission Test, or MCAT. The panel’s proposed changes include eliminating the writing section of the test and adding a social science section.