For undergraduates planning to earn advanced degrees, standardized tests are a crucial aspect of the admissions cycle. Across Stanford’s campus, in between juggling classes and extracurricular activities, students use different methods to prepare for whichever test they are planning to take, with some choosing to attend test preparation courses and others studying independently. Melody Rodríguez…
The revised version of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scheduled to be released this April will place greater emphasis on biochemistry and the social sciences. The revised MCAT is a step towards a new and improved “premedical paradigm” that integrates scientific and social fields of study, said Stanford associate professor Donald Barr M.S. ’89,…
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.
Students find that while UAR pre-med advisers provide useful resources for logistical questions, their lack of personal experiences as pre-med undergraduates is a setback.
The idea that one might be able to enjoy and pursue both science and the humanities seems unfathomable to many of the people I talk to, both back at home and here on campus.
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.