Definition of Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT): The MCAT is a test that is required of all applicants to medical school in the U.S. and Canada. The MCAT is "a standardized test used to assess applicants' science knowledge, reasoning, and communication and writing skills." The MCAT is given under the aegis of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
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