Newly designed MCATs starting 2015

<p>Yeah, after two decades they are revamping the test. Basically they've just added a new 'Psychological, Social, Bio foundations of behavior' section that is said to warrant knowledge of psychology and other social sciences. Meaning that highest possible score will be 60. Google it.</p>

<p>Hoorah, what kind of bull is this. I wondering what a question from that section would look like. Ideas?</p>

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<p>omg no!!!! more to study for!</p>

<p>Probably will look like all the rest. Passage based questions relating to fundamental knowledge in those fields, but with a twist that will make the majority of test takers think it's something they've never seen before, and as such the test is "really hard". In actuality the section of the test will be like all the others in that it tests the ability to think critically and use the information presented to arrive at the best possible answer - in other words, what good doctors do with every patient they see.</p>

<p>Honestly, I can't say this enough, but the MCAT mirrors the thought process I use (when I'm really on top of things) every day. Tomorrow I may take care of a child with total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR), and I've never directly cared for a child with that in my career. But I know the basics of cardiac output, the relationships between pulmonary and systemic flow, and a little general information about TAPVR, and I'll use that knowledge (most of which applies to ANY child or adult), add in some of the specific data that patient gives to me in terms of vital signs, labs and physical exam, and I'll make a go at it.</p>

<p>That process is the same thing I'd do if presented with a passage about 17th century Russian improv comedy troupes, or one about speciation of tree frogs in sub-sarahan africa vs the Amazon. Take what the passage gives you, bring in what outside knowledge you have (if any) and make a go at it...</p>