There are 4 sections:

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems,
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems,
  3. Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, and
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Association of American Medical Colleges

Refer to the AAMC website for more information about dates, scoring, and resources (including Khan Academy, which is free) to prepare you, including information about ordering the preparation materials and practice tests - essential if you are not taking a prep course. Here are some important points from the site:

  • Registration opens in mid-October.
  • There are 30 MCAT dates, and the test is administered in hundreds of locations across the country. 
  • Because they know examinees may have to travel, there may be hotel discounts.
Medical School Policies for Accepting MCAT Scores

Each medical school has been surveyed abou their respective policies (pdf) for allopathic schools regarding which version of the MCAT they accept. This is subject to updates. 

Note: When AMCAS refers to the 2018 Application Cycle, it refers to those who have applied in 2017 and will matriculate in 2018. 

OHSU will require the new MCAT for those applying in 2017.

COMP-NW accepts scores no older than 3 years prior to the application cycle.

Test preparation resources for MCAT (pdf) (some have online options too)