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The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition

Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-57754-173-8
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Offered exclusively by the AAMC, this printed publication is the only comprehensive overview of the MCAT exam written by the developers of the test. It provides information about registration, test day, score scale, and how your scores will be used in the admissions process. 



The Official Guide to the MCAT® Exam, Fifth Edition
Year Published: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-57754-173-8
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Perfect for future doctors navigating the MCAT exam preparation process, The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam includes:

  • 120 passage-based and independent questions with solutions written exclusively by MCAT exam developers at the AAMC (30 questions for each of the four sections of the exam).
  • A description of the content assessed by each section of the exam.
  • Tips on how to efficiently prepare for the exam.
  • Information on how the exam is scored, including information on holistic admissions, and more.

This product does NOT include online access to the 120 practice questions. You can gain access to those questions by purchasing The Official Guide to the MCAT Exam + Online Practice Questions.

Please note that the AAMC Fee Assistance Program includes free MCAT Prep products in the benefit package (all online products but not the printed Official Guide). Review eligibility requirements.



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Edition: 5th Edition ISBN: 978-1-57754-173-8 Number of Pages: 394 Year Published: 2017