Medical School Admissions in the Headlines: The Take the Current MCAT Before It’s Too Late Edition

MCAT newsHere are some of the latest, most interesting headlines about the medical school admissions process and medical education landscape from media outlets across the country. Leading off…

Good news for pre-med students concerned about a lack of MCAT seats before the test changes in Spring 2015: the maker of the exam (the Association of American Medical Colleges) has added October and November test dates in 2014, as well as testing dates in January 2015. (The Student Doctor Network)

Talk about fierce competition. Fewer than 4% of the applicants to these fine medical schools are accepted.  (U.S. News & World Report)

Medicine is changing rapidly, which may explain why many doctors are moving toward a greater reliance on information technology and data, creating new education and career paths. (U.S. News & World Report)

Here’s a look at pre-meds future selves. A total of 25,687 medical school students were successfully matched into first-year residency positions in 2014, for an overall match rate of 75%, the highest since 2006. (Becker’s Hospital Review)

This school year, medical school students from Temple University have been enriching the science experience of seventh- and eighth-graders at a local high school in North Philadelphia. The experience has also been enriching for the participating aspiring physicians. (Temple University News)