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MCAT: Critical Analysis and Reading Skills (CARS)

The American Association of Medical Colleges, the organization responsible for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), notes that the CARS section of the test is designed to:

  • "test your comprehension, analysis, and reasoning skills by asking you to critically analyze information provided in passages;
  • include content from ethics, philosophy, studies of diverse cultures, population health, and a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines; and
  • provide all the information you need to answer questions in the passages and questions themselves."

More information can be found on the AAMC's CARS Section Overview.

Guidelines for Stevens Students

If you are preparing to take the MCAT, Stevens' Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC) recommends that students spend at least 15 minutes every morning and evening reading and thinking about substantive articles on current events to prepare for the CARS portion of the exam.

For more information, contact Professor Kumbaraci or Professor Muisener, co-chairs of the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

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