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The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee's problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences.

Medical colleges consider MCAT scores as part of their admission process. Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores. Many schools do not accept MCAT scores that are more than three years old.

Beginning in August 2006, the MCAT has transitioned to an exclusively computer based test. The University of Oregon Testing Office is an official MCAT computer based test site. The MCAT is offered on specific test dates, beginning in January and ending by mid-September.




Information on test dates, preparation materials, registration, and test fees for the MCAT can be found at the AAMC MCAT site:

If you require accomodations for testing, please see MCAT Exam with Accomodations.

You can obtain information regarding applying to Medical School by contacting the Health Professions Program advisors in the Teaching and Learning Center, 68 PLC, 541-346-3226.  The web address for HPP is



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