Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
This section of the MCAT 2015 tests your ability to reason about the processes involved in the study of living organisms. It deals with the foundations of biology and the biochemical sciences, while requiring you to apply research and statistics skills. You will need to know how cells and organ systems work alone, and with each other, in a living system.
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
The MCAT 2015 uses this section to test your ability to combine your knowledge in the areas of chemical and physical science with your ability to reason, research, and use statistical skills. You will be asked to show your understanding of the chemical and physical principles that function within the human body and living systems.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
Drawing from the arenas of cultural studies, population health, ethics, and philosophy, this section requires you to perform information analysis on a wide range of topics. You do not need to know facts from these areas, as all necessary information is provided in the questions. You will be required to demonstrate your reasoning skills with regard to that information.
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
This section of the MCAT 2015 is designed to test your knowledge in the areas of sociology, biology, and psychology and your ability to use this knowledge in the area of health and healthy practices. Knowledge of related topics, such as the effects of cultural and social differences on health practices, will help you to perform well on this section.
Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning (question type)
Within several of the MCAT sections, there are questions requiring you to use scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. The practice questions in this section will help you hone these types of skills in preparation for the test.