Free Study Guides for the MCAT

Of all the possible subject matter to study, we have great starting points for you as you prepare for the MCAT. Our free study guides for the MCAT will help chart your path toward the best preparation possible before such an important test. You will have an idea of the scope of each of the test sections and be able to identify areas in which you need to study.

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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.

Our study guide is meant to serve as a general list for directing your preparation. Understanding these terms and major concepts provides a solid basis for taking the MCAT successfully. However, the information provided is a starting point and is not extensive.

Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems

The concepts covered on this section of the MCAT are taken from mostly introductory level college science courses, such as biology, various chemistry courses, and physics. Use this study guide as an outline of the concepts you’ll need to know in order to do well on the test.

Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

What kind of reasoning skills will be required on this section of the MCAT? How much analysis will be needed? Find out what you’ll need to know, and be able to do, in order to ace this portion of the test by using this study guide!

Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior

The impact of social, psychological, and biological factors in health practice cannot be underestimated. Find out what you’ll need to know about these topics to be successful on this section of the MCAT by utilizing this study guide!

Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning (question type)

Knowing your subject matter is important, but so is knowing how to answer questions that are different in nature from the standard type of test item. Three MCAT sections include a type of question called “Scientific Inquiry and Reasoning.” This question type will test your ability to reason in a scientific fashion. Find out more about these questions in this study guide and you’ll be prepared to tackle them on test day!

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