ULSOM MCAT Policy:
The ULSOM accepts the most recent MCAT score, and will not accept any MCAT scores older than 2 years old from the time of application.
When to take the MCAT:
The MCAT should preferably be taken during the second semester of the applicant's junior year, or the summer term immediately thereafter. In no case should it be postponed later than the fall of the year prior to the one in which the applicant intends to enter medical school. The MCAT should not be attempted before the major basic science requirements are completed. MCAT information may be obtained from the applicant's premedical advisory personnel or by going on-line to the MCAT website.
ULSOM MCAT Averages:
The MCAT average for the 2013 entering ULSOM students is 9.68 in Verbal Reasoning, 9.42 in Physical Sciences, and 10.05 in the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. MCAT averages for previous years can be found on the ULSOM student profile page.
The MCAT will change to a new format in 2015. The changes include an emphasis on the social and behavioral sciences, scientific inquiry and reasoning skills, and introductory biochemistry. To learn more about the new exam, go to the MCAT 2015 web site.
All applicants must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), with the exception of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry students applying for the Advanced Education Program in Oral and Maxiolliofacial Surgery. The Dental Admissions Test (DAT) will be considered in lieu of the MCAT for these applicants.