MCAT Preparation Program
The MSMS Program begins in June, with an intensive MCAT bridge course. The goal of the course is to enhance and reinforce academic skills that are essential for both improved Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) performance and success in rigorous graduate course work.
Approximately 30 hours per week are spent in class, with an emphasis on cooperative learning in small groups. Subject matter includes physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, biology and psychology. Reading, writing, and critical thinking skills are stressed. Grading for the bridge course is pass/fail. Physical conditioning is encouraged. At least three hours per week of regularly scheduled physical exercise is strongly recommended.
- Create a healthy psychosocial context that promotes student-directed learning
- Create a relationship between program participants and members of the Indiana University School o Medicine community.
- Encourage a positive student attitude toward the intensive MCAT preparation schedule
- Assist students in developing new skills for academic success
- Promote teamwork
- Enhance student performance on the MCAT