The Waterton Group: Dallas’ Premiere MCAT-2015 Prep Resource
The choice of a medical school is a decision with lasting impact. Where you study medicine can affect many aspects of your career including your specialization, your job opportunities, and your income. Together with a strong GPA, a high MCAT score can make the difference between admittance into highly ranked medical school and admittance to a mid-tier medical school. Given this admissions-criteria reality, the MCAT is among the highest of the high-stakes tests.
The Waterton Group delivers the most comprehensive MCAT-2015 prep program in the Dallas area. Unlike classroom-based approaches, which follow a fixed, rigid curriculum, the Waterton Group specializes in one-on-one instruction. This model allows our instructor to build a custom lesson plan based on an individuals strengths and weaknesses. Rather than a general overview, our clients receive test-specific, strategic tutoring.
The Waterton Group understands how challenging the MCAT can be. For many pre-med students—even those with stellar GPA’s, research experience, and activities—the MCAT is all that stands between them and medical school admissions. Waterton’s MCAT-2015 test prep program offers:
The new (2015) MCAT exam is composed of four test sections:
Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
Part one of the MCAT is the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section. The 59 questions in this section require you to solve problems by combining your biological and biochemical knowledge with your scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. This section tests processes that are unique to living organisms, such as growing and reproducing, maintaining a constant internal environment, acquiring materials and energy, sensing and responding to environmental changes, and adapting. It also tests how cells and organ systems within an organism act independently and in concert to accomplish these processes, and it asks you to reason about these processes at various levels of biological organization within a living system. Examinees are allotted 95 minutes for this section.
Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
Part two of the MCAT is the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section. This section asks you to solve problems by combining your chemical knowledge and physical foundational concepts with your scientific inquiry and reasoning abilities. The 59 questions in this section test your understanding of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of human tissues, organs, and organ systems. The section also tests your knowledge of the basic chemical and physical principles that underlie the mechanisms operating in the human body and your ability to reason about and apply your understanding of these basic chemical and physical principles to living systems. Examinees are allotted 95 minutes to complete this section.
Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
Part three of the MCAT is the Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section. The 59 questions in this portion of the test ask you to solve problems by combining your knowledge of foundational concepts with your scientific inquiry and reasoning skills. This section tests:
The Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior section emphasizes concepts that modern doctors must know in order to serve a diverse population. Further, it communicates the need for future physicians to be prepared to deal with the social and human issues of medicine.
Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
The final part of the MCAT is the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section. Medical educators believe that physicians must be able to combine scientific knowledge with skills in scientific inquiry and reasoning. With that in mind, the MCAT exam will ask you to demonstrate four scientific inquiry and reasoning skills: (1) Knowledge of Scientific Concepts and Principles, (2) Scientific Reasoning and Problem Solving, (3) Reasoning about the Design and Execution of Research, and (4) Data-Based and Statistical Reasoning.