Aspiring doctors can put away their pencils. The Medical College Admissions Test will soon be a computer-based exam.
As of January 2007 the MCAT will only be offered in a computerized format, following other major standardized tests such as the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
"They're pretty severe changes," said Matt Fidler, MCAT program manager for Kaplan Test Preparation and Admissions. "On a scale of one to 10 I'd call it a nine, nine and a half."