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Do we need the MCAT?

July 29, 2010

McGill University announced this week that it will no longer require the MCAT for Canadian applicants. The test is widely used as an admissions exam for medical schools.

 School officials say they decided to scrap the test because there is no French language equivalent. They tell The Montreal Gazette they are also working to encourage more non-traditional students to attend in the hopes that people with backgrounds other than science and those who have taken time off from school will bring new ideas to the medical profession and help address a shortage of general practitioners.

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