During the real MCAT, advanced-level topics - beyond the detailed list - will certainly be explored, typically within a passage. However, to correctly answer the question, only a combination of the assumed knowledge presented below and appropriate reasoning is required.
The MCAT outline of topics includes subtopics as iterated by the AAMC.For the detailed list of subtopics, click on the relevant section below.
MCAT subjects in the Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems section explained in detail. Click on the subjects below to view the complete list of topics.
For the detailed list of topics in the MCAT, click on the relevant section below.
The MCAT CARS section will test your critical analysis and reasoning skills. The skills that will be tested in the MCAT CARS section are: foundations of comprehension, reasoning within the text and reasoning beyond the text.
The MCAT CARS passages will touch on the humanities and social sciences. The humanities include disciplines like architecture, art, dance, ethics, literature, music, philosophy, popular culture, religion, theater and studies of diverse cultures.
Social sciences include anthropology, archaeology, economics, education, geography, history, linguistics, political science, population health, psychology, sociology and studies of diverse cultures.
MCAT subjects in the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section explained in detail. Click on the subjects below to view the complete list of topics.