Forget the MCAT

The pending shortage of primary-care physicians is leading medical schools to change their admissions criteria to emphasize “social accountability” rather than high scores on the Medical College Admission Test, says Duke Cheston, writing on the Pope Center site. “To all the pre-med undergraduates out there, put down the organic chemistry text book and MCAT prep flashcards. You may be wasting your time,” he writes.

Jane S. Shaw — Jane S. Shaw retired as president of the John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in 2015. Before joining the Pope Center in 2006, Shaw spent 22 years in ...

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