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The New MCAT and Doctors for the 21st Century

University of Virginia. School of Medicine
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With health care reform on the near horizon and other social realities (aging, immigration, chronic conditions, quests for prevention and wellness) dramatically changing health care in the U.S., what kinds of doctors will our health care system (and its patients) require? Clearly, not just medical school curricula but also the selection process for medical students will be key determinants of whether we have physicians fully prepared to practice as the 21st century progresses. This Medical center hour addresses transformational changes underway in the pre-professional preparation and selection of the nation's medical students, including a new version of the MCAT exam, which goes "live" in 2015. What does this new MCAT signal for premedical students as they prepare for medical school? How might colleges and universities offer their premedical students academic experiences that will better equip them for medical school and medical practice in the 21st century? Co-presented with the Institute for the Humanities and Global Cultures, UVa A John F. Anderson Memorial Lecture
University of Virginia. School of Medicine
Childress, Marcia Day
Kirch, Darrell G., 1949-
Canterbury, Randolph J.
Levenson, Michael H. (Michael Harry), 1951-
Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
Medical Center Hour
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