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Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Applying to Australian medical schools: when do you need to sit the MCAT?

Don’t forget to study! (Photo: Monash University)

The following graduate-entry medical programs require applicants to sit a medical admission test such as the MCAT:

Keep the score release dates in mind when you are registering, as you will need to have your MCAT score at the time of application.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline.

Test date Score release date
March 31 May 2
April 22 May 23
April 28 May 30
May 13 June 13
May 18 June 20
May 19 June 20
June 1 July 6
June 16 July 18
June 17 July 18
June 29 Aug. 1
June 30 Aug. 1
July 21 Aug. 22
July 22 Aug. 22
July 27 Aug. 29
July 28 Aug. 29
August 3 Sept. 5
August 4 Sept. 5
August 11 Sept. 12
August 18 Sept. 19
August 19 Sept. 19
August 24 Sept. 26
August 25 Sept. 26

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills

Register to write the MCAT.

If you are in high school, you can still apply to an Australian medical school—and you don’t need to sit the MCAT! The following Australian medical schools offer medical programs that international students may enter directly from high school:

Wondering about when you need to write the MCAT? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com for more information.

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Registering for the MCAT

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study at an Australian medical school (Photo: UQ)

If you are considering applying to an Australian Medical School for the 2017 intake, you will most likely need to write the MCAT. The MCAT is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

It is recommended that you visit the official MCAT website (https://students-residents.aamc.org/) for all of the important details regarding the test, including registration deadlines, testing dates, and locations.

Australian medical schools that require MCAT

Australian medical schools that do not require MCAT

MCAT 2016 Registration Deadlines

*GOLD Zone registration deadline: Last date to reschedule at the lower rate and last date to receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.

**SILVER Zone registration deadline: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to cancel a reservation.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline

Test Date (2016) Gold Zone Begins Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline**
January 22 Oct. 21 Dec. 22 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
January 23 Oct. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
April 1 Oct. 21 Mar. 1 Mar. 18 Mar. 25
April 23 Oct. 21 Mar. 23 Apr. 8 Apr. 15
May 6 Oct. 21 Apr. 6 Apr. 22 Apr. 29
May 14 Oct. 21 Apr. 14 Apr. 29 May 6
May 20 Oct. 21 Apr. 20 May 6 May 13
June 2 Feb. 10 May 2 May 19 May 26
June 18 Feb. 10 May 18 June 3 June 10
July 8 Feb. 10 June 8 June 24 July 1
July 9 Feb. 10 June 9 June 24 July 1
July 22 Feb. 10 June 22 July 8 July 15
Aug. 4 Feb. 10 July 5 July 21 July 28
Aug. 5 Feb. 10 July 5 July 22 July 29
Aug. 19 Feb. 10 July 19 Aug. 5 Aug 12
Aug. 20 Feb. 10 July 20 Aug. 5 Aug. 12
Aug. 25 Feb. 10 July 25 Aug. 11 Aug. 18
Sep. 1 Feb. 10 Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 25
Sep. 9 Feb. 10 Aug. 9 Aug. 26 Sep. 2
Sep. 10 Feb. 10 Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sep. 2

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If you are interested in medical schools in Australia and would like more information about the MCAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Medical schools in Australia and the MCAT

Thinking of  applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably need to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Australian medical schools in Australia

Study medicine in Australia! (Photo credit: Griffith University)

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines. The scores from each of these four sections will be converted to a scale score ranging from 118 (lowest) to 132 (highest).  For example, if your raw score on one of the sections is between 35 and 37, your converted score might be 123. Scores ranging from 46 to 48 might have a converted score of 128, and so forth.

Australian medical schools that require MCAT

Australian medical schools that do not require MCAT

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/reserving/

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If you are interested in medical schools in Australia and would like more information about the MCAT, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Courtney Frank at courtney@oztrekk.com, or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

MCAT 2016 schedule

Thinking of applying to Australian Medical Schools for the 2017 intake? Then you’ll probably need to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Australian Medical Schools MCAT

Find out how you can study in Australia!

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Keep in mind that test centres have limited capacity and seats are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.

*All MCAT exams will begin at 8 a.m.

Test Date – Score Release Date

January 22 – February 23
January 23 – February 23
April 1 – May 3
April 23 – May 24
May 6 – June 7
May 14 – June 14
May 20 – June 21
June 2 – July 6
June 18 – July 19
July 8 – August 9
July 9 – August 9
July 22 – August 23
August 4 – September 7
August 5 – September 7
August 19 – September 20
August 20 – September 20
August 25 – September 27
September 1 – October 4
September 9 – October 12
September 10 – October 12

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Section
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Section
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section (CARS)

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

MCAT 2016 registration deadlines

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools for the 2017 intake? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Australian Medical Schools in Australia

Good luck, OzTREKKers!

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

OzTREKK recommends that you visit the official MCAT website (https://students-residents.aamc.org/) for all of the important details regarding the test, including registration deadlines, testing dates, and locations.

MCAT 2016 Registration Deadlines

*GOLD Zone registration deadline: Last date to reschedule at the lower rate and last date to receive a partial refund for cancelling an exam.

**SILVER Zone registration deadline: Last date for initial registration without a fee increase and last date to reschedule.

***BRONZE Zone registration deadline: Last date to cancel a reservation.

All deadlines are at 11:59 PM ET on the day of the deadline

Test Date (2016) Gold Zone Begins Gold Zone Deadline* Silver Zone Deadline** Bronze Zone Deadline***
January 22 Oct. 21 Dec. 22 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
January 23 Oct. 21 Dec. 23 Jan. 8 Jan. 15
April 1 Oct. 21 Mar. 1 Mar. 18 Mar. 25
April 23 Oct. 21 Mar. 23 Apr. 8 Apr. 15
May 6 Oct. 21 Apr. 6 Apr. 22 Apr. 29
May 14 Oct. 21 Apr. 14 Apr. 29 May 6
May 20 Oct. 21 Apr. 20 May 6 May 13
June 2 TBD May 2 May 19 May 26
June 18 TBD May 18 June 3 June 10
July 8 TBD June 8 June 24 July 1
July 9 TBD June 9 June 24 July 1
July 22 TBD June 22 July 8 July 15
August 4 TBD July 5 July 21 July 28
August 5 TBD July 5 July 22 July 29
August 19 TBD July 19 Aug. 5 Aug 12
August 20 TBD July 20 Aug. 5 Aug. 12
August 25 TBD July 25 Aug. 11 Aug. 18
September 1 TBD Aug. 1 Aug. 18 Aug. 25
September 9 TBD Aug. 9 Aug. 26 Sep. 2
September 10 TBD Aug. 10 Aug. 26 Sep. 2

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Would you like more information about which medical school in Australia requires the MCAT? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at sarah@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

MCAT2015 score scale for students

A new MCAT means new score scales! Because of the additional time required to set the new score scale, it will take longer for some examinees to receive their official scores. As such, most Australian Medical Schools are waiting for the AAMC to release the first MCAT2015 in order to finalise their medical program’s MCAT entry requirements.

Approximately three weeks after your exam, you will receive preliminary percentile rank ranges, which provide an early indication of the range where your scores on the new exam are likely to fall. The ranges will show how you compare to others who took the exam and help guide decisions about whether to retest and to which schools you might apply—until you receive your official scores.

Your preliminary percentile rank range report can be viewed in the MCAT Score Reporting System. For more information about the MCAT2015, visit the official website: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

If you took the MCAT in April, you should have your scores by mid-June!

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

MCAT 2015 dates

Are you considering applying to Australian Medical Schools? Then you’ll probably want to write the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Find out which Australian medical schools require the MCAT

Graduate-entry medical programs from Griffith Medical School, Melbourne Medical School, UQ Medical School, Sydney Medical School and Monash Medical School require applicants to sit a medical admission test such as the MCAT.

Keep the score release dates in mind when you are registering. For most medical schools, you will need to have your MCAT score at the time of application.

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

About the MCAT2015 Exam

Coming April 17, 2015, the new MCAT exam is designed to help better prepare tomorrow’s doctors for the rapidly advancing and transforming health care system. According to the MCAT website, the changes to the MCAT exam in 2015 will preserve what works about the current exam, eliminate what isn’t working, and further enrich the MCAT exam by giving attention to the concepts tomorrow’s doctors will need.

  • Natural sciences sections of the MCAT2015 exam reflect recent changes in medical education.
  • Addition of the social and behavioral sciences section, Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior, recognizes the importance of socio-cultural and behavioral determinants of health and health outcomes.
  • And the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills section reflects the fact that medical schools want well-rounded applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

The first three sections organized around 10 foundational concepts in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology). In the new Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section, students are asked to analyze, evaluate, and apply information provided by passages from a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.

  1. Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems Section
  2. Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems Section
  3. Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior Section
  4. Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills Section (CARS)

Register for the MCAT! Go to https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/register/

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

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Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

MCAT2015 registration for April-June exam dates open tomorrow!

Registration for the new MCAT2015 exam will open tomorrow, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, for April-June exam dates. Registration for the July-September 2015 exam dates will open in late April 2015.

Australian medical schools in Australia

Find out more about studying medicine in Australia

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. The test is usually an all-day affair. It is recommended that you visit the official MCAT website for all of the important details regarding the test.

Almost all U.S. and many Canadian medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT exam scores. It is also important to note that medical schools in Australia that require the MCAT as part of their entry requirements have an exam score cutoff date. For example, for the 2016 intake, only MCAT scores from January 2013 onward will be accepted.

The 2015 testing calendar will officially begin in April 2015 and go through September 2015. Keep in mind that if you plan to apply to an Australian medical school for the 2016 intake, it is recommended that you sit the MCAT as soon as possible so that your score is available before the application deadline.

Admin and Score Release Dates

  • April 17 – June 16
  • April 18 – June 16
  • May 22 – June 30
  • June 19 – July 21
  • June 20 – July 21
  • July 17 – August 18
  • July 18 – August 18
  • August 5 – September 8
  • August 6 – September 8
  • August 21 – September 22
  • August 22 – September 22
  • September 3 – October 6
  • September 11 – October 1
  • September 12 – October 13

Graduate-entry medical programs from Griffith Medical School, Melbourne Medical School, UQ Medical School, Sydney Medical School and Monash Medical School require applicants to sit a medical admission test, such as the MCAT, which is North American, or the Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT).

Learn more about studying at an Australian Medical School!

Would you like more information about studying at a medical school in Australia? Please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Sarah Bridson at 1-866-698-7355 or email sarah@oztrekk.com.

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Where can I write the MCAT?

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.

Australian Medical Schools in Australia

Yes, you will!

Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. OzTREKK recommends that you visit the official MCAT website for all of the important details regarding the test, including testing dates and locations.

The MCAT is administered multiple times from late January through early September, and offered at hundreds of test sites in the United States, Canada, and around the world. Below is a list of some of the major testing centres in Canada. These test sites and addresses are subject to change throughout the year. To know if any of the sites have seats available for a particular test date, or to verify the address of a site for which you are already registered, you must log in to the MCAT Scheduling & Registration System.

Test Centres in Ontario

Prometric Test Center
4 Hughson St. South
5th Floor. Trios Office
Hamilton, L8N 3Z1
Prometric Test Center
520 First Street
Unit 1
London, N5V 3C6
Dewey College 2
5889 Coopers Ave
2nd Floor
Mississauga, L4Z 1P9
Dewey College 3
5889 Coopers Avenue
Mississauga, L4Z 1P9
Dewey College 1
5889 Coopers Avenue
2nd Floor
Mississauga, L4Z 1P9
Prometric Test Center
5303 Canotek Road
Shefford Plaza Unit 2
Ottawa, K1J 9M2
IT Planit 2
IT Planit
151 Slater Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, K1P 5H3
IT Planit 1
IT Planit
151 Slater Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, K1P 5H3
Canadian Business College 2
2 Bloor St. West
22nd Floor
Toronto, M4W 3E2
PTC/Willis College – McCowan 1
2061 McCowan Road
Suite 207
Scarborough, M1S 3Y6
McDonald International Academy
McDonald International Academy
920 Yonge Street. 2nd Floor
Toronto, M4W 3C7
Canadian Business College 1
2 Bloor St. West
Toronto, M4W 3E2
Cestar College of Business, Health And Technology
3080 Yonge St.
Suite 3040
Toronto, M4N 3N1
PTC/Willis College – Rimrock 1
265 Rimrock Road
Suite 211
Toronto, M3J 3C6
Prometric Test Center
425 Bloor St. East
Suite 202
Toronto, M4W 3R4
Prometric Test Center
Cestar College
265 Yorkland Blvd
Suite 302
Toronto, M2J 0A3

Test Centres in Quebec

Prometric Test Center
800 Rene Levesque West
Suite 1530
Montreal, Canada H3B 1X9

Test Centres in Alberta

Prometric Test Center
4014 Macleod Trail S
Suite 215
Calgary, Canada T2G 2R7

Mosaic Learning Institute

1040 7th Ave SW Suite 120
Calgary, Canada T2P 3G9

Prometric Test Center
6715 177th St. NW
Co-located w/ Sylvan Learning Ctr
Edmonton, Canada T5T 4K3

Business Career College
206 Capilano Mall
2nd floor
Edmonton, Canada Edmonton

MCAT Only
Trimac House
5th Ave SW Suite 100-800
Calgary, Canada T2P 3T6

Test Centres in British Columbia

Prometric Test Center
454-4800 Kingsway
Metrotown Cambridge College
Burnaby, Canada V5H 4J2

Ashton College
Ashton College
1190 Melville St.
Vancouver, Canada V6E3W1

Cambridge College
454-4800 Kingsway
Burnaby, Canada V5H 4J2

Camosun College – MCAT Only
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Dawson Building Room 213
Victoria, Canada BC V8P 5J2

Test Centres in Manitoba

Prometric Test Center
200 Meadowood Drive
Unit 17
Winnipeg, Canada R2M 5G3

Prometric Testing Center – MCAT Only
1-1530 Taylor Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3N 1Y1

Test Centres in Newfoundland & Labrador

Prometric Test Center
Division of Lifelong Learning
Spencer Hall, Memorial University

Room SP4004, Prince Phillip Drive
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, Canada A1C 5S7

Test Centres in Nova Scotia

Prometric Test Center
6440 Quinpool Rd
Halifax, Canada B3L 1A8

International Language Institute – MCAT Only
7071 Bayers Road
Halifax, Canada B3L 2C2

Test Centres in Saskatchewan

Prometric Test Center
407 1st. Ave. North
Saskatoon, Canada S7K 1X5

For more information, please refer to the official MCAT website or call 202-828-0690.

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Find out more about these medical school in Australia:

Do you have questions about medical programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Officer Broghan Dean at broghan@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

UQ Medical School follows Canadian medical schools’ lead regarding MCAT

We’ve got some great news for anyone interested in applying to UQ Medical School!

Now in line with Canadian medical schools, the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine has approved MCAT validity up to five years. Previously, applicants to the UQ Medial School’s MBBS program were required to have an MCAT of no more than two years old. For example, if a student was interested in applying to the 2014 intake, he or she must have a valid test result from no earlier than January 2011. Now, applicants are permitted to submit MCAT results from 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 if they are applying to the 2014 intake.

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in Physical Sciences, Verbal Reasoning, and Biological Sciences. The test is usually an all-day affair. OzTREKK recommends that you visit the official MCAT website for all of the important details regarding the test.

About UQ Medical School

Program: Graduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

The principles upon which the design of the UQ MBBS is based include an emphasis on the following:
– Problem-based learning (PBL) in a clinical context
– Self-directed, lifelong learning
– Critical evaluation of the scientific basis of medicine
– Integration of basic and clinical sciences throughout
– Bio-psychosocial approach to medicine
– Clinical training ab initio
– Communication skills and
– Personal and professional development

Location: Brisbane or Ipswich, Queensland
Semester intake: January
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: The University of Queensland Medical School applications are assessed on a rolling admissions (first come, first served) basis. OzTREKK recommends that applicants apply early to increase their chances of timely assessment.

Entry Requirements for the UQ Medical Program:

  • Completed degree (Bachelor, Master, PhD)
  • GPA equivalent to 5.0 on UQ’s 7.0 scale
  • MCAT score (minimum 8/8/8 or 8/8/M/8) or GAMSAT score (minimum of 50 in each section)
  • Compulsory consultative meeting with the School of Medicine

Apply to UQ Medical School!

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Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Medical Schools Admissions Officer Broghan Dean at any time to assist you with your UQ Medical School application, or to answer questions you may have regarding the MCAT or medical schools in Australia.

Email Broghan at broghan@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.