The MCAT is a standardized test administered by the AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) that demonstrates students’ understanding of verbal reasoning, physical & biological sciences, critical thinking and writing skills. Your MCAT results are a critical component of the Duke-NUS admissions process for the MD and MD-PhD Programs only.
The MCAT is offered in various locations around the world. For test locations, click here
You should take your MCAT no later than September 2013 to apply for our 2014 intake. If you are applying for Early Acceptance, you will need to sit for the MCAT no later than end-July for your scores to be reported to us before the early acceptance deadline. We strongly encourage you to register at least 60 days in advance of your desired test date as seats are limited, especially in test centers outside the US.
• After selecting a test date, please register on the AAMC site to reserve your seat for the exam. Please note the MCAT is not offered in October, November or December.
• Duke-NUS will accept MCAT test scores for tests taken in 2010 or later for the 2014 intake
• MCAT results are generally released 6 weeks after the test date. Please check the MCAT website for expected release dates.
• If you are unable to register for the MCAT before our admissions deadline, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are various websites that have online tests and courses to help you prepare for the MCAT. You can refer to the MCAT website for more information. If you are based in Singapore, the Duke-NUS Library has some sample MCAT books you may use. Please contact us at: email@example.com for more information.
The GRE General Test is a required component of your application to the Duke-NUS PhD program and your test results must be received by Duke-NUS before the application deadline. Submitted scores should not be more than 4 years old at the time of admission. When you take the exam, please have your scores sent directly to Duke-NUS with the Designated Institution (DI) code of 4915. Information on the GRE can be found here. Due to the huge volume of applications we receive, we will not review incomplete applications. All supporting documents (i.e. letters of recommendation and transcripts/WES reports, test scores, etc.) must be submitted by the application deadline.