Healthcare requirements and education continue to evolve to meet the needs of medical schools selecting the best applicants into medical school. In addition to restructure of the MCAT, Medical College Admissions Test, a well-prepared student will gain benefit through first-hand experience as a medical scribe. Specifically those who have certified as a Clinical Information Manager (CMSS), will also present credentials, enabling minimal standards of education to the US Healthcare System to ensure data integrity. CMSSs also meet minimal training requirements, work performance , and maintain a commitment to continuing education. (www.theacmss.org). Certified Medical Scribes often receive a letter of recommendation from the rapport built in close-working relationship with physicians. Distinguishing and balancing oneself through education, experience, growth and connecting to national initiatives through designated professional associations are key attributes that open doors to enable oneself to “stand out from among their peers in candidacy!”
The Association. of American Medical Colleges announced in February the first revisions to the Medical College Admission Test in 21 years. Starting in 2015, the exam will include:
■ A new “Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior” section to test what is typically taught in introductory psychology, sociology and biology courses.
■ A new “Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills” section to reasoning ability by having students analyze, evaluate and apply information provided in passages from a range of social sciences and humanities disciplines.
■ Two natural sciences sections to test concepts typically taught in introductory biology, general and organic chemistry, biochemistry and physics.
■ No writing sample.
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