MCAT Sociology Requirements

Did you know that 30% of the MCAT questions are social science related?

If you are considering a pre-med track and plan on taking the MCAT you will need to be knowledgeable about the social sciences. If you take an Introduction to Sociology course, it will help you be better  prepared  for the MCAT. We also offer a course entitled, Sociology of Health and Illness (SOC 2710).

According to Kaplan et al.  (2012) Teaching medical students how to counsel patients about nutrition without any background in understanding variations in the access to nutritious food or the socio­cultural meanings of food is like teaching gene therapy without a background in basic genetic principles.

According to the American Sociological Association, and members who are on the MCAT Behavioral and Social Sciences Committee, some of the content you need to know related to the discipline of Sociology are:   

  • How social and cultural influence well-being
  • How social stratification affects access to resources and well-being
  • Theory, concepts in experimental design
  • Our perceptions and reactions to the world
  • How do personal and group identities influence professional development and behavior

Contact in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology for more information. Sign up for an Introduction to Sociology class, or register for Sociology of Healthcare - SOC 2710

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