Nova Scotians Must Travel for MCAT

February 26, 2007

Last January we mentioned a glitch in the first fully-computerized edition of the Medical College Admission Tests.  Now the CBC reports another "glitch": accessibility to a limited number of terminals.  In Halifax, there will be only 5 MCAT terminals, accommodating a maximum of 100 applicants.  All of these spots have been spoken for, leaving 200 aspiring young docs looking to travel in order to find a seat.  Nova Scotian students are traveling to Montreal , Maine and Toronto -- adding the stresses and costs of travel to their MCAT experience.  CBC