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Comment & Response
October 13, 2015

Accommodated MCAT Time and Performance Measurements

Author Affiliations
  • 1University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco
  • 2Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA. 2015;314(14):1517-1518. doi:10.1001/jama.2015.10741

To the Editor Dr Searcy and colleagues1 examined the relationship between accommodated testing time on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and admission to medical school, pass rates on the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step examinations, and time to graduation from medical school. They found no difference in medical school acceptance rates between students with and without extra time on the MCAT but found lower USMLE Step pass rates and 4- to 8-year graduation rates for those with accommodations.