You should take the exam multiple times, if possible, to familiarize yourself with the questions asked and the procedures. The questions will vary depending on the state where you live. The process of taking the exam will help you prepare and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to pass.
If you have already taken the AAMC Mcat exam in high school, you are already qualified to take the exam at the next level. However, it may not be necessary to take the exam again, unless you plan on going to medical school.
There is no maximum amount of time that you can take the exam, though you may wish to consider taking a break between the first and second attempts. The reason for this is to allow your body a chance to acclimate to the different physical demands of the exam.
Keep in mind that you will be asked to write at least one page of written material, usually over one hundred and fifty pages. This can be difficult if you have not taken the exam before. If this is your first time taking the exam, it is recommended that you prepare by reading the test and having a professional write your answers for you.
During the examination itself, you may feel pain in your throat or mouth. You may even experience difficulty swallowing. These symptoms are normal and will resolve as you continue the examination. When you feel uncomfortable, do not hesitate to discontinue the exam.
After the exam, you may be required to submit to a physical exam. If this is the case, you should notify your primary care provider of any changes in your body. They will then be able to advise you whether or not the exam was necessary and if you need further testing.
Your results from the AAMC Mcat exam will be sent directly to the Board of Dental Examiners (DBE). Once you have received your score, you may choose to take the next step in completing your application for enrollment into the program.