I just wanted to bring this article from medicalxpress.com to your attention. It discusses the MCAT test accommodations. As all of you hopefully know there is no statistical difference in the admission rate between those medical school applicants who took the MCAT with accommodations versus those who took it in the regular time. What the study did discover is a material difference in USMLE step examinations as well as a material difference in medical school graduation rates. The article explicitly states that undergraduate GPA was also controlled for during the study.
So what do you think? Should the MCAT continue to provide accommodations? Should any applicants who apply for accommodations be well aware that their chances of graduating from medical school are going to be measurably lower? (The 4-year graduation rates are 67% for those with accommodations versus 86% and the 8-year graduation rates are 88% versus 97%.)