No. Nope. Not going to happen. If you want to apply to medical school without MCAT scores, you’re out of luck in the vast majority of cases. If you are already working towards your undergraduate degree, you are not going to be able to get into medical school without the MCAT. If you want to attend a US medical school, you will most likely (99% of cases) have to take the MCAT. The MCAT is one of the most essential parts of your medical school application. Without it, you shouldn’t expect to go far. The MCAT as a test is strictly for getting into medical school. That is its sole purpose. What does it say about you as an applicant if you haven’t even given it a shot?
The only realistic ways to gain entry to a United States based medical school without MCAT scores are either through early assurance programs offered by some universities or to have been accepted into a Guaranteed Admit program as a high school student. As much as you may be dreading taking this test, there really is no way around it. Even at schools where the MCAT is officially considered optional, it is still required to be a competitive applicant. At Dartmouth Medical school, for example, the MCAT is optional. Applicants are not required to have taken the best. But in 2005, 99% of those accepted, however, did take the best.
Unless you want to attend medical school in the Caribbean (that’s another whole can of worms… Caribbean schools are notorious for their low USMLE pass rates, low residency match rates, low standing, etc.), you really will need to bite the bullet and take the test. Don’t worry, it’s not that bad. With proper time management, dedication, and study time you will surely be able to achieve a respectable score. Don’t be intimidated; just put your time in and work hard, and you will surely reap the rewards. You will be amazed at what you can achieve with a proper study schedule, plenty of rest, and lots of good old fashioned hard work. With thorough review, workable study material, and determination, anything is possible. Ideally, you are going to want to begin studying 2-3 months before the test at a minimum.