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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The new “Enrichment Programs on the Web” is a data base resource to help undergraduates locate summer enrichment programs on medical school campuses.

Information about the programs can be obtained online, Association of American Medical Colleges, http://services.aamc.org/summerprograms.

*Information provided by:
Association of American Medical Colleges Enrichment Program Home Page. April 30, 2008. Association of American Medical Colleges. April 30, 2008 http://services.aamc.org/summerprograms.

ADMISSIONS TESTS/ENTRANCE EXAMS
Dental Admissions Test:  http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat/index.asp
Graduate Record Exam:  http://www.ets.org/gre/
FAQs about the new GRE revised General Test: 
Medical College Admissions Test:  http://www.aamc.org/start.htm
Optometry Admission Test:  http://www.opted.org/info_oat.cfm
Pharmacy College Admission Test:  http://tpc-etesting.com/pcat


CENTRALIZED APPLICATION SERVICES
Allopathic Medicine (AAMCAS):  http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm
Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM):  http://aacomas.aacom.org   
Dentistry (AADSAS):  http://aadsas.adea.org
Podiatric Medicine (AACPM):  http://www.e-aacpmas.org
Pharmacy (PharmCas):  http://www.pharmcas.org
Physician Assistant (CASPA):  http://secure.caspaonline.org  
Veterinary Medicine (VMCAS):  http://www.vmcas.org      


MCAT REGISTRATION
The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the examinee's knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Scores are reported in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Medical college admission committees consider MCAT scores as part of their admission decision process.  Almost all U.S. medical schools require applicants to submit MCAT scores during the application process.  Many schools may not accept MCAT scores if taken more than three years ago.  Applicants should refer to the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) to determine specific MCAT requirements.

Information about the MCAT & MSAR can be obtained on-line, Association of American Medical Colleges, http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/registration.htm.

*Information provided by:
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Website. April 30, 2008. Association of American Medical Colleges. April 30, 2008 http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm.


OAT REGISTRATION
The Optometry Admissions Test is offered in a computerized format.  Testing is available year round – you select the date, time, and place that is most convenient for you to test.  To increase the likelihood you will receive your first choice of date, time and location, you should schedule 60 to 90 days before the desired examination date.  You must apply for your test with the Optometry Admission Testing Program and receive your eligibility letter prior to scheduling your testing appointment with Prometric Test Centers (http://www.prometric.com).  Information about the OAT can be obtained online, Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry, http://www.opted.org.

*Information provided by:
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry OAT Home Page. April 30, 2008. Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry. April 30, 2008 http://www.opted.org.

DAT REGISTRATION
The Dental Admission Test (DAT) is conducted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and has been in operation on a national basis since 1950.  The Dental Admission Test is administered on computer.  The testing program is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability.  All U.S. dental schools require applicants to the DAT.  The examination is entirely multiple choice and consists of four separate examinations that cover the following areas: Survey of Natural sciences, Perceptual ability, Reading comprehension, and Quantitative reasoning.  Examinees will have 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete the entire examine.

You must apply to take the test with the ADA and receive your eligibility letter prior to scheduling your testing appointment with Prometric Test Centers (http://www.prometric.com).  To increase the likelihood you will receive your first choice of date, time and location, you should schedule 60 to 90 days before the desired examination date.  Official score reports will be sent directly to dental schools requested on the DAT application approximately 3–4 weeks after the test.

Information about the DAT can be obtained on-line, American Dental Association, http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat.

*Information provided by:
American Dental Association DAT Home Page. April 30, 2008. American Dental Association. April 30, 2008 http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/testing/dat

**Adapted from U of CA - Santa Cruz.; Health Career Resource Office, MCD biology department, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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