Med School Entrance Exams

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). According to the AAMC, the MCAT is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, knowledge of natural, behavioral, and social science concepts and additional principles needed to the study the field of medicine.

In 2015, the AAMC released a new version of the MCAT exam that eliminated the writing component and placed a stronger emphasis on biochemistry. In addition, there is now a new section dealing with Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior. In response to these changes, the pre-medical track at Holy Family now includes two semesters of Biochemistry, a required semester Psychology, and the option to take another social science course.

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The Dental Admission Test (DAT). The DAT is administered by the American Dental Association and is the standardized admission tests for all dental school applicants. The DAT is designed to measure an applicant’s academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual abilities. Get information about the exam and how to schedule a test date can be found here.