Entrance to professional school will require the MCAT (medicine), DAT (dentistry), OAT (optometry), PCAT (pharmacy), or the GRE (PA/PT veterinary/public health). The MCAT has three sections of multiple choice questions (physical science [chemistry/physics], biological science, and verbal reasoning). Scores of 9 on each section are competitive for admission. For the DAT, a score of 18 is competitive, and for the OAT, a score of 300 is competitive.
Preparation for each of these exams varies, but there are several factors in common to good test preparation: