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Test Preparation Guide

This guide is for presentation of various test preparation materials and recourses.

Medical School and Related Topics

What is the DAT?

The DAT (Dental Admission Test) is a multiple-choice standardized exam taken by potential dental school students in the United States and Canada.

What to expect on the DAT

The DAT is composed of four sections of multiple choice questions: A survey of the natural sciences, perceptual ability, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning. The test is a total of five hours and 15 minutes.


What is the MCAT?

The MCAT (Medical College Admission Test) is a standardized test for prospective medical students in the United States and other countries. It is designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, written analysis and knowledge of scientific concepts and principles.

What to expect on the MCAT

The MCAT consists of the four multiple choice sections that test: Biological and biochemical foundations of living systems, Chemical and physical foundations of biological systems, Psychological, social, and biological foundations of behavior, and Critical analysis and reasoning skills. The MCAT is a total of seven hours and 30 minutes long.


What is the PCAT?

The PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test) is a standardized test administered to prospective pharmacy school students.

What to expect on the PCAT

The PCAT tests basic scientific knowledge, math, verbal, reading comprehension, and writing skills, as well as overall critical thinking skills. The test is divided into five sections and has a total of 195 multiple choice questions and one writing topic. It is approximately three hours and 40 minutes long.