Standardized Tests (MCAT, DAT, GRE)

Different health professions require different standardized tests in the application process.  Medical schools (MD, DO, and some foreign) require the MCAT. Dental schools reqiure the DAT. Veterinary medicine schools require the GRE and some would accept the MCAT. Beginning in 2020 some PA programs started requiring or accepting the new PA-CAT. The MCAT, DAT and PA-CAT are based on content knowledge you amass during your years in college and  require extensve knowledge and intensive preparation. The links on the left provide comprehensive information about these standardized tests and preparation materials. 

Brown University's Curricular & Co-curricular Assistance Grant is available to assist undergraduate students in supplementing expenses for standardized test preparation costs, including the MCAT. Students who are eligible for a fee waiver from the medical school application system are also eligible to access Brown's E-Gap funds to assist with costs related to test preparation for medical, law, or graduate school exams (MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, etc). More information can be found on UFunds under E-Gap Funds' Curricular & Co-Curricular Assistance Grant.