Different health professions require different standardized tests in the application process. Medical school (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 will start 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.