Dental colleges require, in the application process, that students do well
on the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The scope of the exam is broad and includes:
I. Natural Sciences, II.Perceptual Ability, III. Reading Comprehension, and IV.
Quantitative Reasoning. Typically, the student should take the DAT at least one year
prior to the planned year of beginning dental school. For most students this will be
in the spring of their junior year. Each area is scored from 0-30 with 15 being average.
Succesful students typically score above average and maintain at least a B+ (3.25)
Osteopathy: If you are interested in a career in medicine and your dream is to be a physician who has a holistic approach to healthcare you should consider being a osteopathic physician. A doctor of osteopathy has a fundamental belief in the power of the body to heal itself and focuses on direct patient contact working side by side with other physicians and health care providers. A doctor of osteopathy has all the rights and privileges given to MDs. Click on the "Links" bullet below to learn more about this challenging opportunity and what a doctor of osteopathic medicine is.