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Getting into Professional School

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Specific course requirements to enter medical or dental school are minimal, but academic excellence is stressed. In addition, excellent performance on MCAT or DAT exams, life experiences, and familiarity with the professions is also important. Calvin will prepare you for success in medical school, dental school and beyond.

What to do & when to do it

Applying to medical or dental school is a dynamic process that involves many complicated steps. Application to the central application services is followed by the completion of secondary applications to specific schools. Interviews and evaluation of letters of recommendation by the medical and dental school admissions committees will usually lead to success for a Calvin student.

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Taking the entrance exams

Medical colleges consider Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) scores as part of their admission process.

» Learn more about taking the MCAT

All U.S. dental schools require students to take the Dental Admissions Test (DAT).

» Learn more about taking the DAT