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Doctor, Surgeon or Psychiatrist

Testing Requirements: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Application Service: American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

Associations: Association of American Medical Colleges website

Dentist

Testing Requirements: Dental Admission Test (DAT)

Appliction Service: American Association of Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

Associations: American Dental Association

Ophthalmologist

Testing Requirements: Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

Application Services: American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

Associations: American Academy of Ophthalmology

The difference between an Optometrist and and Ophthalmologists is that the Ophthalmologist can do surgery. Read more on becoming an Optometrist and how to prepare for optometry school testing and applying to optometry schools.

Pharmacist

Testing Requirements: Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

Application Services: Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS)

Associations: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Some Pharmacy schools do not require a BA/BS to be completed prior to application.  

Review the general education requirements for three regional Pharmacy Programs.

University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy 

As of July 2019, Skaggs no longer requires the PCAT.

Regis University School of Pharmacy

University of Wyoming - Laramie

Physical Therapist

Testing Requirements: Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Application Services: The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS)

Associations: American Physical Therapy Association

Veterinarian

Testing Requirements: Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Application Services: Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)

Associations: Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

Schools Not Using Application Services

Advanced students, transfer applicants and those who want to attend medical schools not associated with Associations or using Application Services should contact those schools directly for assistance.

Physician's Assistant

Visit our Physician's Assistant website for more information on that career and education.