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Standardized Tests       

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) 

Dental Admission Test (DAT)

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PSAT)

Educational Testing Service – (GRE)

Student Professional Associations

Student National Dental Association (SNDA)

Student National Medical Association (SNMA)

Pre-Medical: Application Services

There are two types of medical schools; each has their own centralized application service: one is for allopathic programs (M.D.) and the other is osteopathic programs (D.O.).  The application process has been streamlined as a centralized system so that students do not have to request application from each individual school that he/she intends to apply too.  These applications are computerized.  Applications for foreign medical schools are handled individually by each school.

A student can complete an initial or primary application online and designate which schools they would like to submit them to.  The cost depends on the number of schools you select.  Schools review the primary application and make a decision whether to invite the applicant to submit the secondary or formal application.

Upon receiving the secondary application and letters evaluation, the school reevaluates the entire application and decides which candidates will be interviewed.  Once you are offered an interview, your chances of being accepted increases. 

Numerous medical schools use a “rolling admissions” process where applicants that submit their application material first are interviewed first.   These schools select the candidates for admissions from interviews and continue this process until the class is filled.  It is an advantage to the student to submit application materials early as possible. 

Listed below are the application services used by medical schools:

Medical

Allopathic programs (M.D.)
American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
Section for Student Service2450 N St. NW Suite 201
Washington, D.C. 20037-1131
www.aamc.org (202) 828-0600

Osteopathic programs (D.O.)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOMAS)
5550 Friendship Boulevard Suite 310
Chevy Chase, MD 20815-7231
www.aacom.org (301) 968-4190

Note:  Not all medical schools are members of AACOMAS.  Check individual schools for their participation.

Chiropractic

Students can contact individual schools to request information and application materials. www.acatoday.org

Dental

American Association of Dental Schools (AADSAS)
1625 Massachusetts Ave. NW Suite 601
Washington, D.C. 20036-2212
www.adea.org (202) 667-1887

Nursing 

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
One Dupont Circle, NW Suite 530
Washington, D.C. 20036
www.aacn.nche.edu (202) 463-6930

Optometry

Students can contact individual schools to request information and application materials. www.opted.org

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Application Service (PharmCas)
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
www.PharmCAS.org

Note:  Not all pharmacy colleges are members of PharmCas.  Check individual schools for their participation.

Physician Assistant

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)
American Academy of Physician Assistants
450 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1552
www.aapa.org (703) 836-2272

Podiatry

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
1350 Piccard Drive Suite 322
Rockville, MD 20850
www.aacpm.org (800) 922-9266

Veterinary

Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS)
1101 Vermont Ave. Suite 411
Washington, D.C. 20005-3521
www.aavmc.org (202) 682-0750 

Application Services

Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (ACOMAS)

American Association of Podiatric Medicine Application Service (AAPMAS)

Association of American Medical Colleges Application service (AAMCAS)

Central College application Service (Physician Assistant) (CCASPA)

Veterinary Medical College application Service (VMCAS)

Professional Associations

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

American Association of Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMP)

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMP)

Association of Colleges of Chiropractic Medicine (ACCM)

American Dental Association (DAT) (ADA)

American Dental Education Association (AADSAS) (ADEA)

American Medical Association (AMA)

American Optometric Association (AOA)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Public Health Association (APHA)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Association of Schools and College of Optometry (ASCO)

Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)

National Dental Association (NDA)

National Hispanic Medical Association (NHDA)

National League of Nursing (NLN)

National Medical Association (NMA)

Physician Assistants Education Association (PAEA)

Additional Resources

Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN)

Accredited On-Line Schools and Colleges

National Medical Association (NMA)

Health Careers Club and Societies

The purpose of the Health Careers Club and Societies is to encourage and educate students who express an interest in pursuing a medical or health career.  Students will have an opportunity to shadow doctors and meet recruiters and representatives from various medical schools. The club seeks to encourage an exploration of the field while providing its members with information to better prepare them for their chosen career.     

Eagle Pre-Medical Society

The purpose of the Pre-Medical (Pre-Med) Society is to encourage and educate students who express an interest in pursuing a medical career.  Students will have an opportunity to shadow medical doctors and meet recruiters and representatives from various medical schools. The club seeks to encourage an exploration of the field while providing its members with information to better prepare for medical school.   

NCCU Pre-Dental Society

The Pre-Dental Society is a student run organization.  The goal of the Pre-Dental Society is to teach students about the career of dentistry and provide them with the resources and knowledge needed to assist them in getting into dental school.  A shadowing program has been established.  This program provides students with the opportunity to participate in on-the-job learning.  This experience helps students further their career development before pursuing a dental program.

The organization encourages community involvement and members serve in numerous volunteer roles.  In addition, the club seeks to assist its members in becoming the most qualifies applicants for dental school. 

Pre-Pharmacy Society

The Pre-Pharmacy Club is a student organization for undergraduates who plan on pursuing careers in pharmacy. The goal of the club is to provide resources and opportunities to introduce undergraduates to the world of pharmacy.  In addition, the club seeks to assist its members in becoming the most qualifies applicants for pharmacy school.

The organization also seeks to encourage community involvement and present members with opportunities to serve the community through volunteer service.  By adding depth to members’ understanding of pharmacy, the Pre-Pharmacy Club constantly strives to make its members the best prepared and most informed applicants for the pharmacy program.

 

 
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