The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice examination designed to assess the examinee’s problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine.” Most medical schools require applicants to take the MCAT and it serves as a significant factor as they evaluate applicants.

View the PDF Document: JHU MCAT Tips report to see how Hopkins students planned and studied for the MCAT as well as other activities they were involved in during that time.


Most dental schools require that applicants take the Dental Admission Test (DAT). The DAT is administered by computer at Prometric Testing Centers and students can register for the DAT through the American Dental Association’s (ADA) website. The test is usually taken Spring semester, junior year.