PROGRAM DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
The MCAT-DAT Review Summer Workshop is a residential academic enrichment program designed to prepare pre-medical students for the Medical College Admission Test and pre-dental students for the Dental Admission Test. In addition, this program enhances student preparation for the medical school or dental school application process. This program was established to assist in diminishing the number of medically underserved areas in Kentucky by developing more competitive applicants for medical and dental school from those areas. The underlying premise is that such students are more likely to return to their hometowns or similar areas to practice medicine or dentistry, thus helping to eliminate the health professional shortage areas in Kentucky.
Attend daily lectures presented by instructors covering the sciences, quantitative reasoning aspects of the test, and perceptual ability (DAT only), attend small-group, interactive study sessions led by current medical and dental students, complete several full-length practice exams to assess progress,be advised on the admissions process, writing the personal statement, and preparing for the interview, Attend clinical observations in the School of Dentistry Clinic, University Hospital, private medical and dental practices and other health care facilities
COST AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS.:Housing, transportation and educational materials are provided at no charge for applicants who have a family taxable income under $75,000. Applicants with a family taxable income of or exceeding $75,000 are required to pay a program fee (refer to the back of the application). Scholars will receive a stipend to cover meals/groceries. Students must abide by all rules of the program, including mandatory class and study session attendance. Students are asked not to work during the program due to our schedule.
Applicant must be a Kentucky resident. Applicant should have a cumulative and BCPM (biology, chemistry, physics and math courses) Grade Point Average of at least 3.0. Applicants should have completed or be currently enrolled in the following courses:
3 Semesters of General Biology Courses (with at least 2 labs), 2 Semesters of General Chemistry with Lab, 1 Semester of Organic Chemistry with lab, 1 Semester of Physics with Lab,1 Semester of Calculus or 2 other college Math Courses.
MCAT Required Courses:
DAT Required Courses:
3 Semesters of General Biology Courses (with at least 2 labs),2 Semesters of General Chemistry with Lab, 1 Semester of Organic Chemistry with lab,1 Semester of College Math
PREFERENCEIS GIVEN TO THE FOLLOWING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS: An applicant who is from a medically underserved area in Kentucky, An applicant from an ethnic or racial group underrepresented in medicine & Students who are planning to take their exam in 2011 Semester of College Math
Program Coordinator Sr
University of Lousville School of Medicine Office of Minority and Rural Affairs, Room 502 Abell Administration Building
Louisville, KY 40202-3866