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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

More information

There are several great resources online to help you find out more about pursuing a future in a health-related field. We have gathered useful links for staying on track for graduation, researching careers and more.

Standardized testing information

So many acronyms, so little time

You may recognize some of the acronyms below as tests you could have to take in order to get in to a professional school. Click on the name of a test below to see what type of test it is, information about style of the test and how it is scored.


MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

Standardized, multiple-choice exam.

  • Designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, reading comprehension, and reasoning skills.
  • Assesses knowledge of science concepts and principles important to the study of medicine.
  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems (118-132), Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems (118-132), Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior (118-132), Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (118-132).
  • Learn more on the AAMC website.


PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)
  • Standardized, multiple-choice exam.
  • Measures general academic ability and scientific knowledge for pharmacy.
  • Writing, Biological Processes, Chemical Processes, Critical Reading, and Quantitative Reasoning.
  • Scored from 200-600 with averages between 340-460.
  • Learn more about the PCAT.


DAT (Dental Admission Test)
  • Standardized, multiple-choice exam.
  • Designed to measure general academic ability, science comprehension, and perceptual ability.
  • Survey of natural sciences, perceptual ability, reading comprehension, and quantitative reasoning.
  • Scored from 1-30 with 17 being average.
  • Academic Average (AA) and Perceptual Ability Test (PAT) scored separately.
  • Learn more about the DAT.


OAT (Optometry Admission Test)
  • Standardized, multiple-choice exam.
  • Designed to measure general academic ability and comprehension of scientific information.
  • Survey of the natural sciences, reading comprehension, physics, and quantitative reasoning.
  • Scored from 200-400 with 300 being average.
  • Learn more about the OAT.


GRE (Graduate Record Exam)
  • Standardized, multiple-choice exam.
  • Designed to assess problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills.
  • Verbal Reasoning (130-170), Quantitative Reasoning(130-170), and Analytical Writing(0-6).
  • Learn more about the GRE.

Academic planning & Suggested timelines

Helping you stay on track

Staying on the path to graduation is important if you plan to go to professional school. We have complied academic planning sheets for each pre-professional program with suggestions for classes, timelines and more.

Health career exploration links

Researching your future

The internet is a great tool to help you find out more information about health careers. But sometimes it can be hard to find good, reliable links to help in your research. Below is a list of website that we recommend you check out.

Explore Health Careers - information about various healthcare careers including job outlook and academic requirements

About Health Careers - general information about a wide variety of health career topics

Health Careers at a Glance - basic information about which health careers are best suited for different personalities

Wisconsin Health Careers (AHEC) - information on healthcare careers and the Wisconsin educational institutions that offer the various programs

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