Pre-Dentistry

Students interested in pursuing dentistry as a career goal should follow the pre-dentistry track at Randolph-Macon College. The pre-dentistry track follows very closely to the pre-med track; however, it is imperative that pre-dentistry track students pursue shadowing and internship opportunities with dental professionals. They are also given guidance about the Dental Admission Test (DAT) and how best to prepare for it. The DAT is designed to measure general academic ability, comprehension of scientific information, and perceptual ability. Students in this track are strongly encouraged to start looking at the dental programs they are interested in as soon as possible. Dental school pre-requisites are similar, but they do vary from program to program. As long as students complete the pre-requisites for the programs they are interested in applying to, they are free to pursue whichever major they choose. One important part of the dental school admission process is an evaluation letter from the Pre-medical Advisory Committee; therefore, students are strongly encouraged to contact the Committee to set up an interview during their junior year. Students should initiate contact with the Committee before their junior year to ensure they are on track in terms of completing pre-reqs and preparing for the DAT.