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Occupations

 

Allopathic Medicine

Allopathic Medical (M.D.) Programs Information and Resources:

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) www.aamc.org


Application Service:

American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/

 

Entrance Exam:

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)www.aamc.org/students/mcat/


Required composite letter from Pre-Professional Committee

Osteopathic Medicine                         

Osteopathic Medical (D.O.) Programs Information and Resources:

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

www.aacom.org/Pages/default.aspx


Application Service:

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS)

http://aacomas.aacom.org


Entrance Exam:

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) www.aamc.org/students/mcat


Required composite letter from Pre-Professional Committee and a letter from an osteopathic physician

 Dentistry

 Information and Resources:

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) www.adea.org


American Dental Association (ADA)

www.ada.org


Application Service:

Associated American Dental Schools Application Service (AADSAS)

https://portal.aadsasweb.org/


Entrance Exam:

Dental Admission Test (DAT)

http://www.ada.org/index.asp


Required composite letter from Pre-Professional

Veterinary Medicine

Information and Resources:

Association of American Veterinary Colleges (AAVMC)

www.aavmc.org


Application Services:

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)

www.vmcas.org


Entrance Exam:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

http://ets.org/gre


Required composite letter from Pre-Professional Committee

Optometry

Information and Resources:

 Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

www.opted.org


 Application Services:

www.optomcas.org


 Entrance Exam:

Optometry Admission Testing Program (OAT) www.ada.org/oat/index.html              

 

Required composite letter from Pre-Professional Committee 

Podiatry

Information and Resources:

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

www.aacpm.org


Application Services:

The American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

http://e-aacpmas.org


Entrance Exam (Requirements vary by school.  Some schools may accept scores from any of these exams):

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

www.ets.org/gre


Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm


Dental Admission Test (DAT)

http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx

 

Required composite letter from Pre-Professional Committee

 Pharmacy

Information and Resources:

American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

www.aacp.org


Application Services:

 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)

www.pharmcas.org


Entrance Exam:

Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)

www.pcatweb.info


Physician Assistant

Information and Resources:

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

www.aapa.org

Independent website concerning various PA programs

  www.PhysicianAssistantED.com

Application Services:

Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA)

https://portal.caspaonline.org

Entrance Exam:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

www.ets.org/gre 

 

Chiropractic

Information and Resources:

Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)

www.chirocolleges.org/

 

Application Services:

Apply directly to each individual school.  There is no common application service.

 

Entrance Exam (Requirements vary by school.  Some schools may accept scores from any of these exams):

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

www.ets.org/gre

 

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

 

Physical Therapy

Information and Resources:

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

www.apta.org


Application Services:

Physical Therapy Common Application Service www.ptcas.org

 

Entrance Exam:

Requirements vary by school

  Occupational Therapy

 Information and Resources:

 American Occupational Therapy Association  http://www.aota.org/

 Application Services:

 Apply directly to each indivdual school.  There is  no common application service.

 Entrance Exam:

 Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

 www.ets.org/gre 

Public Health

 

Information and Resources:

Public health is the science and art of creating healthy communities through education, research, and promotion of healthy lifestyles.

 

Application Services:

Apply directly to each individual school.  There is no common application service.

 

Entrance Exam (Requirements vary by school.  Some schools may accept scores from any of these exams):

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

www.ets.org/gre

 

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

 

Naturopathic Medicine

 

Information and Resources:

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP)

www.naturopathic.org

 

Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)

www.aanmc.org/adm_lic/licensure.php

 

Application Services:

Apply directly to each individual school.  There is no common application service.

 

Entrance Exam:

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

www.ets.org/gre

Medical Technology (B.S)

Offered by the Department of Biology, 3 years of coursework plus one year of clinical experience.

Medical Technology Program

Other Undergraduate Programs at Clarion University

Nursing (A.S.N., B.S.N., M.S.N)

Radiologic Sciences (B.S.)

Respiratory Care (A.S.)


These degree programs are offered by Clarion University's College of Nursing and Allied Health, and are primarily run from the Venango and other clinical branch campuses.