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Test Prep Programs

Ready To Apply?

Please look for Summer 2019 applications in February 2019.

Give yourself the tools to achieve the best score possible on your health professions admission exam. Enroll in preparatory programs with qualified instructors at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNM HSC).

Get ready for nationally standardized tests such as:

  • Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
  • Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT)
  • Dental Admission Test (DAT)
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE+)

Challenge yourself academically while receiving encouragement and instruction from expert teachers. The MCAT+ program is held at the UNM HSC campus in Albuquerque, NM, each summer. The program is held at the UNM HSC campus in Albuquerque from June through July.

Get Your Best MCAT Score

Use proven methods of success to prepare for the MCAT, including:

  • Five proctored full-length exams with analyses of your performance
  • Over 50 hours of MCAT preparation instruction

Improve Your Medical School Application

Give your application a competitive edge with:

  • Application and admissions workshops
  • Financial aid workshops
  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification

Med School Admissions Interview

To help you prepare for the social aspect of medical school admission, take advantage of mock interviews and opportunities to network with peers who share your interests. Ask questions of current medical school students during a panel discussion.

How to Apply

Apply online. Check with the Office for Diversity for deadlines. The application includes information on eligibility requirements and expectations for successfully completing the program.

If you're a New Mexico resident preparing to take the PCAT and apply to the University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, the PCAT+ program can help you become a competitive applicant. The program is held at the UNM HSC campus in Albuquerque from the end of May through mid July. 

Aim for a High PCAT Score

To help you achieve your best PCAT score possible, you'll receive over 50 hours of instruction from qualified teachers. Take full-length, mid-term and final practice exams and get help understanding your performance and how to improve your score.

Improve Your Pharmacy School Application

Stand out as an applicant by taking:

  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification

Pharmacy School Admissions Interview

Benefit from mock interviews and networking with your peers. You'll also have a chance to talk to current pharmacy school students about their experiences at a panel discussion.

How to Apply

Apply online. Check with the Office for Diversity for deadlines. The application includes information on eligibility requirements and expectations for successfully completing the program.

Enroll in DAT+ and set yourself up for successful admission to dental school and a fulfilling academic experience. The six-week program is held at the UNM HSC campus in Albuquerque each summer, from the end of May through mid July.

Score Well on the DAT

Receive more than 40 hours of interactive DAT test preparation in a group setting with competent, supportive instructors. Build your test taking skills during practice exams and get a detailed performance analysis so that you can boost your score. 

Improve Your Dental School Application

Take advantage of opportunities that can make you a more competitive candidate, such as:

  • Cultural humility trainings
  • Mental Health First Aid Certification
  • Networking with your peers

How to Apply

Apply online. Check with the Office for Diversity for deadlines. The application includes information on eligibility requirements and expectations for successfully completing the program.

The GRE+ Program's rigorous curriculum, and academic, social and developmental support can help you gain a competitive edge. The program, designed for prehealth professions students, will help you become a competitive applicant for graduate/professional school. The program is held at UNM. 

Support Services

As a participant in programming offered by Hope, Enrichment, And Learning Transform Health in New Mexico (HEALTH NM), you can access online and in-person student support resources, such as tutoring, laptop loans and resource libraries.