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Medical career schools without standardized test requirements

speedygonzo335speedygonzo335 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
Are there any top schools that contain medical career programs that do not require any standardized test scores for admission?

Replies to: Medical career schools without standardized test requirements

  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 8,671 Senior Member
    No MCAT? Or no standardized tests whatsoever?

    There are a number of BA/MD direct-admit programs that don't require students to take the MCAT if they have fulfilled all the other program requirements for med school admission. But only a tiny number of those are at top schools (Northwestern, Brown Rochester)

    Getting admitted to those BA/MD programs require SAT or ACT scores.

    If you don't test well on standardized exams, then medicine is definitely the wrong career for you. Med school and residency is packed full of high stakes, career-determining standardized exams. Plus physicians are required to take standardized exams periodically (every 3-5) to maintain their board certifications after residency.
  • speedygonzo335speedygonzo335 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @WayOutWestMom my question was tweaked towards schools other than med school like example optometry, nursing etc...
  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 8,671 Senior Member
    edited May 12
    No. Basically any healthcare career that requires any specialized or post-graduate training is going to requires some sort of standardized exam.

    Optometry -- OAT.
    Nursing requires the NCLEX to get a license
    PA -- GRE
    Dentistry -- DAT.
    OT and PT --GRE
    Audiology --GRE
    EMT/paramedic-- state and national standardized licensing exams
    X-ray/radiological Tech --national standardized licensing exam (which has to be repeated periodically)
    Sonographer--national standardized licensing exam
    SLP-- GRE
    anesthesiology assistant--GRE or MCAT
    genetic counselor--GRE or MCAT

    You can research a variety of healthcare careers here: https://explorehealthcareers.org



  • artloversplusartloversplus Registered User Posts: 7,734 Senior Member
    Yes there is one, CNA. You can be a CNA as a high school student.
  • speedygonzo335speedygonzo335 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @WayOutWestMom thank you for the info. Do you know what top 50 schools offer sonography?
  • speedygonzo335speedygonzo335 Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    @artloversplus do you know what top 50 schools offer CNA?
  • WayOutWestMomWayOutWestMom Registered User Posts: 8,671 Senior Member
    Sonography programs are offered at most community colleges in the US. It is a 2 year, associate degree level program.

    There is no such thing as a "top 50" sonography program.

    CNA--certified nursing assistant is certificate program (no degree required) that can be taken at a community college, at a health facility as on-the job training, or through an on-line class.

    There is no such thing as a "top 50" CNA program.
  • WISdad23WISdad23 Registered User Posts: 762 Member
    I believe that was sarcasm.
  • i_wanna_be_Browni_wanna_be_Brown Registered User Posts: 7,727 Senior Member
    @WISdad23 based on the other thread, I don't think OP is being sarcastic
  • mjscalmjscal Registered User Posts: 170 Junior Member
    Just out of curiosity what specialty boards require standardized tests every 3- 5 years? I know of boards that are transitioning to quarterly questions but historically all boards I know about have been on a 10 year cycle for MOC.
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