A few years ago I got dismissed from medical school and now am applying to dental school. The reason I got dismissed is because I failed 2 courses. Since then, I took graduate level courses in the areas I struggled in med school, shadowed dentists, volunteered in a dental lab, improved on learning strategies, and did well on the DAT. I feel that the MCAT was very good indicator of what to expect in med school. I am pretty sure there is a strong correlation between MCAT scores and Step 1 scores. I can say this without one ounce of doubt, that the MCAT is significantly more difficult than the DAT. While dentistry is obviously more specialized then medical school, is it fair to assume it will be easier? Now, I have no doubt, dental school will be challenging, but because I could not make it in medical school does that mean I can't make it in dental school or another health professional school? I imagine a dismissal is not a good thing to have on any application, but it's not like I got dismissed from a masters program and now trying for dental school. Does anyone know of people who failed out of medical school and are now in dental school? I don't know of anyone in particular, but have heard through friends that it was possible.