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What is too low of a PAT score?

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by USCbiograd, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. USCbiograd

    USCbiograd 7+ Year Member

    I am worried about my PAT section score from the DAT. I only made an 18, but I felt that the rest of the test scores were pretty solid.
    Bio 20
    GChem 23
    OChem 21
    RC 20
    QR 18
    PAT 18
    TS 21
    AA 20

    Do you guys think that an 18 will hinder my chance of gaining acceptance to dental school?
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  3. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    it wont hurt your chances.
  4. Lonely Sol

    Lonely Sol cowgoesmoo fan! 10+ Year Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    Atlanta, GA

    No I think you should be good as long as you have some shadow work and good gpa. I dont see any reason for you to retake unless you know you can better in every section! Thats the only reason I would even attempt to take it!!

    Just my $0.02

    Btw, Do you have any input on bio section!!! Everyone on here said it is really really hard!! In your opinion was it bad?!
  5. USCbiograd

    USCbiograd 7+ Year Member

    I didn' think the bio section was all that hard. The questions can be out of left field, and to be honest I saw a lot of questions that were not covered by any of my study aids (Kaplan and Topscore). Just make sure you are comfortable with a BROAD range of Biology questions. Also, since there are 40 questions that compose the Bio section you have a little more room for error than the other Natural Science sections.
  6. xdianaax

    xdianaax In memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Sep 12, 2006
    Nice scores! Congrats!
  7. BodybldgDoc

    BodybldgDoc Guest

    Jan 13, 2007
    In your closet
    your pat is fine. not bad at all
  8. DDSY

    DDSY Bright Lights at Night 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2006
    United States
    Not too low at all. Gl
  9. RussianCUB

    RussianCUB looking at teeth for life 2+ Year Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    east coast
    I think you should be fine with dental school... hopefully you will be able to express yourself on an interview and show your interest in dentistry. otherwise congratulations

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