The Department of Biology and Chemistry offers a preparatory program for students interested in the health professions. At Montevallo, advising for professions such as medicine and dentistry begins in the freshman year and culminates with the “PLUNGE” in the junior year. The “PLUNGE” is the preparatory program designed specifically for the health professions’ entrance exams and application process. This is a self-study course under the watchful care of the health professions advisor at Montevallo. The students will take actual entrance exams, work on applications and personal statements and go through mock interviews.