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Health Care Profession

First year

  • Your academic record is key when applying to any health profession schools. The first year you must focus on your studies and by the end of your Freshman year you should have a minimum of 3.4 GPA.
  • Attend the Community Service Fair and explore volunteer opportunities in health care related areas.
  • Meet with the Health Professions Adviser (in the Career Center) to plan you course schedule and to ensure you are taking all the appropriate academic courses.
  • Explore "Considering a Medical Career?" on the www.aamc.org website.
  • Identify summer paid/volunteer medical related opportunities.

Second Year

  • Investigate available paid or volunteer medical related, clinical or research activities.
  • Continue to maintain a solid GPA.
  • If you have not volunteered in a health care related area then you need to secure a volunteer position this year.
  • Spend the year preparing for the Medical College Admisison Test (MCAT) or appropriate test for your health career. Talk with your Health Profession Adviser about the most effective preparation methods for the year. Alumni suggest eight hours of review/study per week plus additional testing preparation of five or six hours of mock testing on weekends will help you to prepare effectively for the test.

Junior Year

  • Make an appointment to meet with the Health Professions Adviser, this is the time to begin the applicaiton process.
  • Prepare a list of possible schools that you intend to apply.
  • Register, prepare and study for the MCAT exam.
  • Make the request to the Health Professions Committee for your composite letter of recommendation.

Summer (Junior/Senior year):

  • Take the MCAT exam.
  • Begin the application process for the schools to which you are applying.
  • Review the following areas on the AAMC website www.aamc.org 
    • "Recommendations Considering Medical School Acceptance Procedures for First- Year Entering Students"
    • "Applicant responsabilities"

Senior Year:

  • Complete supplementary application material.
  • Follow up on the status of your composite letter.
  • Schedule and attend interview at the medical schools. Be sure to take advantage ot the Mock Interview with the Career Consultant in the Career Center.
  • Ensure that all IRS forms are submitted as early as possible.
  • Once you have decide which school you will be attending, notify the other schools immediately that you are withdrawing your application.