Step-by-Step Process of the Health Professional School Committee
Below are step-by-step instructions for participation in the Health Professional Committee review process. Please contact the Pre-Professional Advising Center if you have questions firstname.lastname@example.org, or (252) 328-6001. Best wishes with the application process!
The Health Professions Committee is instituting new requirements for participation beginning January 1, 2012. In order to to participate in the review process and receive a letter of recommendation from the HPC, students must submit all documents required for an interview by October 15. This is to ensure that the committee has time to write and submit your letter by November 1st.
Minimum academic requirements for participation:
All students must have a minimum 3.0 overall gpa, and a minimum 3.0 science gpa.
Students applying to Medical School must have a minimum 22 MCAT score.
Students applying to Dental School must have a minimum 16 DAT score (Academic Average and Total Science).
If a student is told by their Pre-Professional Advisor not to apply to professional school but does so anyway, the student will not be granted an interview during that application cycle.
Special consideration can be made for students applying to Caribbean schools.
Step 1: Register with the Pre-Professional Advising Center by completing the Applicant Profile Form. This can be completed online and emailed to the PPAC: email@example.com, or returned to our office (2500 Old Cafeteria).
Step 2: Read and sign the Statement of Understanding Form and bring to our office for your file. Do not worry about the items listed at the bottom if you haven't turned them in. We will use the form to check them off as they are submitted.
Step 3: Select the faculty members to complete the evaluations. You will need a total of three faculty evaluations: 2 in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry, and/or physics), specifically those that taught you the prerequisite science courses (or higher level) and 1 additional faculty evaluation -- this could be someone from your major. You must have either had a science lecture (not lab lecture) or done research with the science faculty recommending you. Provide each faculty member with the Faculty Evaluation Form and a deadline date (be sure to give them plenty of time to complete the form and do not ask at the last minute). The faculty will need to send the completed evaluation electronically, along with a letter of recommendation, to our office. This can be sent directly to the PPAC: firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 4: Complete your centralized application (AMCAS, AADSAS, etc.) and submit a copy to the PPAC. This can also be sent electronically (save as a pdf) to email@example.com . This will include your transcript, volunteer/work history, MCAT or other standardized test scores, and personal statement. *We must have your centralized application before we can set up an interview with you.
Step 5: Submit the form Request to Send File to the PPAC: firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of the schools to which you would like your committee letter sent, as well as any other letters you would like included. Please note deadlines of schools to which you are applying.
Step 6: Once your file is complete (Application Profile form, 3 faculty evaluations, professional school application, and test scores) we will contact you to schedule an interview.
TIP: Prepare for your interview by working with someone from the Career Center
*Interviews for the fall are tentatively scheduled for Thursday and Friday afternoons in May, June, and July, and September and October. The deadline for participation is October 15th. All documents and faculty evaluations must be submitted to us by October 15th to receive an interview. If Thursday or Friday afternoons do not work with your schedule, we will try to make other accommodations.
Step 7: After the interview is complete and the committee letter is returned to us, we will submit your letter(s) whereever you so designate. For more information on the details of submitting letters, please refer to the AMCAS website at http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/faq/amcasletterwriter.htm, or the AADSAS website: http://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/aadsas/Applicants/GeneralInstructions/Pages/Evaluators.aspx
Step 8: On your centralized application, under Letters of Evaluation, create a slot for your committee letter. Please list Ms. Elizabeth McAllister as the contact: email@example.com . This will generate a Letter ID #. A link will display to print a copy of the letter id form. Please print (or save as a pdf) and submit to Ms. McAllister. She will then submit the letter on your behalf to AMCAS.
Step 9: You should receive electronic confirmation from AMCAS once each of your letters has been received.
Step 10: After your letter is written, someone from your interview committee will contact you for a follow-up. Your overall evaluation will not be shared with you, but the committee member can provide you with feedback regarding what the committee liked and think you should emphasize, and if there is anything you can improve upon.
Please keep us posted on your status!