Current Undergraduate Students


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Students interested in health professions should join the Health Professions email list serv by emailing Carry Teshka. Applications generally start the spring of junior year for those who expect to matriculate immediately after graduation. Students who wish to take a gap year and matriculate a year later would start the process during senior year. The application process takes approximately 15 months. Susan Gursky, Ph.D., advises sophomores in any major considering a health profession

Your cover letter will be formulated by the advisors in the Center, Father James K. Foster, CSC, M.D.,  and Kathleen J.S. Kolberg, Ph.D. We assist with the application process to health graduate programs with:

  • Advice on the process.
  • Specific coaching on preparation.
  • Information about specific schools and program.
  • Continuous updates on trends regarding careers, training, and health care.
  • Composing the overall committee letter and managing of recommendation letters.

We can assist with general application questions and medical school questions in particular. A checklist (46kb PDF) can help guide your preparation. We also provide advising for students in the science preprofessional major.

You have reached a place in your education where perhaps some choices are becoming clear, but questions are still coming fast. If you have questions, please contact us.


When I know I am ready to apply to medical school and I am a Junior or a Senior at the University, what are the next steps?

Please contact the office in October to let us know you will be applying that cycle. We do send out mass emails to make students aware that the medical school process within our office is approaching. However, there are always some students who miss these emails. If you are planning on applying to medical school please notify our office. We do make you aware of the medical school process, however, it is your responsibility to take control over your medical school application process.