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Pre-professional Society

Author: Provided

Pre Professionals,

 

Welcome back! We have missed you. In our first meeting of the year, we are going to have a Q&A with three first your medical students. They all graduated in the class of 2020 and are excited to hear your questions. The meeting is Wednesday @ 8PM EST on Zoom. We are all looking forward to talking about medical school, the application process, the MCAT, and any other advice you may have. Until then,…

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02/11/21 Health Professions Class | Topic: Personal Statements

Author: Dr. Kathleen Kolberg

Greetings everyone,

 

Here are the slides for tonight's presentation.

 

Here are a batch of personal statements, some good, some not very good, some serviceable...a mix.

 

We will use these for a couple of homework assignments and discussions.

 

For tonight take a look at MM and her personal statement. 

 

Personal Stmt 2021

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Could taking a gap year be helpful to you?

Author: Provided

Recent years have seen an increase in the popularity of taking a gap year among American students, especially in the interim between completing an undergraduate degree and entering graduate school.

The gap year, which gained popularity in the 1980-s among the British, was traditionally taken as an interim year between high school and college, and spent traveling the world. Once treated as “a year off” and stigmatized as a privilege of the affluent, today a well-spent gap year is recognized and respected as an “enhancement” year. While in the past it was considered a rite of passage exclusively for high school graduates, the gap year is now being touted by faculty at some of the world’s leading institutions as a beneficial option for college graduates before entering medical school.…

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Applying to Medical & Dental School

Author: Corianne Kellems

Medical & Dental School Admission Process

  • Standardized tests: April and May
  • Primary application: June and July
  • Initial Screening: June and July
  • Secondary application: July through October
  • Admissions Review Committee: Begins in July
  • Interviews: Late August through March
  • Decision: October 15 through the first week of classes

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Applying to Professional School

Author: Corianne Kellems

The Center for Health Sciences Advising assists students with applications for dental, physician assistant, and other health profession schools. The dental group advising sessions will be announced. The other health applications are handled in individual advising sessions.

Important File Deadlines

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Letters of Rec for Health Professions Due by June 1st

Author: Corianne Kellems

The Letters of Recommendation forms are due by June 1st, 2021.

 

This is typically what slows the committee letter process for most students. 

 

The Advisors will not start writing your committee letter until you have completed and submitted a copy of your AMCAS application (once the app portal has open) to Carry as well as notified her that ALL

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TIPS for 2021 Pre Health Application Cycle

Author: Corianne Kellems

Are you ready for the 2021 Pre Health Application Cycle?! CAREFULLY read below for important tips on the upcoming process:

If you are applying to medical school in 2021 you must turn in your intent to apply & questionnaire to Carry Teshka teshka.3@nd.edu by Jan. 31, 2021. Just a heads up

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Pre-med Minute Video Series with Dr. Kathleen Kolberg

Author: Corianne Kellems

This series of short videos features Kathleen Kolberg, Ph.D., pre-health advisor at the University of Notre Dame, and provides advice for those interested in the steps it takes to get into med school.

Click here to view all 10 videos!

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