APPLICATION TIMELINE

For course recommendations, visit the curriculum page devoted to that topic; also consult the pages on specific professions for guidance.

First Year

  • Do well in coursework.
  • Attend events sponsored by HPAC, BAPS, and MAPS.
  • Attend small group sessions in the spring with Drs. Dawley and Weight, and consult with them on any questions you may have.
  • Consider clinical and volunteer experiences for the winter and summer breaks.

Sophomore

  • Do well in coursework.
  • Attend events sponsored by HPAC, BAPS, and MAPS.
  • Attend meeting with sophomores in the spring with Drs. Dawley and Weight, and consult with them on any questions you may have.
  • Set up clinical and volunteer experiences for the winter and summer breaks.

Junior – Fall Semester

  • Do well in coursework.
  • Attend meeting for juniors with Drs. Dawley and Weight, and consult with them on any questions you may have.
  • Notify Drs. Dawley and Weight about your intention to apply for programs in the ensuing summer; this notification will lead to the appointment of your HPAC adviser.
  • Meet with your HPAC adviser to discuss your record and plans.
  • Pre-register for fall courses and consider taking a lighter courseload, if possible.
  • Sign up for an exam help course (if desired).
  • Provide Mrs. Scharneck in the Biology department with names of your recommenders.

Junior – Spring Semester

  • Do well in coursework.
  • Study for graduate exams, taking a prep course if needed.
  • Meet with your HPAC adviser regularly.
  • Begin composing your personal statement.
  • Set up clinical and volunteer experiences for the winter and summer breaks.
  • Sign up for your mock interview with HPAC members and conduct interview.
  • Take your graduate exam (MCAT, GRE, DAT, etc.).
  • Check with recommenders that letters have been submitted.
  • Submit signed recommendation waiver to Mrs. Scharneck.

Junior – Summer

  • Complete applications as soon as the application services allow.