Preprofessional Advising

Early Decision

Some medical schools, but by no means all of them, have early decision programs. Students should check the MSAR book or individual school Web sites for more information. In order to be considered for early decision, students must submit and complete their applications by August. Medical schools will send replies by October 1.

Early Assurance Programs

A few medical schools operate early assurance programs which allow students to apply to medical school sometime in the sophomore year.

Veterinary Medicine

Overview of Profession

Veterinarians or Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) are medical professionals whose primary roles are to protect the health and welfare of animals.

Dentistry

Overview of the Profession

Advances in dental research including genetic engineering, the discovery of links between oral and systemic diseases, the development of salivary diagnostics and

Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine

Allopathic Medicine - Overview of the Profession

Allopathic physicians receive an MD.

Timeline

Year Prior to Application

Spring Semester

  • If planning to take the LSAT in June, begin preparing early in the semester. Practice! Practice! Practice!

Transcripts

Medical/Dental

When the AMCAS/AACOMAS/AADSAS applications are open, students can download a transcript request form for each school they have attended (including study abroad) and request

Financing Health Professional School

Cost of Applying to Health Professional School

The number of schools a student applies to determines the overall cost of applying.

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