Getting Started

Pre-Health Advising provides support for applicants including pertinent workshops, personal statement review, school selection, and advising regarding readiness to apply and application timing.

For students applying to medical school, dental school, optometry school, or podiatry school, Pre-Health Advising provides a committee letter of recommendation. These applicants go through the Pre-Health board process to ensure a strong application. 

Important Dates for 2021-2022

September 30, 7:30-8:30pm (Zoom): Required Applicant Workshop

January 14: Last day to schedule intake appointment

March 30: Last day to request a board interview

April 4: Priority Slate application deadline

May 13: Secondary Slate application deadline

June 1: Last day to submit Slate application

August 1: Last day to submit your centralized application to schools 

Application Timeline

This timeline details the processes involved in applying to medical, dental, optometry, and podiatry programs. If your interest is in another program, contact to discuss the details and deadlines.

  • Attend an Applicant Workshop
  • Complete intake forms
  • Complete intake appointment
Winter Break
  • Begin drafting personal statement
February – March
  • Prepare written materials: personal statement, activities list, short answer essays
  • Complete board interview
  • Request individual letters of recommendation
  • Primary deadline for Slate application submission
  • Secondary deadline for Slate application submission
  • Medical school applications open
  • Attend Centralized Application Workshop
  • Submit medical school applications
  • Dental school application opens
  • Optometry school application opens
  • Submit dental school applications
  • Centralized applications are processed
  • Work on secondary applications
  • Committee letters are prepared for students who submitted in April
  • Committee letters are prepared for students who submitted in May
  • Podiatry application opens
  • Interview season begins
  • Interview season ends
  • Begin health professions program!