Are you prepared to enter the application process? The review process includes many factors involving academics, career exploration and clinical experience, life experience, letters of recommendation, personal statements, and more.
The letters of recommendation portion of the pre-health application typically raises the most questions and takes the most time. It is the only part of the application that depends on the efforts of multiple busy professors and doctors, not to mention the emailing and letter sending that must take place to get the package finalized.
Your personal statement is an opportunity to set yourself apart from other applicants. It is the portion of the application where you get to discuss who you are and what is important to you, so take advantage of this opportunity!
- Health Admissions Personal Statement
- How Does a Personal Statement Fit Into Your Application?
- What Are Admissions Committees Looking For?
- Before Writing: Brainstorm
- The Writing Process
- Expressing Your Clinical Experiences in Writing
- General Do's and Dont's
- Evaluating Your Personal Statement
Learn about institution types and criteria to consider when making your ideal school list.
- Making a Health Professions School List
- Recommended School List Length
- Resources to Research Schools
Once an admissions committee has offered you an interview, they consider you a viable candidate for their school based on your application. The interview allows the committee to evaluate and assess your interpersonal skills, your motivation for the profession and the unique aspects of your academics and experience. Be prepared and make the most of the opportunity!
- Interviewing for Health Professions Admissions
- Mock Interviews
- Before the Interview
- Interview Day
- After the Interview
- Types of Interviews
- Typical Interviewer
- Importance of the Interview
- Final Tips
Students enrolling in health professional programs should be prepared for that financial commitment. Loans are generally the primary source of funding, with graduate debt averaging slightly over $100,000. Learn more about sources of funding through this section.