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Plan Your Pathway to Medical School
- Understand the CORE Course Requirements
- Explore Extracurricular Opportunities
- Navigate Gap Year & Postbacc Planning
Obtain Your Committee Letter
Understand the Health Professions Advisory Board process to receive your committee letter and file your letters of recommendation.
Speak with a Pre-Health Advisor
Schedule an appointment to meet with a pre-health advisor or attend a walk-in session.
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“So, what do people usually ask during these appointments?” Pre-health advisors answer a lot of questions about grades, required courses and MCAT scores, which are important. The AAMC’s Advisor Corner asked advisors, “What question do you wish your advisees would …
Last year, AAMC had to make significant changes to the MCAT testing experience in response to the pandemic. This year some things have returned to normal (the full-length test has resumed, for example), but there are still pandemic-related changes to …
During the Pre-Health Chat: Finding Balance as a Pre-Health Student at Penn, Maya Moore CAS ’20 and Jakub Jarmula CAS ’19 shared reflections on managing competing priorities as pre-health students. Maya, a current medical school applicant, suggested tips for navigating the …
Clinical Volunteering in the Time of COVID
Volunteering your time to serve patients demonstrates traits essential to the practice of clinical medicine – including empathy, communication skills, a service ethic, and exposure to the profession. Of course, it has been difficult …