Submitting your application to medical or dental school is just the end of a long road. Successful applicants begin in the first and second semesters to lay the foundations of a strong application. Visit this site often to know what you can do NOW to make your future happen.
GENERAL PRE-HEALTH ORIENTATION2016-2017 PRE-HEALTH PEER MENTORS_PRE-HEALTH LISTSERVETHE ROAD NOT TAKEN CURRENT COURSE REQUIREMENTSUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHJOINT PROGRAMS RECOMMENDED READINGS PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION BOOKLET
GENERAL PRE-HEALTH ORIENTATION General Pre-Health Orientation: This PP presentation from the General Pre-Health Orientation provides an overview for students considering or starting the pre-health track (medical, dental, or any allied health program.) It is crucial to begin as underclassman to lay a solid foundation for your application.
Pre-Health Peer Mentors are upperclassmen completing the application process who were specially chosen by the Pre-Health Office to assist underclassmen on a variety of issues, including course selection, MCAT and DAT prep, extracurricular activities and other topics. They are a valuable resource, so please feel free to contact them via the emails listed below.
Etan Bardash firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to sign up for the YU Pre-Health Listserve to stay current on all events and other important information. Email your name and email address to email@example.com to be added to the list.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
Your Options: MD and DDS are not the only roads you can take. Speak with the Pre-Health Advisor about your options, such as Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician's Assistant, and Physical Therapist. For more information on each of these programs, please visit Your OptionsPhysical Therapy Experience:NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation
Hospital For Special Surgery (NY)
When planning your next semester, please consult these current course requirements:
Required Pre-Med Courses
Required Pre-Dental Courses
YU Requirements: Whether pre-medical or pre-dental, consult these required courses to graduate from Yeshiva University._________________________________________________________________________________
Click here for student abstracts on the most up-to-date research being conducted at Yeshiva.
YU has many joint programs with local universities, including Optometry at SUNY College of Optometry and Physical Therapy with New Jersey Medical College. For more information, visit http://yu.edu/yeshiva-college/combined-joint-programs/.
KNOW THE PROCESS!
It's not too early to understand the application process, including the importance of interview. The Art of Getting Admitted – The Medical School Interview
ARTICLE OF INTEREST: Ten Reasons to Consider a Glide Year. http://www.princeton.edu/hpa/opportunities/glide-year-opportunities/
Pre-Health Suggested Reading List: Books of interested to keep you up to date on the health profession.
More Readings: Click this link for more suggested readings.
For students in their first and second years of undergraduate school beginning a pre-health track, there are many things you can do now to make the application process go more smoothly as you reach your junior and senior years. The document below is divided into chapters which provide useful information on transcripts, letters of recommendation, volunteering and other aspects of applying. There are significant changes to the 2015 MCAT exam. Please be sure to review the new requirements and other changes on the site below.
Welcome Letter from Lolita Wood-Hill, Director of Pre-Health Advisement: A message from Mrs. Lolita Wood-Hill, Director, Pre-Health AdvisementThe Basics: An overview of what you should do now to lay the foundation for your application to medical or dental school.Your Pre-Health Advising Team: Beyond the Pre-Health Advising Office, there are a number of different sources around YU to help you through the process from beginning to end.Pre-Health FAQs: Check here for answers to basic pre-health questions.Planning Your Time at Yeshiva: An overview of what you should be doing each year to lay the foundation for a strong application.Looking At Your Grades: An important article by Mrs. Wood-Hill about on how medical and dental programs view your GPA.What Medical And Dental Schools Are Looking For: Acceptance to Medical, dental, osteopathic and other health related schools rely heavily on quantitative numbers such as GPA (both overall and science) and MCAT/DAT scores. However, this is not the whole picture. They also take into consideration many non-tangible traits as listed below. They will also be an integral part of your committee letter.Your Pre-Health Application Profile: See how you rank in the areas that medical and dental schools consider the most important. Post Baccalaureate Options: GPA not competitive? Find the latest information on post-graduate programs to boost your GPA before applying to medical and dental schools.Applying As An International Student: See how US medical and dental schools handle an international applicant.Guide for Pre-Dental Students: Although much of the application process is similar for all pre-health students, this chapter highlights some unique differences pre-dental students should be aware of. Pre-Health Clubs: Joining one of the Yeshiva pre-health clubs offers valuable opportunities to meet other pre-health students and to show leadership abilities.
Research: An overview of "wet lab" and other clinical experience which are a vital part of the application.MD-PhD Programs: If you want to focus on research, learn about this
special degree which combines medicine and research. Volunteering: A list of local area hospitals and clinics where Yeshiva students can find volunteer opportunities to strengthen their overall application. This is important for both pre-medical and pre-dental students.Letters of Recommendation: It's never too early to start compiling letters of recommendation. This chapter explains how, why and how many.Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation: Helpful guidelines for faculty and others writing letters of recommendation.Request for Recommendation: Each letter of recommendation should be accompanied by this waiver.Dental Admissions Test (DAT): What you need to know about the DAT.Medical College Acceptance Test (MCAT): What you need to know about the MCAT.Helpful Websites: Consult these websites to find useful information from AMCAS, AADSAS, ACCOMAS and others.
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