Applying To Medical Or Dental School

For students applying in Summer 2020 and entering programs in Fall 2021 (EC21)

All students applying to professional schools in Summer 2020 should consult this page frequently for updated information. Applying in 2020 means the student will be entering medical or dental programs in Fall 2021.

  • 2020 Applicants Orientation--Look for the new PP presentation after the Pre-Health Applicant's Orientation on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.
  • Committee Letter Applications--Look for the new application soon.
  • Writing A Letter of Intent--Special thanks to Mr. Ramon L. Villongco, Assistant Director of Admissions, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, for this presentation which was used during his session to pre-health students.

For Medical

For Dental

2019-2020 Pre-Health Peer Mentors

Pre-Health Peer Mentors are upperclassmen completing the application process who were specially chosen by the Pre-Health Advisor 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.


Ariel	Sacknovitz

Ariel Sacknovitz 

Maxwell Charlat

Maxwell Charlat


Ariel	Kohenbash

Ariel Kohenbash

Before You Apply

The most important question to ask yourself at this point are, "Am I ready to apply? Have I created the most competitive application possible? Would I benefit from an extra year? A post bac program?" Medical and dental schools see over 5,000 applications a season. They want to read yours once. Make it count!


Remember that the YU Tutoring Program is not only to help you pass courses, but to maintain the GPA (science and non-science) which is required for medical and dental programs. Find more information at or contact Sara Schwartz at


The MCAT and DAT exams are one of the most important aspects of your application. Plan ahead. Organize your study schedule. Leave room for contingency plans.

Understanding The Process

Secondary Applications

Trying to organize your secondary applications? Use this helpful video created by former YU applicant Irwin Leventer. Access the video at

For Pre-Dental Applicants

The Interview

     Preparing For Your Interviews

     Mock Interviews: After you submit your application and before you receive invitations for interviews, be sure to schedule several Mock Interviews with Career Services. 

     The Big Interview: Student's may also use YU's Career Center's The Big Interview, an interactive interview session which includes a set of medical school-related questions.

     Med School Interview Questions

     MMI Interviews

Pre-Health Student Handbook For Applicants


Updated: September 2019