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.

Current Zoom Sessions

NEW! Zoom Meeting with Dean Noreen Kerrigan at Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Dean Kerrigan speaks with YU premed students from Wilf and Beren campuses, including the effects of COVID-19 on this year's application cycle.

Zoom Session on Interviewing (with YU Career Center) (Tue Sept 8)

Zoom Session on VITA Interviews (Monday, Sept 14)

For Medical

MCAT STUDY TIPS--Special thanks to Med School Tutors for creating this PP presentation with helpful hints for preparing for the MCAT, including sample CARS questions.

For Dental

Joint Programs

Yeshiva University has developed several joint programs with colleges in the New York area when students can continue their training. Students interested in any of these programs should speak with the Pre-Professional Advisor for more details.

  • The Graduate Program in Physician Assistant Studies at Mercy College
  • New York College of Podiatry
  • NYU School of Nursing
  • John Hopkins School of Nursing
  • New York University College of Dentistry
  • Rutgers School of Dentistry—EARLY ADMISSIONS
  • SUNY School of Optometry
  • SUNY Upstate Medical College
  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • The Medical School for International Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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

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.


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

     Interviewing Tips: Distributed by AADSAS but applies to medical as well as dental interviews. 

      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

English Equivalency Letters

English Equivalency Letter--For students (who have graduated post Spring 2017) applying to graduate program which require verification that Writing Intensive designated courses are English-based composition courses.

English Equivalency Letter--English Equivalency Letter (for students who graduated prior to Spring 2017) For students applying to graduate programs which require verification that First Year Seminar (FYS) and First Year Seminar Honors (FYSH) courses are English-based composition courses.


Updated: September 2019