Applying To Medical Or Dental School
For students applying in Summer 2019 and entering programs in Fall 2020 (EC20) All students applying to professional schools in Summer 2019 should consult this page frequently for updated information. Applying in 2019 means the student will be entering medical or dental programs in Fall 2020.
2018 Applicants Orientation--Please download the PowerPoint presentation for the Applicant's Orientation.
2018-2019 Pre-Health 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.
Yeshiva University Medical Alumni Association (YUMAN)
YUMA is an affiliation of YU alumni at various medical schools across the country. They are an excellent resource for those applying to various schools or even looking for more information when making their final decision. Visit their site at https://www.yuman.org/
Before You Apply
The most important question to ask yourself at this point are, "Am I really 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 almost 5,000 applications a season. They want to read yours once. Make it count!
- What To Expect in Medical School
- 10 Things to Do to Prepare for Applying to Medical School
- Making the Most of Your Gap Year
- Is a Post-Bacc Program Right for Me? Seven Benefits to Consider
- Considering a Post-Bacc Program
- Finding a Postbaccalaureate Premedical Programs
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 http://yu.edu/academic-advising/undergraduate-men/tutorial/ or contact Sara Schwartz at email@example.com.
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.
- About the MCAT® Exam
- Prepare for the MCAT Exam
- Understanding the MCAT
- Understanding Your MCAT Score Report
- MCAT FAQ’s
- MCAT Percentile Ranks in Effect May 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018
- MCAT and GPA Grid for Applicants and Acceptees to U.S. Medical Schools, 2016-2017
- MCAT Scores and GPAs for Applicants and Matriculants to U.S. Medical Schools, 2016-2017
- 2018 MCAT Test Dates
Understanding The Process
Trying to organize your secondary applications? Use this helpful video created by one of this year's applicants Irwin Leventer. Access the video at https://www.youtube.com/embed/KDHAVNNEw8o
For Pre-Dental Students
Preparing For Your Interviews
- Acing Your Medical School Interview
- Interview Do's and Don'ts
- Selecting a Medical School: 35 Questions I Wish I Had Asked
After you submit your application and before you receive invitations for interviews, be sure to schedule several Mock Interviews with Career Services. You may also use Career Service’s BIG INTERVIEWS, an interactive interview session which includes a set of Medical School related questions, which students can access once they’ve logged in: They can find these by going to “Practice > Practice Interviews > Admissions Interviews > Medical School Interviews” or by following the link below:
Med School Interview Questions