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Pre-Health Advisory Committee Process for Students Applying to Medical and Dental Schools

All students interested in applying to the Pre-Health Advisory Committee this spring are REQUIRED to attend an Applying to the Pre-Health Advisory Committee Workshop.  In the workshop we will be reviewing everything that students need to know about the committee and attendance at a workshop is the ONLY WAY a student will be able to log in to the application.

 

VCU students will have the opportunity to participate in the immense benefit of going through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee for medical and dental school applicants.  The benefits of participating in the Pre-health Advisory Committee process include:

  • The application for the Pre-Health Advisory Committee will now be a mock, near replica, of the AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS applications.
  • Students are encouraged to meet with their assigned pre-professional health advisor to review their application prior to submission,
  • Interview length is increased to 45 minutes – 25-30 minutes for interviewing and 15-20 minutes for 360 degree feedback from committee members.
  • Students will receive access to the Evaluation Form used by committee members to assess the individual competitiveness of their application.

As of Spring 2019, the Pre-Health Advisory Committee will NO LONGER provide  letters of evaluation (committee letters) for pre-dental and pre-medical VCU students.  This decision was made after long deliberation and input from professional program admissions departments. However, VCU Students can elect to establish a letter of evaluation file with the Office of  Pre-Professional Health Advising.  This service simply collects letters of evaluation from your references and sends your letter file to medical and dental school application systems (AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS, TMDSAS) using the website VECollect.

Participating in the committee process is optional but strongly recommended, as it offers students an invaluable opportunity to receive direct and specific feedback about how they can be the best possible applicant to their programs of interest.

For information about the Pre-Health Advisory Committee, please see: http://wp.vcu.edu/prehealthadvisorycommittee/