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 this year.
VCU students will still have the opportunity to participate in the immense benefit of going through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee for the 2019-2020 application cycle for medical and dental school applicants. See below for the updates to committee this year:
- The application for the Pre-Health Advisory Committee will now be a mock, near replica, of the AMCAS, AACOMAS, AADSAS applications.
- Students are required to meet with their pre-professional health advisor to review their mock application prior to submitting the application to the Committee for direct feedback.
- 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.
For the 2019-2020 cycle, the Pre-Health Advisory Committee will NO LONGER be providing 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.
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/