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Medical and Dental School Applicants: Next Steps After Submitting your Primary App

Congratulations on nearing the AMCAS/AADSAS primary application submission date! It has been such a pleasure working with you all this past year and we look forward to supporting you through the application year as well. Please continue to ask questions as they come up – we are here to help!

  • The 2019 AMCAS Application is open for submission on Thursday, May 31st
  • The 2019 AADSAS Application is open for submission on Tuesday, June 5th

What are the next steps after submitting your primary app?

  1. TRANSCRIPTS: All applicants need to request official transcripts through AMCAS. Learn more here. 2018 graduates – the registrar’s office will be getting us your final transcripts within the next few weeks. Unofficial transcripts will be uploaded to your Interfolio account for our INTERNAL process. You will still need to request official transcripts through AMCAS.
  2. Make sure to CLEAN OUT YOUR INTERFOLIO ACCOUNT. Delete duplicate letters, archive any letters you no longer wish to use, etc. But please keep any documents you used to go through the HPC process. We still need access to your bio report, transcripts, etc. You do not need to update your bio report.
  3. Follow the APPLICATION TIMELINE to make sure you have everything in for the June 1st deadline.
  4. Use the GOOGLE TRACKER to see where you are in the process. Remember that we don’t start your committee letter until your file is complete. Use the Google tracker to see what you are missing and why your file is not yet complete.
  5. You will want to begin pre-writing your SECONDARY ESSAYS. Check out our Medical School Secondary Essays webpage for more info and a link to the Medical School Secondary Essay Prompts Database.
  6. Remember to email us when:
    1. You submit your primary – in that email include a PDF copy of your AMCAS/AADSAS application.
    2. When you send in your first secondary application – this triggers us to start your committee letter (as long as your file is complete.)
  7. Med School applicants, SCHEDULE YOUR CASPer! – More and more schools are using CASPer, and anyone applying to UVM needs to take it. Learn more here. CASPer has specific dates and times and it can be helpful to check this off the to-do list when you are finished with their primary application and waiting for the secondary applications to come through.

Timeline for the Committee Letter:

  1. We start a first draft of your letter after your file is complete (see the June 1st deadlines in the Application Timeline) and you submit your primary application. Email our office once your application has been submitted.
  2. Once you have submitted your first secondary application (and your file is complete), email our office and we will place your file in the Letter Writing Queue. It is at that point that we finalize your letter. The Queue is a first come, first served system. Letters are typically completed within 2 weeks.
  3. When your committee letter has been written and your dossier is complete, we will contact you to let you know.

You are almost done with the first stage of this external process – you are doing great! 

2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs

You’re invited to attend the 2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 23 and 24!

Applying to dental school and need more details? Spring into action with the 2018 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs.

Take advantage of this FREE, live, online opportunity to visit multiple dental school booths and ask questions about the ADEA AADSAS® application—from the convenience of your laptop or mobile device. No travel expenses or registration fees required!

Here’s what to expect during #GDVF18:

ADEA AADSAS Prep Day Live, May 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Online)

  • Get advice on completing a successful ADEA AADSAS application.
  • Learn how to overcome common obstacles related to the dental school application.
  • Gain strategies to help prepare for the American Dental Association Dental Admission Test (ADA DAT).
  • Chat with customer service representatives who can answer questions about ADEA AADSAS.

Dental School Chat Day, May 24 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time (Online)

  • Interact with dental school admissions officers from more than 50 U.S. dental schools in live, virtual booth spaces.
  • Watch video presentations on financial planning, interviewing and other “hot topics” for successful applicants.

Register here.

Upcoming Pre-Health Society Events

The following is an email sent from the Pre-Health Society. If you haven’t already joined and want to find out about them, attend an event and meet the board and members.

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • We are having a meeting on Sunday the 6th to vote on the Pre-Health Society Constitution. We’ll be meeting at Fire Side Lounge in Ross Dining Hall at 4:00 PM.
  • Pets and Pizza is coming up on Monday, May 7th from 6:00-7:30 in Coltrane. Use the go link: go/pets to find the sign-up form.
  • Check out the go-link for the Pre-Health Facebook page: go/prehealthfb.


The Pre-Health Society

Pre-Dental Students: ADEA “Creating a Great Personal Statement” Webinar on 3/7

Wednesday, March 7 at 2:30 pm EST

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Creating a Great Personal Statement—a webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program. Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on how to craft a well-written personal statement to showcase your unique identity. A Q&A session will follow.

Register here.

Summer Health Assistant at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

Applicants must be 21 and over.

Why Work for the Center for Talented Youth (CTY)?

At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. They have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.

The starting salary for instructors ranges from $2,400-$3,000 per 3-week session, depending on education and experience. Teaching assistants earn $1,200 per 3-week session, and residential assistants earn $1,400 per 3-week session. Salaries for administrators vary by position. Room and board are provided at residential sites.

Working closely with the site nurse and site director, health assistants (HAs) participate in the day-to-day operation of the site health office, keep track of students’ medications and medical appointments, confer with parents, and act as a liaison with nearby medical professionals. HAs may also be asked to provide support to administrative and other staff. HAs are not responsible for providing medical care to students other than basic first aid. The HA position requires a great deal of flexibility since demands on time can vary from day to day. Duties and schedules may vary from site to site. At residential sites only, HAs also accompany students on emergency room or physician visits. Because driving site rental vehicles is a job requirement at residential sites, HAs hired for those sites must be at least 21 and have good driving records.

Learn more in Handshake!

Welcome Back! Spring 2018 Health Professions Events

We hope you all enjoyed a restful February break and welcome back to campus! If you’re interested in a career in Health Professions, or just exploring your options, check out our Spring 2018 Health Professions events:

Not sure about summer internships or where to start? Stop in during Quick Question hours to meet with one of our Peer Career Advisors. Spring Term 2018 Hours: Monday – Friday, 12:30 – 4:00 pm in Adirondack House

Or schedule with one of our advisors.

We look forward to seeing you this semester!