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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! 

Laboratory Research technician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The Center for Immuno-Oncology (CIO) of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer through novel immune-based therapies.

The Laboratory Research Technician performs professional work in support of scientific research utilizing biopsy samples obtained from patients receiving immuno-therapy. Under general supervision, assists in determining the most suitable methods to be used in research; independently performs scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment and technology; interprets results and determines whether they are consistent with experimental goals; reviews literature; assists in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data.

Learn more in Handshake!

Work as an EMT at the Eagle’s Nest Foundation

Located in Western North Carolina the Eagle’s Nest Foundation summer camp and academic semester school provide transformative wilderness and cultural adventures. For over 85 years the Foundation has focused on fostering profound individual development, connection to the natural world and responsible action to our local and global communities. Eagle’s Nest Foundation is a non-profit educational organization whose programs are designed for young people ages 6-18.

Eagle’s Nest is seeking an EMT to staff our health care facility for the summer of 2018.

Working with a Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant, the EMT is responsible for providing daily and first aid care to approximately 140 campers and 60 staff, and for working with wilderness staff to manage first aid kits. Staff will live on the campus in beautiful Pisgah Forest. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of current EMT-Basic certification, and, if certified outside of North Carolina, must be able to get reciprocal certification in this state. Wilderness EMT certification is strongly preferred.

Competitive salary, room, board, access to laundry, and professional discounts on gear.

Learn more in Handshake.

Multiple Positions at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved lives around the world. A 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, it is internationally renowned for excellence in patient care, groundbreaking biomedical research, and training the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. BWH has been recognized for 23 consecutive years by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and provides care to patients from throughout the U.S. and from over 120 other countries in virtually every area of adult medicine.

Check out their postings in Handshake:

LifeSci NYC Summer Internship Program

NYC residents – check this out! Application deadline April 30th.


The City of New York has launched an innovative summer internship program for students interested in pursuing careers in the life sciences industry, providing an opportunity to work in a range of companies from early-stage startups to large pharmaceutical and biotech firms. Companies signed up to host so far include BioHealthWays, Celmatix, Chimeron Bio, Deerfield, Envisagenics, Flatiron Health, Kinnos, Lucerna, New York Stem Cell Foundation, Pfizer and Roivant Sciences.

Talented and dedicated college or graduate students can apply for science track or management track internships for summer 2018. Students enrolled in a New York City-based college or university or New York City residents enrolled in any college or university are eligible to apply. Eligible majors and areas of study include:

Science Track

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science / Data Science / Statistics
  • Regulatory
  • Other life sciences / STEM fields

Management Track

  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • IT
  • Law
  • Supply Chain / Operations
  • Public Affairs

Internships are full-time 10 week paid positions starting in June 2018. Interns will be invited to participate in a range of exciting events including networking receptions, industry career panels, site tours, and will have opportunities to meet industry leaders and more.

Apply as early as possible, as they will be matching students with internship hosts on a rolling basis. Please note: As an applicant, you are not guaranteed a placement. Learn more in handshake.

Technical Research Assistant Brigham and Women’s Hospital – Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

They are looking for an independent and highly motivated individual to join their research program focused on mammalian regenerative biology. The Lehoczky Lab studies mouse digit tip regeneration and is presently focused on determining the molecular pathways necessary for this process. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a collaborative and stimulating environment.

Required Skills:

  • Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology, genetics, and mouse husbandry is recommended.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to multi-task, think critically and work independently.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. Demonstrates the ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment, and can clearly write about and present their work.
  • Two year (or more) commitment strongly preferred.

Learn more in Handshake.

Clinical Research Coordinator Position at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Mental Health

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website: www.womensmentalhealth.org.


The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

Learn more in Handshake.