Senior Year – Expanding Your Story (and professional schools anticipate that you might expand the application season until after graduation)

Fall Semester

  • Consult with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor regarding completion of school-specific requirements for your application as necessary as well as for the status of your application process
  • Complete supplementary or secondary application materials for schools to which you've applied, as applicable for your field
  • Notify the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor if you have had a change of plans
  • Continue participation in paid/volunteer medically related activities while recording hours and experiences
  • Interview at medical schools whenever invited, if you have applied. Prepare for your interviews first by scheduling a mock interview, tailored just for you, with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor
  • Continue review of professional education options
  • Maintain your PHS membership and continue participation in the Pre-Health Society activities
  • Successfully complete fall semester elective science and non-science coursework and other degree requirements


Spring Semester

  • Make interim and final decisions about medical school choice or career path, consulting with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor as necessary
  • Interview at medical schools whenever invited, if you have applied. Prepare for your interviews first by scheduling a mock interview, tailored just for you, with the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor. Please remember that interviews can run through mid-March, at the latest
  • If accepted, celebrate your accomplishments. Contact the Career Center Pre-Health Professions Advisor to share that you need to consult on your choices or that you have made your decision. Then pay your deposit. (We know that you will have already shared the news with your family and best friends.)
  • Immediately notify professional schools that admitted you but that are not your first choice that you will not be joining their class
  • Submit your FAFSA  form along with other professional school required forms as early as possible
  • Successfully complete second-semester elective science and non-science coursework and other degree requirements
  • Request course evaluations from faculty members at the end of the semester
  • Graduate – congratulations!


Summer

  • Prepare for professional school enrollment: purchase books and equipment and make appropriate living arrangements
  • Enjoy a break if possible
  • Relax and prepare for professional school. Classes could begin as early as mid-May for some professions while other alums matriculating into programs may not need to start until mid-August
  • Attend orientation programs and matriculate – you start all over again!


Materials adapted courtesy of AAMC, American Association of Medical Colleges