Post-Baccalaureate Program Record Enhancer Part 2

Post-Baccalaureate Program Record Enhancer Part 2

Institution: Worcester State University Certificate in Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 2.75 Standardized Test Required: No test required Application Requirements: – Questionnaire (check pre-med website) – Personal Statement – Transcripts – Application or current resume – Letters of recommendation Admission Deadline: April 1st, November 1st Start Date: Fall Semester, Spring Semester Email Address / Phone Number: mkerr@worcester.edu / 508-929-8723 Website: http://ow.ly/xKQMZ ——————————————————————————————————————— Institution: Johns Hopkins University Post-Baccalaureate Health Science Intensive Program Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0 Standardized Test Required: ACT/SAT/GRE/MCAT Application Requirements: – AAP Application – $75 non-refundable application fee – Current resume – 500-word statement of purpose – Official transcripts – Course-by-course credential evaluation for all coursework completed outside of the US. – TOEFL (international applicants) – 2 letters of recommendation (one recommendation be a science academic recommendation) – Listing of all medically relevant experience – Listing of all science and math courses taken. – Copy of standardized test score – 500-word Declaration of “Different This Time” (Describe the circumstances that led to your prior academic performance.) Prerequisite Courses: General Biology with labs (1 year), General Chemistry with labs, Organic Chemistry with labs, General Physics with labs Start Date: June 3rd Email Address / Phone Number: hsiinfo@jhu.edu / 202-452-1940 Website: http://ow.ly/xKR1D ——————————————————————————————————————— Institution: Washington University in St. Louis Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.2 Application Requirements: – 500-word essay – Current Resume – 2 letters of recommendation – Official Transcripts (Deadline: May 15th for July 1 application; February 15th for April 1 application) – $35 non-refundable application fee Prerequisite Courses: One college-level course of English Composition (min. grade B), One college-level course of...
Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers Part 2

Post-Baccalaureate Programs Career Changers Part 2

Career Changers: Career changer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section. These post-baccaluareate programs are tailored towards applicants who have not taken the pre-requisite courses for medical, pharmacy, physician assistant and other health professional schools, as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to complete these pre-requisites in preparation for these schools. Generally, the individuals entering these programs have a non-science background and have decided to pursue medicine after completing college.  To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or info@admissionshelpers.com for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: Rutgers University New Brunswick Postbaccalaureate Prehealth Program Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.2 Standardized Test Required: MCAT/DAT Application Requirements: – Official Transcripts – Copy of standardized test score – Applicants must have some recent experience in the medical/dental field at the time of application.  This can include volunteer work, shadowing, or paid employment. – Applicants must submit a minimum of one (maximum of 2) letters of recommendation from professors, employers, and/or shadowing/volunteer experiences. – Applicants should have recent community service experience at the time of application.  This can include, but is not limited to, volunteer work in a medical setting. Prerequisite Courses: Pre-Calculus and Expository Writing or equivalent Admission Deadline: December 13th Phone Number: 732-445-5667 Website: http://ow.ly/xobAx ——————————————————————————————————————— Institution: William Paterson University of NJ Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program Standardized Test Required: No test required Application Requirements: $50 non-refundable application fee Email Address: waldburgerc@wpunj.edu Phone Number: 973-720-2486 Website: http://ow.ly/xtfmR ——————————————————————————————————————— Institution: Adelphi University Certificate in Basic Sciences for Health Professions Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.25 Standardized Test...
Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Dentistry Post-Baccalaureate Programs Record Enhancer

Record Enhancer Post-Baccalaureate Programs in Dentistry:  Record enhancer post-bacc programs are listed below in this section.  These post-baccaluareate programs are tailored towards applicants who have already taken the pre-requisite courses for dental school as part of their undergraduate education and are looking to take additional courses to improve their academic performance before applying to dental school. To learn more about which post-bacc program is the ideal fit for you, contact us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or info@admissionshelpers.com for a free 20 minute consultation! Institution: California State University – Los Angeles Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program for Pre-Health Professionals Minimum GPA Required for Admission: 3.0 Success Rate: 48% are being admitted into medical schools (i.e. Western University, USC, UCLA, and UCIrvine) Standardized Test Required: No test required Application Requirements: – 2 sets of Official Transcript – Personal Statement – 2 letters of recommendation/evaluation (at least one letter must be from a faculty person) – Official copy of standardized test score (MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE, etc) – if applicable – Letter of rejection – if applicable – Letter of waiting list status – if applicable – Expanding Opportunities for Pre-health Professionals program cover page – if applicable Prerequisite Courses: – General Biology with Lab (1 year) – General Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – Organic Chemistry with Lab (1 year) – General Physics with Lab (1 year) – College Mathematics (1 quarter/semester) – General Genetics with Lab (1 quarter/semester) – Cell Biology with Lab (1 quarter/semester) Admission Deadline: May 15th Email Address: healthcareers@calstatela.edu Phone Number: 323-343-2050 Website: http://ow.ly/wYoPp —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Institution: California State University, East Bay Pre-Health Sciences Professional Certificate Program Minimum...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part IV

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part IV

Part IV: Research Experience as a Pre-Dental Student Dental schools prefer applicants with research experience.  Research could help you build a stronger application for dental school and it can help you build your skills as a critical thinker. While most pre-dental students do biomedical research, if done properly, research experience in virtually any field is looked upon favorably because the general approach to conducting research is similar across various disciplines. One way to decide which type of research you should conduct is to ask yourself what interests you most.  If you enjoy working in the laboratory, basic science research would be a great option.  If you prefer interacting with others, you may want to participate in survey-based research where you could conduct interviews with study participants.  Dental clinical research may also give you the opportunity to interact with patients who are subjects in a study. Regardless of what setting you choose; make sure you get involved in an experience where you are not just performing mundane technical tasks but you are also involved in high-level thinking and problem-solving.  It may be difficult to take on your own project if you have no previous research experience, but even if you are assisting, find a research project where you could contribute to the study design, the interpretation of data, and the write up of your research.  Dental schools will be highly impressed by your ability to think creatively, ask thoughtful research questions, and interpret your findings. The best way to ensure that you gain good research experience is to commit to research over a long period of time.  It is difficult...
Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part III

Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Dental School Part III

Part III: Clinical Experience for Pre-dental students Gaining Clinical Experiences in Dentistry: Having clinical experience in dentistry is absolutely essential for pre-dental students. As we mentioned earlier, dental schools do not want to take their chances on someone who does not know anything about the dental profession and has not thoroughly explored the field. The more thoroughly you explore the dental profession, the stronger your application. Remember, shadowing a parent who is a dentist or having clinical exposure during high school is not sufficient clinical experience. Does Paid Clinical Experience Count? Both volunteer and paid clinical experiences add value to your dental school application. We encourage students to choose the experience that affords them the greatest opportunity to observe dental care in action and get an understanding of the dental profession. Volunteer experiences tend to be better in this regard, but some paid experiences can be valuable. If you are a paid dental assistant (DA), registered dental assistant (RDA), x-ray technician and/or dental hygienist, these experiences are considered very impressive on your application. When Should I get Involved in Clinical Experience as a Pre-dental Student? It is always wise to get involved in clinical experience early on. We recommend that you begin gaining exposure to clinical dentistry during your freshman year of college or as early as you decide that you want to be a dentist. The good news is that you only need to spend 4 hours per week shadowing, volunteering, or working in a dental setting. What matters more is how long you have been involved in the experience and how consistently you have been doing it....
Guide to Writing a Personal Statement for Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, and PA School

Guide to Writing a Personal Statement for Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, and PA School

This entry is a guide to help you write your personal statement for medical school, dental school, pharmacy school, or PA school.  The information provided here can help you put together the elements for a compelling essay and make you more competitive on paper.  To learn more about our personal statement coaching and assistance services, call us today at 1(888) 839 – 9997 or email us! Need help developing ideas for your personal statement?  Click here and get help using our development tool can help you! Need your essays edited?  Click here to take advantage of our editing services! Admissions Helpers Guide on Writing a Strong Personal Statement for Medical School, Dental School, Pharmacy School or PA School: Before writing a personal statement, it helps for us to consider why admissions committees look for a personal statement.  Having an understanding of the purpose of a personal statement could help you get a better sense of what important elements to include.  The personal statement serves several purposes.  It helps to: • To describe who you are as a person • To add a personality to your numbers • To bring your motivations to light • To provide reflection on your relevant personal and professional experiences • To demonstrate your understanding of the healthcare profession you want to pursue Many students fall into the trap of not knowing what to write about or how to tackle the personal statement.  We recommend a few important pieces of advice that would help you approach your medical school personal statement.  These pointers also apply to the dental school, pharmacy school and PA school personal...