Submitting your application to medical or dental school is just the end of a long road. Successful applicants begin in the first and second semesters to lay the foundations of a strong application. Visit this site often to know what you can do NOW to make your future happen.
GENERAL PRE-HEALTH ORIENTATION2016-2017 PRE-HEALTH PEER MENTORS_PRE-HEALTH LISTSERVETHE ROAD NOT TAKEN CURRENT COURSE REQUIREMENTSUNDERGRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCHJOINT PROGRAMS RECOMMENDED READINGS PRE-HEALTH INFORMATION BOOKLET
GENERAL PRE-HEALTH ORIENTATION 2015 General Pre-Health Orientation: This PP presentation from the General Orientation in September 2015 will provide an overview for students thinking of or starting the pre-health track (medical, dental, or any allied health program.) It is crucial to begin as underclassman to lay a solid foundation for your application.
2016-2017 PRE-HEALTH PEER MENTORS
Pre-Health Peer Mentors are upperclassmen completing the application process who were specially chosen by the Pre-Health Office to assist underclassmen on a variety of issues, including course selection, MCAT and DAT prep, extracurricular activities and other topics. They are a valuable resource, so please feel free to contact them via the emails listed below.
Yanky Chein email@example.com
Nathan Denicoff firstname.lastname@example.org
Yosef Frenkel email@example.com
Adam Goldstein firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheldon Lerman email@example.com
Avi Zians firstname.lastname@example.org
Joshua Bagley email@example.com
Shimon Danieli firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to sign up for the YU Pre-Health Listserve to stay current on all events and other important information. Email your name and email address to email@example.com to be added to the list.
THE ROAD NOT TAKEN
MD and DDS are not the only roads you can take. Speak with the Pre-Health Advisor about your options, such as Pharmacy, Optometry, Physician's Assistant, and Physical Therapist. Click here for more information on each of these careers and more.
NEW! CURRENT PRE-MED COURSE REQUIREMENTS: There were major changes to the MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) in 2015, so be up-to-date on the New Pre-Medical Course Requirements.
NEW! CURRENT PRE-DENTAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS: When planning your next semester, please consult these NEW Pre-Dental Course Requirements..
Click here for student abstracts on the most up-to-date research being conducted at Yeshiva.
YU has many joint programs with local universities, including Optometry at SUNY College of Optometry and Physical Therapy with New Jersey Medical College. For more information, visit http://yu.edu/yeshiva-college/combined-joint-programs/.
ARTICLE OF INTEREST: Ten Reasons to Consider a Glide Year." http://www.princeton.edu/hpa/opportunities/glide-year-opportunities/
PRE-HEALTH READING LIST--Books of interested to keep you up to date on the health profession.
For students in their first and second years of undergraduate school beginning a pre-health track, there are many things you can do now to make the application process go more smoothly as you reach your junior and senior years. The document below is divided into chapters which provide useful information on transcripts, letters of recommendation, volunteering and other aspects of applying. There are significant changes to the 2015 MCAT exam. Please be sure to review the new requirements and other changes on the site below.
Welcome : A message from Mrs. Lolita Wood-Hill, Director, Pre-Health AdvisementThe Basics: An overview of what you should do now to lay the foundation for your application to medical or dental school.Your Pre-Health Advising Team: Beyond the Pre-Health Advising Office, there are a number of different sources around YU to help you through the process from beginning to end.What Medical And Dental Schools Are Looking For: Acceptance to Medical, dental, osteopathic and other health related schools rely heavily on quantitative numbers such as GPA (both overall and science) and MCAT/DAT scores. However, this is not the whole picture. They also take into consideration many non-tangible traits as listed below. The Pre-Health Office will discuss the following traits in the Committee letter transmitted to the schools on your behalf. Your Pre-Health Application Profile: See how you rank in the areas that medical and dental schools consider the most important. Self Assessment : What are the "X factor" variables to consider and where do you stand?Your Options : There are many other paths besides the typical MD-program, such as Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant.DO vs. MD : The numbers you need to know when deciding between an MD and DO program. Guide for Pre-Dental Students: Although much of the application process is similar for all pre-health students, this chapter highlights some unique differences pre-dental
students should be aware of. Pre-Health Clubs: Joining one of the Yeshiva pre-health clubs offers valuable opportunities to meet other pre-health students and to show leadership abilities. Professional Experience: An overview of "wet lab" and other clinical experience which are a vital part of the application.Volunteer Opportunities: A list of local area hospitals and clinics where Yeshiva students can find volunteer opportunities to strengthen their overall application. This is important
for both pre-medical and pre-dental students.Guidelines for Writing Letters of Recommendation: Helpful guidelines for faculty and others writing letters of recommendation.Letters of Recommendation: It's never too early to start compiling letters of recommendation. This chapter explains how, why and how many.The Interview: What to expect when you're offered an interview.Choosing A School: What factors to look for in a medical or dental school?
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