2014 General Orientation Presentation--This PP presentation from the General Orientation in September 2014 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.
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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 Advisement The 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?
JOINT PROGRAMS: 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/
There are major changes to the Medical College Admissions Test beginning in February 2015. Starting
in 2015, the MCAT® exam will balance the natural sciences with a new
section on the psychological, social, and biological foundations of health. The booklet below contains a comprehensive list of courses you wlll need to take to prepare for the test, as well as a list of test dates.
Guide to the 2015 MCAT
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