Applying to Medical School in 2009 and Beyond • Lee Witters (NSS) • Kim Sauerwein (Career Services) • Annette Hamilton (Career Services) First Things First • Make your intention to possibly apply known to our advising system..i.e. SIGN IN • Have an individual conversation with an advisor as to whether 2009 is the optimum time for you to be applying to medical school or whether you should consider delaying till 2010 or later • Familiarize yourself with all the sources of information • KEEP TO ANNOUNCED DEADLINES! Some Medical School Dartmouth Admission Statistics: • # applicants: 156 2008 Matriculants • # accepted: 116 (74%) • # schools/applicant: 20 National • # acceptances/applicant: 3 •# applicants: 40, 854 • GPAs accepted: – Overall: 3.55 (2.88-3.98) •# accepted: 18,651 (45.7%) – BCPM: 3.48 (2.56-3.97) •GPA all applicants: 3.50 • GPA not accepted: (3.40 BCPM) – Overall: 3.28 (2.34-3.75) •GPA accepted: 3.66 – BCPM: 3.12 (1.85-4.0) (3.60 BCPM) • MCAT •MCAT all takers – Accepted : 8.4VR/8.7PS/9.2BS/26.2/O •10.8 VR/10.8 PS/11 BS/32.4Q •MCAT accepted applicants •Ranges: 26-41(total)/L-T 9.5VR/9.8PS/10.2BS/29.2/P – Not Accepted: •10VR/10PS/11BS/31/Q Is this the right time? OVERALL GPA • >3.3 overall GPA 80% were accepted • <3.3 overall GPA 59% were accepted BCPM • >3.3 BCPM 89% were accepted • <3.3 BCPM 50% were accepted MCAT • >30 MCAT 79% were accepted • <30 MCAT 48% were accepted Timeliness • Earlier than Sept 1 82% were accepted • Later than Sept 1 53% were accepted Other factors: Clinical Experience/Exposure, Community Service, Research Experience, List of Schools (# and appropriateness relative to one’s “credentials”) Applying to Medical School in 2009 and Beyond •Overview: Where is help? (Lee Witters/Kim Sauerwein) Important web sites: – NSS (www.dartmouth.edu/~nss) • Several links in “Must Reads & Links” section including Alumni Advice network – NSS Blackboard site (need to self-enroll; see instructions on NSS home page) • All important documents and podcasts to be posted here in „Pre-Health Information‟ >>>>‟Medical School‟ folder – Career Services (www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc/students/gradschool/med/index.h tml) – American Association of Medical Colleges (www.aamc.org/students/applying/start.htm) • Links on right: AMCAS, MCAT, AspiringDocs.org, Medical Schools/More Resources Timeline Fall Winter Spring Summer -Determine if -Workshops -Submit this is the best -LETTERS AMCAS year for you to -Workshops -MCAT application apply -Begin AMCAS (primary); 08- -Ask for -Ask for application, target date LETTERS 09 LETTERS incl. personal 6/30 -Early MCAT statement & -Begin -Sign up for (or sign up for school list early MCAT secondary spring/summer -Transcript (after applications ) spring term) -Send LETTERS -Complete Secondaries -Interviews & -Decision Day: -Get ready for 09- -Schools Offers May 15 classes! 10 should have everything by now Applying to Medical School in 2009 and Beyond • The MCAT exam, registration and preparation – When/where? – How to prepare? – Other issues: testing accommodations; fee assistance Composite Letter of • Evaluation of 2007 or REQUIRED unless you are class previous • No more than six (6) writers including your composite writer. • 3-5 writers will write supporting letters, you will submit supporting documents • Release to Composite Writer form (processed in the order that they are received) • Additional letters (after composite) – talk to Annette Credentials (LEO) • Open your LEO file leo.dartmouth.edu – Waiving your rights of access • Who will be your letter writers? – TWO science faculty who‟ve taught you – Major professor – Extracurricular letter • Ask letter writers – give them timelines • Create & submit supporting documents – Autobiographical Sketch – Resume – Transcript • Timelines/Deadlines (Agreement form) Questions? The REAL LEO: Annette Hamilton (603) 646-3377 Timeline Agreement Sheet • Please review, sign and return to Kim by the end of this meeting Applying to Medical School in 2009 and Beyond A Few “Heads Up” For Later Meetings • Winter Term Workshops : – How to Ask for Letters, Post-Bac Programs, Getting Started on a Personal Statement and “Gap Year” activities • The AMCAS application – Issue of institutional action – Release date early May; suggested submission date end of June – Spring workshops (how to fill out; personal statements) • Choosing schools: How to decide? • Secondary applications • The interview and the decision making • What if I am planning to apply in later years? Summary of Deadlines (Ideal (i.e. target) & Final) Task Ideal (target) Final date deadline Taking MCAT By June 13 By August 7 Submitting June 30 Sept 1 AMCAS Submitting 2o Sept 1 Oct 1 Apps Documents to Career Services Timeline Agreement ASAP April 1 Composite Letter Worksheet March 2 May 1 Supporting Documents May 1 July 1 Supporting Letters May1 July 1 Applying to Med School Booklet 2009 www.dartmouth.edu/~nss www.dartmouth.edu/~csrc Blitz Updates on 1st and 15th Questions?
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