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Frequently Asked Questions

Required Pre-Requisite Courses For Medical School

Four-Year Timetable


Setting Up A File

Junior Year Preparation

Letters of Recommendation

HPAC Library Bibliography

Health-Related Web Sites

Ten-Year Summary of Previous Applicants

Application Services

Veterinary Application Process

HPAC Forms







Health Professions Advisory Committee


Timetable for Junior Year Pre-med Application
Mid December Register your intention with the HPAC. Write the first draft of your essay.
January Begin systematic review and preparation for MCAT, DAT, etc. Continue on this very important task until you take the test.
Late January Request letters of recommendation from three professors or health professionals who know you well. Revise your essay.
Early February

Attend HPAC meeting where Committee will discuss the application process and let you know exactly what you need to do to complete your file prior to requesting the Committee interview at the end of the semester.

Mid February Register for MCAT, DAT, etc.

Request HPAC interview and submit the following by mid-April:
1. Interview Application Form
2. At least three recommendation letters
3. A copy of your latest transcript and spring class schedule

4. A draft of your personal essay.

May Interview with HPAC. It will be scheduled after you have submitted all of the above.
  Take MCAT, DAT or other test.
Have test scores sent to Skidmore College. Make sure all recommendation letters have been received by HPAC
June Prepare AMCAS application and revise personal statement.
Mid June Submit your application materials to AMCAS or other service.
After submitting application: Send the following to the HPAC Administrative Assistant, Dana 384:
1. A request to Committee for its letter of recommendation to be sent to the health professional schools.
Send a copy of your AMCAS Letter Writer Form with your AMCAS and Letter ID numbers printed on it.
2. Copy of your final grade report or transcript including the spring semester.
3. List of the schools (that do not subscribe to AMCAS) with complete mailing addresses.
4. Any information the Committee doesn't already have that might be helpful in completing your letter. If you did not apply while still a student at Skidmore, let Committee know what you have been doing since graduation (work, research, courses etc.).




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