Orange Alert

Pre-Health Evaluation Committee

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Current students and alumni who plan to apply to medical or dental schools in 2023 for matriculation in 2024 must attend a Pre-Health Evaluation Committee orientation session. Students can attend one of two sessions offered on November 3rd at 5 pm (in person) or November 8th at 7 pm (via ZOOM). Current students should plan to attend the in-person session, if possible, and should register via Handshake. Alumni who wish to attend should email prehealthadvising@syr.edu to RSVP, after which they will receive the Zoom link. Students will be required to submit the "Intent to Apply" form after the orientation session.

2023 Application Process for 2024 Matriculation

Fall Semester 2022

  • October 5, 2022 – “Am I Ready to Apply” – optional event designed to help you assess your readiness.
    • 7-8 pm – ZOOM RSVP
  • November 3 or 8, 2022: Attend Mandatory Pre-Health Evaluation Committee Orientation (RSVP: Handshake or prehealthadvising@syr.edu – for alumni only)
    • Once the “Intent and Consent” form is received, all students will receive an email with further instructions.
      • Thursday, November 3, 5-6 pm, Hall of Languages 107 RSVP
      • Tuesday, November 8, 7-8 pm, ZOOM
  • CV Workshop for Applicants – REQUIRED (RSVP: Handshake or prehealthadvising@syr.edu – for alumni only)
    • Tuesday, November 29 – 5-6 pm, Heroy 113 RSVP
    • Wednesday, December 7 – 7-8 pm – ZOOM RSVP
  • December 16, 2022: Deadline to complete the “Intent, Consent, and Waiver” form.
    • Once the form is received, all students will receive an email with further instructions.

Winterlude

  • January 10, 2023: Complete CV
    • Students may be contacted by a pre-health advisor to discuss. If requested, this meeting is MANDATORY.
  • January 12, 2023: Complete BCPM worksheet
    • Include Fall 2022 grades and planned Spring 2023 coursework
    • Students may be contacted by a pre-health advisor to discuss this worksheet. If requested, this meeting is MANDATORY.

Spring Semester 2022

  • Register for MCAT or DAT exam and provide proof to the Office of Pre-Health Advising
    • An exam date no later than May is recommended; later exam dates will affect committee letter release date
  • January 26, 2023: Complete Applicant Information and Preparation (AIP) file
  • February 24, 2023: Deadline to submit 2-4 “Requests for Evaluation”
    • Pre-Health Advising will contact recommenders within five (5) business days of receiving requests.
    • Students who have a minimum of two (2) Syracuse University affiliated requests and a maximum of four (4) requests submitted by this date will be interviewed by the Office of Pre-Health Advising beginning in January 2022.
  • Late January – May 2023: Interview with the Office of Pre-Health Advising
    • Students will be contacted by a pre-health advisor to schedule an interview time on a rolling basis – some students may schedule their interview before others have been contacted by an advisor.
    • An earlier interview does not correlate with time of release of committee letter
  • February 15, 2023: Last day to submit a petition to participate with the committee process
    • This is a firm deadline. No exceptions.
  • May 9, 2023: Letters of Recommendation are due to the Office of Pre-Health Advising
    • During April, check with Pre-Health Advising on the status of your letters and gently remind recommenders of the due date
    • Letters received after this due date will delay the preparation and transmission of a student’s committee letter.

Cycle Opens 2023

  • Submit your finalized application to the centralized application service by July 30, 2023
  • Provide a copy of your officially submitted application and letter request form/email to hpapplicants@syr.edu
  • Committee Letters will be sent on a rolling basis to professional schools as officially submitted applications are received by the Office of Pre-Health Advising