ATTENTION 2016 APPLICANTS TO MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOLS
(those who wish to start professional school in 2017)
For those of you who are planning to apply to medical or dental school this cycle, it is time to get busy. Here are some important items to keep in mind.
HPO COMMITTEE INTERVIEW
In order to apply for an HPO Committee interview, you will need to complete the HPO Interview Worksheet student checklist, plus the appropriate Interview Worksheet (MD, DO only, or Dental) and Science GPA Calculator (AMCAS, AACOMAS or AADSAS). All three documents must be submitted together and will be accepted April 1st through July 21st.
For those of you who are reapplying and would like to request an update to your Committee Statement from last year, please complete the Update Committee Statement Request form. Update applications will be accepted April 1st through July 1st.
Interview Worksheet student checklist
MD Interview Worksheet AMCAS Science GPA Calculator
DO Interview Worksheet AACOMAS Science GPA Calculator
Dental Interview Worksheet AADSAS Science GPA Calculator
Update Committee Statement Request
PROCESSING OF LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION
When filling out the Letters of Evaluation portion of your primary application, DO NOT list the names of the individuals who have written the letters in your HPO file. If your letters are being sent by the HPO to AMCAS or AACOMAS, you must list the Health Professions Office as your “Primary Author/Contact”, with firstname.lastname@example.org as the email (even if you are not having an interview). Please see additional instructions specific to the different application services below.
AMCAS and AACOMAS – The Health Professions Office will be using the AMCAS (and for the first time) the AACOMAS portal to process your letters. These services require that you choose either a “Letter Packet” OR “Committee Letter/Packet.” Choose “Letter Packet” if you are NOT having a committee interview. The letter packet will only contain selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO. Choose “Committee Letter/Packet” if you are having an HPO committee interview. The “Committee Letter/Packet” will contain a committee statement and selected letters of recommendation on file in the HPO. Regardless of which you select, the letters will be coming from the HPO and should be entered as follows on the evaluation section of the online application.
Firstname: Health Professions
AADSAS – All dental applicants must list “W. Robert Jenkins” as the primary contact with email@example.com in the email regardless of whether or not you have an HPO committee interview OR who interviews you. If you list anyone else, your name will not appear on our AADSAS list of applicants, and we will not be able to upload your letters. You must list letters forwarded by this office as one Committee Statement (even if you are not having an HPO committee interview). Do not list the letters individually.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For DO applicants (using the AACOMAS portal) and Dental applicants (using the AADSAS portal) the HPO will NOT be able to add letters once the initial release is processed. It is very important to make sure all letters have arrived in the HPO before signing our release form. All letters must go together at the same time.
The fee for MD, DO and Dental Release Forms will now be $60.00. The HPO will accept cash or checks made payable to Rutgers University. All release forms can be found in the Forms Repository.
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