Committee Statement 2020

 WHAT IS A HPO COMMITTEE STATEMENT?
A committee statement provides a snapshot of you as a RU premedical or predental student within the context of your peers at Rutgers.  It includes comparative evaluation of your strengths as an applicant based on both the information you provide as part of the committee interview application and the interview. 

 

Last year, the HPO instituted a new, multi-step application process for committee statement support which will be used again this year. (Please note we will still support those who do not opt for, or qualify for, a committee statement by preparing a packet, upon request, of the letters in your HPOdrome account).

In order to participate in the committee interview/letter process you must complete all requirements of Part 1 and Part 2 of the process, as outlined below.

Part 1:

-You must have opened a file with the HPO by November 29, 2019.  To open a HPO file, please stop by the Health Professions Office.

-You must attend a pre-application workshop and submit an INTENT TO APPLY by February 28, 2020 at 5pm.  Even if you attended a workshop for last cycle, you will need to attend again. The workshops are mandatory for all who wish to participate in the committee interview/letter process. Intent to apply forms will only be available to those who attend the workshops.  No exceptions to this or to deadlines. 

Workshop dates will be offered throughout December, January, and February.

Here is a listing of the workshops (no signup is required except for last one February 26):  

COMMITTEE INTERVIEW WORKSHOPS**

         
DATE TIME LOCATION
Friday, December 13, 2019   1:00pm-2:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room D-406
Thursday, December 19, 2019   1:00pm-2:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room D-406
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   10:00am-11:30am   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   1:00pm-2:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Wednesday, January 15, 2020   2:00pm-3:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room D-406
Thursday, January 23, 2020   3:30pm-5:00pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Wednesday, January 29, 2020   4:00pm-5:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Thursday, January 30, 2020   2:00pm-3:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Monday, February 3, 2020   3:30pm-5:00pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Friday, February 7, 2020   10:00am-11:30am   Auditorium, Life Sciences Building
Tuesday, February 11, 2020   2:00pm-3:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room B-228
Monday, February 24, 2020 (sponsored by AED/AMSA)   8:00pm-9:30pm   SERC 111
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (sign-up required*)   7:00pm-8:30pm   Nelson Biological Labs, Room D-406

*  Here is the link to sign up for the last workshop on Feb. 26 (space limited) :  Last HPO Committee Interview Workshop

 **  Attendance at one workshop is mandatory if you wish to participate in the committee letter process in 2020

Part 2:

Those who attend a workshop, submit the intent to apply form and upload their resume to the HPOdrome before February 28, 2020 (using the required template - click here for resume template ) will be emailed a committee interview checklist and worksheet.  Please be sure your uploaded HPO resume file name includes your name and the current date (ex:  Elizabeth Vogel 02-28-2020).

Committee interview checklist and worksheet must be submitted no later than April 30, 2020.  They can be submitted to the HPO in person or documents can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  All required letters of recommendation must be received in the HPO no later than May 29, 2020 at 5pm.

As soon as you submit the HPO committee interview worksheet and all required letters of recommendation have been received by the HPO, you will be verified and placed on a waitlist.  Interviews are first-come first served, and based on interviewer availability so the earlier you get everything in, the earlier you will be interviewed.