Application to Health Professions School
Many of the health profession schools require a letter of recommendation from the Health Professions Advisory Committee and/or individual letters that a student may have submitted on his/her behalf.
To obtain a letter from the Health Professions Advisory Committee, ideally the student should have become engaged in premedical program activities and registered with the chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee.
The student should contact the chair of the Health Professions Advisory Committee during the fall semester of his/her junior year indicating a desire to have a committee letter written. The chair will then assign the student to a subcommittee of faculty who are responsible for interviewing the student and writing a letter of recommendation on the student’s behalf. When the letter is completed, the chair will review it and send it out to all the schools on the student’s application list.
The interview process is intended to assist the student in preparing for interviews at professional schools and to help the committee in preparing a letter of evaluation.