We expect students to work closely with our HP advising team, their academic advisors, and Gateway advisors in the Gateway Career Center in requiring the requisite coursework and experiences to prepare them for matriculation into a health professional graduate school. However, it is critical that students are able to honestly and realistically self-assess the strengths and weaknesses of their application portfolio.
Areas to focus upon include but are not limited to:
In addition to the above, health professions schools are looking for students with:
Students are also strongly encouraged to become familiar with the Anatomy of An Applicant: Competence Resources and Self-assessment Guide. This is a great resource that was developed by the AAMC to help medical school applicants gauge their performance in each of the focus area mentioned above.