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  1. 2008 Med/Dent Application Informational Meeting April 29, 2008 Dr. M. Samide and Mrs. J. Malarney www.butler.edu/postgraduate

  2. Medical / Dental School Primary Application AMCAS/AADSAS processes the primary application. Once this processing is complete, AMCAS/AADSAS sends the primary application to the medical schools selected by the applicant. At this point, the medical school takes over the application. Secondary Application Interview Upon invitation from the medical school: Med: Submit letters of recommendation Submit additional writing samples Send updated transcripts if necessary Pay additional application fee if required Schedule interview date upon invitation from the medical school Complete online application Send college transcripts DENT: Letters of Recommendation sent here Pay application fee

  3. Personal Statement Information • http://www.essayedge.com/medical/essayadvice/course/lessonone.shtml • http://www.amsa.org/premed/premedguide/pstatement.cfm#1

  4. Recommendation Letters • AADSAS • submit letters when you apply through the application service • AMCAS • most schools want letters upon sending a secondary application • New pilot program for electronic submission of letters

  5. Recommendation Letters • At Butler • Committee Letter Process • Right now • Select and Ask a professor to write your committee letter • Fill out OPGS worksheets (available now) • Let Judy know to what schools you’ll apply • Letters are sent at your request

  6. Links to Medical Information • http://www.aamc.org/students/applying/advisors/start.htm • http://amcas/amcas2009instructionalmanual.pdf • http://www.aamc.org/applying/advisors/2009conversionguide.pdf • http://www.medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=166 • http://www.medicine.iu.edu/body.cfm?id=334&oTopID=334

  7. Links to Dental Information • http://www.iusd.iupui.edu/Depts/SA/admissions_information.aspx • http://www.adea.org/DAS/student-applicant/default.htm • http://www.adea.org/webdocs/AADSAS/AppInfo.pdf • http://www.adea.org/webdocs/AADSAS/DentistryUpdate.pdf.pdf

  8. Links to Podiatric Information • http://www.e-aacpmas.org/ • http://www.aacpm.org/ • http://www.ocpm.edu/departments/student_affairs/admissions/index.asp

  9. Links to Osteopathic Information • http://www.aacom.org/Pages/default.aspx • http://www.osteopathic.org/index.cfm?PageID=ost_main • http://www.atsu.edu/kcom/

  10. Alternate Programs • http://www.LUC.edu/grad/mams2 • http://www.pbhealth.iupui.edu • http://smp.georgetown.edu/ • http://www.evms.edu/hlthprof/ms-bio-medical/index.html • http://programs.gradschools.com/midwest/communication_sciences.html

  11. Some IU Dent Stats • 2120 applied in 2007 • 101 matriculated in 2007 • 4.8% • Average GPA: 3.60 • DAT Averages: Academic – 19.25 Perceptual – 18.78 Science – 18.91 • Placement: IUB, PU, IUPUI, Butler

  12. Our Dental Stats 2008 placement – 6 / 9 (67%) • Why were students accepted • Applied Early (May and June) • High DAT (19-23 on various sections) • High GPA (3.4 to 4.0) • Why were students rejected • Applied late (September) • Low DAT (15-17 on various sections) • Low GPA (2.4 to 3.0)

  13. Some National Medical Stats • 40759 Applicants • 14516 Accepted • 35% • Average GPA: 3.69 • Average MCAT: 30

  14. Our Medical Stats 2008 placement – 12 / 24 (50%) • Why were students accepted • Applied Early (May and June) • High MCAT (30-34 total) • High GPA (3.75 to 3.98) • Why were students rejected • Applied late (September) • Multiple Low MCAT (24-27 total) • Low GPA (3.0 to 3.5) • Weak interview

  15. Our Medical Stats 2008 placement – 12 / 24 (50%) Postgraduate students Placement was 3 of 13 Graduating seniors Placement was 9 of 11

  16. What to do now: • Decide where to apply • Get copies of ALL transcripts • Letters of Recommendation • Refine your personal goal statement • Develop a resume of activities and accomplishments • Start working on the application as soon as it becomes available on-line!