Pre-Health Letter Packet and Pre-Health Workshop Information:
Letter Packets for Students Applying to Medical School or Dental School
To be eligible, students must have a minimum 3.00 University of South Alabama GPA. In addition, students should have no lower than a 3.0 math/science GPA.
1. Complete the “2023 Application for a Pre-health Letter Packet”
After completing the biographical and academic information choose your writers for letters of recommendation. You must include a minimum of 3 letter writers from which 2 are science faculty who taught you in lecture. The third letter can be from a faculty member of your choice. It is recommended that the third letter be from a non-science faculty member. Faculty members may be from other institutions.
Up to 2 additional letter writers may be added and can include other faculty, a research mentor, a work or volunteer supervisor, a physician, etc.
Only include letter writers who have agreed to write an evaluation. Useful information on requesting letters of recommendation can be found here
2. Upload a 2x2 photo
3. Sign the Letter Waiver
All applicants must electronically sign and date the letter waiver. Each student receiving a Letter Packet must agree to waive their right, under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Acts, to view the individual letters and evaluations submitted on their behalf as well as the completed Letter Packet.
4. Letter Writer Instructions
Download and email the Letter Writer Instructions pdf to each of your letter writers. If you did not give your letter writers a copy of your resume when you asked if they would writer a recommendation letter include it now.
Stay in contact with letter writers. It is your responsibility to keep track of your letters but if you are having issues please reach out to us at email@example.com for assistance.
5. Release of Information to Advisors in Application Service
In order for the Letter Packet to be uploaded you will need to release your application to your advisor, Patty Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org). By releasing your application the advisor portal will populate with your submission.
NO Letter Packet will be uploaded without this release. If you choose not to release your application you will need to use individual letters of recommendation.
The advisor portal will be checked on Monday and Friday morning and Letter Packets will be uploaded at that time if all recommendation letters have been received. If letters are missing, you will be notified via email from email@example.com.
Further information on the Release of Application to Advisors can be found here for each application service.
Please direct questions to Ms. Marissa Miller-Peevy firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLAN TO ATTEND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING APPLICATION WORKSHOPS:
If you are planning to apply to a professional health program during this upcoming
cycle plan on attending one of the following virtual application workshops. Register
using the links below. Preregistration is required. After registering, you will receive
a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Pre-Health Workshop - Medical School & Dental School
Pre-Health Workshop – PA
Pre-Health Workshop – Vet, Pharm, Opt, AA, GC
Pre-Health Workshop - Physical Therapy
Coming Summer 2023
Pre-Health Workshop - Occupational Therapy
Coming Summer 2023
Personal Statements or specific writing prompts are required of most Pre-Health Programs.
Be sure to attend one of our upcoming Personal Statement Workshops in April! Times to be announced soon!
General Pre-Health Resources
An online system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence - all from your personal computer.
Some programs use Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). Check out the list of programs using this interview method. (Please note this is not a comprehensive list.)
FIRST (Financial Information, Resources, Services, and Tools) - Whether you’re thinking about how to pay for medical school, manage your finances during medical school, or determine your loan repayment options after medical school, with AAMC's FIRST program you’ll find unbiased, reliable guidance along your pathway to medical school and beyond.
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
MCAT Preparation (Khan Academy)
Pre-Med Resources (AAMC)
Virtual Shadowing Opportunities for Students:
Here are few virtual shadowing opportunities you can take advantage of to learn more about a variety of Pre-Health fields.
- For volunteer opportunities, sign up for SOUTH SERVES and get involved in the community!
- Have questions? E-mail the Office of Community Engagement at email@example.com.
- Huntsville Rural Pre-Medical Internship is a seven week summer program for pre-medicine students interested in rural primary care. The deadline to apply if usually at the beginning of February each year.
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