Faculty and Staff
Parents and Family
Alumni and Friends
Hood at a Glance
Mission and Vision
Academic Services (CAAR)
Center of Global Studies
Hood Honors Program
iPads at Hood
Majors, Minors and Graduate Programs
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Apply to Hood
International Undergraduate Admissions
Meet the Staff
Alumni and Giving
Giving to Hood
Ways to Give
Dean of Students
Hood College Theatre
International Student Services
Religious and Spiritual Life
Apply for Financial Aid
Cost of Attendance
| Health Care Profession
Health Care Profession
Your academic record is key when applying to any health profession schools. The first year you must focus on your studies and by the end of your Freshman year you should have a minimum of 3.4 GPA.
Attend the Community Service Fair and explore volunteer opportunities in health care related areas.
Meet with the Health Professions Adviser (in the Career Center) to plan you course schedule and to ensure you are taking all the appropriate academic courses.
Explore "Considering a Medical Career?" on the
Identify summer paid/volunteer medical related opportunities.
Investigate available paid or volunteer medical related, clinical or research activities.
Continue to maintain a solid GPA.
If you have not volunteered in a health care related area then you need to secure a volunteer position this year.
Spend the year preparing for the
Medical College Admisison Test (MCAT)
or appropriate test for your health career. Talk with your Health Profession Adviser about the most effective preparation methods for the year. Alumni suggest eight hours of review/study per week plus additional testing preparation of five or six hours of mock testing on weekends will help you to prepare effectively for the test.
Make an appointment to meet with the Health Professions Adviser, this is the time to begin the applicaiton process.
Prepare a list of possible schools that you intend to apply.
Register, prepare and study for the
Make the request to the Health Professions Committee for your composite letter of recommendation.
Summer (Junior/Senior year):
Begin the application process for the schools to which you are applying.
Review the following areas on the AAMC website
"Recommendations Considering Medical School Acceptance Procedures for First- Year Entering Students"
Complete supplementary application material.
Follow up on the status of your composite letter.
Schedule and attend interview at the medical schools. Be sure to take advantage ot the Mock Interview with the Career Consultant in the Career Center.
Ensure that all IRS forms are submitted as early as possible.
Once you have decide which school you will be attending, notify the other schools immediately that you are withdrawing your application.
Top of Page