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Roadmap to Professional School - Juniors

  1. If you plan to apply to begin professional school directly after college, this is when you apply.
  2. Begin studying for admissions tests such as the MCAT, DAT, or GRE.
  3. Identify professors, advisors, supervisors, and mentors with whom you've developed relationships and approach them to ask if they will write letters of evaluation.
  4. Continue your participation in clubs, clinical experiences, volunteer activities, research, and leadership roles.
  5. Identify professional schools you are interested in attending. Are they research-based or clinical-based? What are the differences between allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) schools? Research each school's curriculum, competitiveness, cost, fit, etc.
  6. If you are prepared, take the MCAT or DAT in the spring.
  7. Review and complete your personal statements and other admissions essays.