If you attended the HSAC sessions, gathered materials, and had a Pre Application Interview (PAI) in a prior year but never applied through the application service, nor completed the process of having your materials sent from HSAC to health professional schools, you are considered a continuing applicant. The procedure that you will follow in this application cycle will depend on where you left off in the process of applying and the following eligibility criteria.
- The applicant must have graduated no more than four years prior to expected professional school matriculation (e.g., class of 2019 for 2023 matriculation).
- The applicant must secure and have at least three letters of recommendation sent to HSAC for inclusion in the Committee Letter.
- If you are a currently enrolled student, at least 2 letters should be from college faculty. One of these two letters must be from a K faculty member who taught you in science class (please note that HSAC members are exempt).
- If you are an alum, at least one letter of recommendation must be from a K faculty member who taught you in science class (please note that HSAC members are exempt).
- The applicant must sign up for and participate in a preapplication interview (PAI).
- The applicant must meet all deadlines:
- March 1st: Deadline for notifying HSAC to reopen your application for matriculation in the following year; gain access to Moodle; and complete Intent to Apply Form.
- April 1st: Deadline for submitting HSAC preapplication interview materials (preapplication profile, personal and short essays, activities overview and list, transcripts, SIP summary or abstract, and photo) and scheduling the PAI.
- June 1st: Deadline for submitting letters of recommendation to HSAC for inclusion in the Committee Letter.
- August 1st: Deadline for AMCAS submission (ideal submission is in June)
- The applicant must provide HSAC a copy of submitted primary application(s) and the CAS letter or request form(s).
Applicants who do not meet the first two criteria should reach out to the Careers in Health and Medicine Office to discuss your options. If you have attended graduate school or a post-baccalaureate program, then a HSAC Committee Letter may not be in your best interest. Instead, you might have your graduate program or post-baccalaureate program write a letter on your behalf, as they will be better able to describe your recent achievements and promise.
Between the time that you first contact the office and the time of your preapplication interview, you are strongly encouraged to set up an additional appointment with Careers in Health and Medicine Office to determine what others steps you may need to take in the application process.
We enjoy guiding you through this process and supporting your applications, and we hope that you will keep us informed of all developments and decisions throughout your application cycle.