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The Application Process

Podcast: Applying to Medical School Workshop

HPP shares important information on the multiple steps involved in the application including letters of evaluation, MCAT, AMCAS, finances, and some facts on acceptance and matriculation of Dartmouth students in 2018.

More podcasts can be found on the Application Podcasts page as they become available.

Because most Dartmouth pre-health students plan to apply to medical school, the much of the information is about the medical school application process.

Dental and Vet applicants follow a similar timeline, but will utilize different application services and standardized tests. We are also delighted to support students wishing to apply to graduate training in another health profession. Please see the "Applying to [Health Profession]" tabs to the left.

Along with the information throughout this website, please work directly with Dartmouth's Health Professions Program Advisors for personalized Pre-Health Advising, available to both Dartmouth undergrads and alumni. This is a complex, compelling, reflective, engaging, rigorous—and hopefully rewarding—journey, and we are here to assist you with each facet along the way.

Definitely or most likely applying in the upcoming 2019-2020 application cycle (to matriculate Fall 2020)?


The listserv newsletter will have key information for each stage of the application cycle and what steps YOU should be taking throughout the process. HPP will be vital in the Composite Letter process, so check the newsletters to verify what forms need to be sent into our office.  Please let us know if you have any questions!

Understand the Entire Application Process

Read through the pages on this website to:

  • Learn about the Four Components of a Complete Application
  • Review the Timeline
  • Watch podcasts
  • Prepare for and take the MCAT
  • Understand the CRUCIAL Composite Letter of Evaluation Process
  • Complete essential HPP forms
  • Successfully fill out the application
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Understand your financial responsibilities

Preparing For a Career in the Health Professions

Please review Components of a Competitive Applicant for more information on the journey to becoming a competitive applicant to medical school.

Last Updated: 12/6/18