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The Application Process

HPP Workshops & Admissions Visits

Use the above link to view recorded HPP workshops, which will contain vital information on the multiple steps involved in the application including letters of evaluation, MCAT, AMCAS, finances, and some data on acceptance rates for Dartmouth applicants. You'll also be able to find recording of various medical school admissions visits.

Overview

Because most Dartmouth pre-health students plan to apply to medical school, much of the information in this section is about the medical school application process. Along with the information throughout this website, please work directly with HPP's pre-health advisors for personalized pre-health advising, available to both Dartmouth undergrads and alumni. This is a complex and rewarding journey, and we are here to assist you with each step along the way!

2024-2025 Med/Vet/Dental Application Forms, Newsletters, & Resources

Forms:

Release to Composite Writer Form - submit this form once ALL your suppport letters, transcript(s), autobiographical sketch/personal statement, and resume are uploaded to your PrivateFolio account.

Verification Notification Form - submit this form once your primary application has been verified by AMCAS, AACOMAS, or AADSAS.

Newsletters:

  1. Sep2023 Newsletter - Info About the MCAT
  2. Oct2023 Newsletter - Overview of Application, Composite Process, Etc. 
  3. Nov2023 Newsletter - Most Important Tasks Now!
  4. Jan2024 Newsletter - Reminders & What you should be Finalizing Now!
  5. March2024 Newsletter - Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs)
  6. April 2024 Newletter - Most Important Things NOW!

Resources:

  1. MCAT Tips & Advice
  2. MCAT Prep Resources
  3. Overview of the Composite Letter Process
  4. Composite Process Timeline
  5. Application Timeline
  6. Application FAQs
  7. Delivering Your Packet to AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, & AADSAS Instructions 
  8. Fall 2023 Overview of the Application Workshop Slides
  9. Winter 2024 Writing for the Application Workshop Slides
  10. Winter 2024 Situational Judgements Tests (SJTs) Workshop Slides
  11. Spring 2024 Fill Out the Application Workshop Slides

Information about dental, veterinary, and texas medical schools

Dental and Veterinary applicants follow a similar timeline but will utilize different application services and standardized tests. Please see the Applying to Dental School and Applying to Veterinary School for more information. We are also happy to support students wishing to apply to graduate school in another health profession. 

Additionally, Texas medical and dental schools have their own application process, as well as prerequiste requirements. The conventional medical school application for all other US medical schools (except Osteopathic (DO schools) is through AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service). Texas has its own called TMDSAS (Texas Medical & Dental Schools Application Services). 

  • This means that if an applicant decides to apply to both medical and Texas medical schools, they will need to prepare TWO applications. One for AMCAS and one for TMDSAS. Note that TMDSAS has distinct application essays.
  • Similarly, if an applicant decides to apply to both dental and Texas dental schools, they would need to prepare two applications.

Understand the Entire Application Process

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