Northeastern pre med requirements

Northeastern pre med requirements DEFAULT

Q: I am nervous about my grade in a course, and am considering Withdrawing. What should I do?

A: Before making any decision, students are encouraged to speak with their professor regarding their grade in the course. It is only recommended that you Withdraw from a course if you are receiving below a passing (“C”) grade. Oftentimes the “W” on a transcript can be more unfavorable as health professional schools may assume you were failing (“D” or “F”). While you may be concerned with how this will impact your GPA and success in future courses, if you are earning higher than a &#;C&#; you are encouraged to stick with the course. Students can mitigate a lower grade by focusing on improved performance in future coursework.

Q: If I retake a course, will it replace the original grade on my transcript?

A: Health professional programs requires all attempts of repeated courses in GPA calculations (with original grades given for those attempts), even if they are not included in Northeastern&#;s GPA calculations. We do not recommend re-taking a course for which you earned a passing grade (&#;C&#; or higher). Students can mitigate a lower grade by focusing on improved performance in future coursework.

Q: Do I need to take two English courses to fulfill the Writing Requirement for my health professional program?

A: Students should check the prerequisite requirements for the individual schools they are interested to determine the courses they will need to take before applying. That said, often, any humanities or social science courses involving substantial expository writing will satisfy the writing requirement for health professional schools, even if the course is not with the English Department.

Q: Can I take my PreMed/PreHealth Prerequisite courses abroad?

A: Not all health professional schools will accept core science (Biology, Chemistry, Math or Physics) prerequisite coursework taken outside of the U.S. or Canada.

If you are planning to take core science prerequisite coursework abroad, it is recommended you enroll in an American college overseas (i.e. American College of Thessaloniki, John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, etc.). Despite the fact these institutions are physically located outside of the U.S. these schools have received accreditation from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and are treated like any other U.S. or Canadian school.

If you are considering attending a foreign institution outside of the U.S. or Canada, please contact the schools you are interested in applying to before going overseas to ensure that your coursework will be accepted.

Q: What is my BCMP GPA and how can I calculate it?

A: Centralized application services for health professional programs typically calculate one or more science GPA’s that may include courses in Biology, Chemistry, Math, and Physics (BCMP). To calculate your science vs. non-science GPA select &#;Pre-Med&#; from the Program drop-down menu when running your degree audit.

For some students, the courses you use in your science GPA calculations may come from other departments that teach classes that are science heavy. Here is a list of NU courses that we&#;ve identified as meeting these criteria, that you may elect to manually calculate into your BCMP GPA. Please refer to the guidelines of your particular application service and professional program, as requirements may vary.

Q: I am considering a reduced course load to prepare for the MCAT. Is this ok?

A: We would not recommend a reduced course load in order to prepare for the MCAT unless it is your final semester and you only have a few courses remaining to graduate. Schools seek students who exercise good time management and are fully engaging in a rigorous course of study. Rather than take a reduced course load, consider a more manageable course selection.

Q: When is the best time to take the MCAT?

A: The MCAT should be scheduled only after all pre-requisite courses are successfully completed and the applicant has had months to study. If the resulting date would be later than May, then deferral to the next year is highly recommended. Students study for the MCAT any various times during their pre-med years, including during co-op, while in classes, during school breaks, or after graduation. The biggest mistake we see students make is to take the MCAT before they are ready, so it is important not to rush the process.

Q: I uploaded my Self-Assessment and/or application to MAP, but I cannot view it. Is this normal?

A: Yes, MAP unfortunately does not allow students to view documents once they have been uploaded.

Q: I am having difficulty securing a letter of evaluation. Can I get an extension?

A: We are strict about our requirements and deadlines. If you miss a deadline, you may still qualify for a Letter Packet.

Q: My evaluators agreed to write my letter by the deadline, but it is still not submitted. What do I do?

A: If they’ve agreed to write you a letter of recommendation, evaluators are very good about meeting our submission deadlines. Many letters do come in the week they are due, and that is ok! You can send a couple of well-spaced reminders, but please be respectful. We do not grant extensions unless there are extenuating circumstances and must speak directly with your evaluator to make such determinations.

Q: I started the Committee Letter process this year, but have decided to wait another year before applying. How does this effect my Committee Letter eligibility for the next application cycle?

A: When you defer your application, we will hold on to all of your documentation on file in MAP. When you do apply, you will still be responsible for meeting all Committee Letter deadlines and requirements, but it will be much easier. We do require a Committee Letter Agreement and Self-Assessment on January However, you only need to update, not redo, your Self-Assessment. Required Letters are still due March If any of your required letters have been submitted to MAP, note that you do not need to update faculty letters. For your external letters it is recommended to get updated letters from your previous writers or letters from new evaluators. Your clinical letter will need to reflect experience within 18 months, so you may need to reconnect with your letter writer for additional experience.

Q: There have been several changes to my application since I have applied. How do I inform schools of this?

A: Applicants may choose to send update letters to schools as long as they are substantial and offer a new perspective on you as an applicant. Admissions committees are quite busy, so you would not want to overwhelm them with messages. You&#;ll only want to update schools where you have not yet interviewed, if they accept updates (this can usually be found on their admissions website). Schools where you have already interviewed, or are scheduled to interview, have already shown a strong interest in you, and it is the interview itself that largely determines the admissions decision. Therefore, an update letter would not be recommended.

Q: I’ve been waitlisted at a medical school. Is there anything I can do to help my chances of acceptance?

A: If you are waitlisted, applicants may send a letter of intent to one school, to let them know that if they offer you a spot from the waitlist, you will accept it.  That is important to the schools because they want to know that the people who they accept off the waitlist will attend, they will not have to go to the next person. This letter is most compelling after all acceptance decisions are sent and schools have moved on to their waitlists.  You may be fully committed to the school, but enough people send letters of intent without being fully committed that they will question it if you send it too early.

 

This is an evolving list and is updated frequently. If your question has not been answered here, please schedule an appointment or email your individual PreMed/PreHealth Advisor. 

Sours: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/frequently-asked-questions/

Academic course requirements for health professional programs may be integrated into any major at Northeastern.

Students admitted to U.S. health professional programs come from ALL undergraduate majors. Medical schools appreciate academic diversity. Choose a major based on your interests. Undergraduate students should meet with both their major advisor and a PreMed/PreHealth Advisor to determine the best way to successfully complete their required coursework. College of Professional Studies (CPS) students should consult with the CPS Career and Academic Coaching Staff for PreMed and PreHealth Advising.

The courses listed below meet the course requirements of many health professional programs.

These are intended to provide a foundation in subject areas relevant to the student’s intended health professional program and its corresponding entrance exam.  It is the student’s responsibility to research the academic requirements for specific schools of interest, and work with their advisors to determine an appropriate course of study.

Common Courses

A typical course of study may include the following:

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs (or a combined General Chemistry course)
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab)
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • 2 semesters of behavioral science coursework (1 semester of Psychology and 1 semester of Sociology)
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or (e.g. natural science, behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework).

Prerequisites to medical school are school specific. Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab).
  • 1 semester of Microbiology with lab (recommended/required for some schools)
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or (e.g. natural science, behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework).

Prerequisites to dental school are school specific. Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Organic Chemistry with Lab
  • 1 semester of Anatomy & Physiology
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab)
  • 1 semester of Microbiology with lab
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • 1 semester of Psychology

Prerequisites to optometry school are school specific. Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Anatomy & Physiology with labs
  • 1 semester of Microbiology with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab)
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or recommended (e.g. Psychology, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, English, Spanish, Medical Terminology, etc.)

Prerequisites to PA school are extremely school specific it is important to create a detailed spreadsheet of your schools&#; requirements early using a Prerequisite Tracking Sheet.

Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs (or a combined General Chemistry course)
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab)
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • 2 semesters of behavioral science coursework (1 semester of Psychology and 1 semester of Sociology)
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or (e.g. natural science, behavioral science, social science and humanities coursework).

Prerequisites to podiatry school are school specific. Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

  • 2 semesters of Biology with labs
  • 2 semesters of Chemistry with labs (or a combined General Chemistry course)
  • 2 semesters of Organic Chemistry with labs
  • 2 semesters of Physics with labs
  • 1 semester of Biochemistry with lab (prerequisites: Genetics & Molecular Biology with lab and Organic Chemistry II with lab)
  • 2 semesters of Math (1 semester of Calculus and 1 semester of Statistics)
  • 2 semesters of Writing Intensive/English Composition coursework
  • Additional coursework across disciplines is often required or (e.g. Microbiology, Animal Nutrition, social science and humanities coursework, etc.

Prerequisites to veterinary school are school specific. Please refer to the relevant website below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed course requirements.

Supporting Information

Not all health professional schools will accept core science (Biology, Chemistry, Math or Physics) prerequisite coursework taken outside of the U.S. or Canada.

If you are planning to take core science prerequisite coursework abroad, it is recommended you enroll in an American college overseas (i.e. American College of Thessaloniki, John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, etc.). Despite the fact these institutions are physically located outside of the U.S. these schools have received accreditation from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and are treated like any other U.S. or Canadian school.

If you are considering attending a foreign institution outside of the U.S. or Canada, please contact the schools you are interested in applying to before going overseas to ensure that your coursework will be accepted.

Each school will have their own policy regarding AP/IB credit, and it is best to consult with their website or admissions office to find out more about their policy. Generally, students may use AP and IB credit to toward pre-requisite courses. However AP/IB credit often does not reduce the required coursework needed at the college level. Applicants may be expected to take the equivalent number of upper-level courses within the discipline if students have been granted AP credits.

 

Strong grades are integral to acceptance to a health professional program. Once you begin your medical studies, you will find that your academic achievement remains equally important. Northeastern has a number of resources on campus to help you succeed in challenging and rigorous academics.

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PreMed and PreHealth Studies

The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program provides support for Northeastern students who are planning to pursue training in medicine, including allopathic medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), dentistry, optometry, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine, and veterinary medicine.

Academic course requirements for health professional programs may be integrated into any major at Northeastern. Health professional school admission committees generally give no preference to any particular undergraduate major. As such, students should focus on meeting the course requirements of their chosen field of study, together with their health professional school requirements, with demonstrated academic rigor and excellence. For some majors it may be necessary to complete additional credit hours of coursework, with associated tuition, to fulfill all premed/prehealth course requirements. 

Prerequisite Courses

Most health professional schools require a common set of courses.The courses listed below meet the course requirements of many health professional programs. These are intended to provide a foundation in subject areas relevant to the student’s intended health professional program and its corresponding entrance exam. It is the student’s responsibility to research the academic requirements for specific schools of interest and work with their advisors to determine an appropriate course of study.

Note: Corequisite laboratories are required for most science courses.

Biology

Two semesters 

General Chemistry

Two semesters (or a combined general chemistry course)

Organic Chemistry

Two semesters

Physics

Two semesters

Mathematics

One semester each of calculus and statistics

English Composition/Writing-Intensive

Two semesters

Behavioral Sciences

One semester each of psychology and sociology (for MCAT preparation)

Additional Science Coursework

The following coursework is required or recommended by many programs and necessary for MCAT  preparation:

  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Biochemistry

Supporting Information

Academic policies and course requirements are school specific. Students should research requirements and plan a program of study as early as possible in consultation with both their major and premed/prehealth advisor to to determine the best way to successfully complete their required coursework. Please refer to the relevant information and website(s) below, as well as official admissions guidebooks, for detailed requirements.

Study Abroad/Foreign Coursework

Not all health professional schools will accept core science (biology, chemistry, math, or physics) prerequisite coursework taken outside of the United States or Canada.

If you are planning to take core science prerequisite coursework abroad, it is recommended you enroll in an American college overseas (i.e., American College of Thessaloniki, John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, etc.). Despite the fact these institutions are physically located outside of the United States, these schools have received accreditation from the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and are treated like any other U.S. or Canadian school.

If you are considering attending a foreign institution outside of the United States or Canada, please contact the schools you are interested in applying to before going overseas to ensure that your coursework will be accepted.

AP/IB Credit

Each school will have their own policy regarding AP/IB credit, and it is best to consult with their website or admissions office to find out more about their policy. Generally, students may use AP and IB credit toward prerequisite courses. However, AP/IB credit often does not reduce the required coursework needed at the college level. Applicants may be expected to take the equivalent number of upper-level courses within the discipline if students have been granted AP/IB credit.

Resources

Sours: http://catalog.northeastern.edu/undergraduate/university-academics/premedical-preprofessional-health-career-preparation/
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The Committee Letter is a composite letter that includes full content of all required evaluator letters plus an evaluation from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program. The PreMed and PreHealth evaluation is a competency-based summary of a student’s clinical, community engagement, and research experiences as well as academic performance, professionalism, and additional interpersonal competencies.

We do not restrict our Committee Letter service based on grades or exam scores; however, the basis of our recommendation does take grades, exam scores, experiential preparation, and overall readiness to apply into consideration. While we do not employ a formal ranking system, applicants will receive highest recommendation, high recommendation, recommendation, or recommendation with reservation based on the aforementioned competencies. Applicants should consult with their individual PreMed/PreHealth Advisor to determine the best time to apply.

Committee Letters are a traditional option for programs for which we advise (exception: optometric medicine, veterinary medicine, and physician assistant). To qualify for a Committee Letter, applicants and re-applicants* must meet all deadlines and requirements below. If you do not meet all deadlines and requirements you will no longer be eligible to receive a Committee Letter but may still qualify for a Letter Packet.

Applicants who are accepted to a medical school and decline matriculation are not eligible for future Committee Letters. The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program has a three time limit for Committee Letters. The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program cannot forward letters to any program other than what was designated on the original request. Thus, we are unable to send letters to medical masters or Post-Baccalaureate programs. Please contact your evaluators directly to request that letters be tailored to the program to which you are applying.

 

The following letters of evaluation are required and must be requested through MAP to be eligible to request a Committee Letter.

3 Internal, Faculty Letters

  • These letters must be written by Northeastern faculty who have taught you in class (or through a directed study) and are familiar with your academic achievement.
  • 2 letters must be from science faculty (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics).
  • 1 letter may be from academic faculty in any course discipline, though we recommend a non-science letter.
  • If you volunteered (or were paid) to perform work for a Northeastern faculty member and did not receive academic credit for that experience, the letter would be considered an external letter.

1 External, Clinical Letter

  • This letter must come from a practitioner in the field to which you are applying (i.e. from a MD if you are applying to MD programs, a Dentist if you are applying to dental school, from a DO if you are applying to Osteopathic School, etc.)
  • The letter must represent a relevant, college-level (not from prior to enrolling in an undergraduate institution) medical experience with a United States licensed practitioner. The experience must be within the United States or, if abroad, with a State Department, US university/hospital sponsored, or recognized U.S. organization. That experience must include patient interaction. Letters from family friends, even if they are physicians, are not encouraged. Letters from family members are prohibited.

2 External, Optional Letters

  • Applicants have the option to include one or two additional external letters. Typically, these letters of evaluation will come from your co-op, volunteer and/or community service supervisors. If you have a significant research experience, it is recommended you obtain a letter of recommendation from your PI and/or direct supervisor.

*Traditionally, students applying to BOTH MD and DO programs must have a clinical letter from an MD AND a DO to request a Committee Letter OR Letter Packet. For the cycle ONLY, if students are only able to obtain one clinical letter from an MD OR a DO, we will send a Committee Letter to the program type for which the clinical letter is representative and a Letter Packet to their other application, as long as all other requirements and deadlines have been met. (i.e. students with only an MD letter will receive a Committee Letter for AMCAS and a Letter Packet for AACOMAS, or vice-versa for a DO letter).

The Committee Letter Agreement requires applicants to acknowledge all deadlines and requirements for Northeastern students and alumni who are planning to apply with a Committee Letter. Committee Letter Agreements are accessible via the Medical Applicant Portal (MAP).

First Time Applicants

The Committee Letter Agreement is intended for all Northeastern University students and alumni who are planning to apply with a Committee Letter. The deadline to complete this Agreement is PM on January 31 of the year of application. Please note additional deadlines and requirements in your application year for the Committee Letter below.

Committee Letter Agreement Deadlines and Requirements:

January 31 ( PM): Deadline to complete Committee Letter Agreement and Self-Assessment (accessible via MAP). Students should expect to receive an invitation from their assigned advisor for their required Committee Letter Meeting following submission of their Agreement and Self Assessment.

March 15 (midnight): Submission deadline for required Letters of Evaluation. All Letters of Evaluation must be requested through MAP. Required letters include:

• Three Northeastern faculty letters, two of which must be from Biology, Chemistry, Math, or Physics (BCMP) faculty.
• At least one clinical letter from a practitioner in the field to which you aspire (i.e. an MD, DO, or Dentist) that represents a college-level patient-interaction experience with a U.S. licensed physician. Students applying to BOTH MD and DO programs MUST have a clinical letter from an MD AND a DO. Clinical letters cannot be written by a family member.
• Up to two additional, optional external letters of recommendation. Additional letters may be requested and received after March 15, but must be received in MAP by May 1 to be included in the Committee Letter.

April Deadline to complete required Committee Letter Meeting with your assigned PreMed/PreHealth Advisor. Students will be invited to schedule their Committee Letter Meeting following submission of their completed Committee Letter Agreement and Self-Assessment.

May Deadline to take the MCAT (MD and DO applicants only). Scores must be released to NU.

June Deadline to take the DAT (Dental applicants only). Scores must be released to NU.

June Deadline to complete MAP (including a PDF upload of submitted primary application) and request Committee Letter.

August Deadline to sit for MCAT (Podiatry ONLY). Scores must be released to NU.

September Deadline to complete MAP (including a PDF upload of submitted primary application) and request Committee Letter (Podiatry ONLY)

Re-Applicants

The Re-Applicant Committee Letter Agreement is intended for Northeastern University students and alumni who have already completed the Committee Letter process for a previous cycle, and are again requesting a Committee Letter to re-apply to their programs. The deadline to complete this Agreement is PM on May 1 of the new year of application. Please note additional deadlines and requirements in your application year for the Committee Letter below.

Committee Letter Agreement Deadlines and Requirements:

May 1 (PM): Deadline to complete Re-Applicant Committee Letter Agreement and Self-Assessment (accessible via MAP). Students should expect to receive an invitation from their assigned advisor for their required Committee Letter Meeting following submission of their Agreement and Self Assessment.

May 1 (midnight): Submission deadline for updated or new Letters of Evaluation. All Letters of Evaluation must be requested through MAP.
• Internal, faculty letters do not require updating.
• It is recommended that your external letters be updated or replaced. Updated or replacement external letters must be received in MAP by May 1.
• Applicants are not permitted more than 6 evaluations (3 faculty and external) in their Committee Letter.

May Deadline to complete required Committee Letter Meeting with your assigned PreMed/PreHealth Advisor. Students will be invited to schedule their Committee Letter Meeting following submission of their completed Re-Applicant Committee Letter Agreement and Self-Assessment.

May Deadline to re-take the MCAT (MD and DO applicants only), if applicable. Scores must be released to NU.

June Deadline to re-take the DAT (Dental applicants only), if applicable. Scores must be released to NU.

June Deadline to update MAP (including a PDF upload of submitted primary application) and request Committee Letter.

August Deadline to re-take the MCAT (Podiatry ONLY), if applicable. Scores must be released to NU.

September Deadline to update MAP (including a PDF upload of submitted primary application) and request Committee Letter (Podiatry ONLY)

The Self Assessment allows applicants to determine their readiness to apply and also provides the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program with information pertinent for your Committee Letter. The more thought and time you put into your Self Assessment, the better prepared our staff are to write your letter. The Self-Assessment is updated annually and accessible via the Medical Applicant Portal (MAP).

First Time Applicants

An honest self-assessment is the first step in determining if you are ready to apply, or should defer to another year. Your goal is not to apply, rather it is to become a healthcare professional. The application process should be deliberate and not rushed. Self-Assessments are due on January 31 ( PM) in the year of application.

Re-Applicants*

An honest self-assessment is the first step in determining if you are ready to re-apply and is designed to reflect on why you feel you weren’t accepted in your previous application and how you have addressed these concerns. Admissions Committees will look closely to see how you have enhanced your application since your previous submission. Consider if you have improved your application sufficiently to apply on your current timeline, or if you would be better off taking additional time. Re-Applicant Self Assessments are due on May 1 in the new year of application.

*Re-applicants refers to Northeastern University students and alumni who have already completed the Committee Letter process for a previous cycle, and are again requesting a Committee Letter to re-apply to their programs.

First Time Applicants

January Committee Letter Agreement & Completed Self-Assessment due.

March Required Letters of Evaluation due on MAP.

April Deadline to complete required Committee Letter Meeting with your assigned PreMed/PreHealth Advisor

May 1: Optional letters of evaluation due on MAP.

May Deadline to sit for MCAT (MD, DO)

June Deadline to sit for DAT (Dental)

June Deadline to complete MAP and submit primary application (MD, DO, and Dental).

August Deadline to sit for MCAT (Podiatry ONLY)

September Deadline to complete MAP and submit primary application (Podiatry ONLY)

Re-Applicants*

May 1: Committee Letter Agreement & Completed Self-Assessment due.

May 1: Updated Letters of Evaluation due.

May Deadline to complete required Committee Letter Meeting with your assigned PreMed/PreHealth Advisor

May Deadline to re-take MCAT (MD, DO), if applicable

June Deadline to re-take DAT (Dental), if applicable

June Deadline to update MAP and submit primary application (MD, DO, and Dental)

August Deadline to re-take MCAT (Podiatry ONLY)

September Deadline to update MAP and submit primary application (Podiatry ONLY)

*Re-applicants refers to Northeastern University students and alumni who have already completed the Committee Letter process for a previous cycle, and are again requesting a Committee Letter to re-apply to their programs.

While students enrolled in Northeastern University&#;s Post-Baccalaureate Program should consult with the CPS Career and Academic Coaching Staff for general advising, they may still be eligible to receive a Committee Letter from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program.

In addition to all other requirements and deadlines, CPS students must also meet the requirements below to be eligible to receive a Northeastern Committee Letter.

For students enrolled prior to Fall

You must complete at least four one-year science course sequences (with corresponding labs) at Northeastern to qualify for a Committee Letter.

For students enrolling in Fall or later

You must take 10 of the courses listed below (with corresponding labs) at Northeastern to qualify for a Committee Letter.

                BIO/BIO Principles of Biology 1

                BIO/BIO Principles of Biology 2

              BIO Microbiology

                BIO Cell Biology

                BIO/ Genetics and Molecular Biology

                BIO/BIO Biochemistry

                CHM/CHM General Chemistry 1

                CHM/CHM General Chemistry 2

                CHM/CHM Organic Chemistry 1

                CHM/CHM Organic Chemistry 2

                CHM/CHM Analytical Chemistry

                PHY/PHY Physics 1

                PHY/PHY Physics 2

In their year of application, students and alumni who have met all the above Committee Letter deadlines and requirements will be provided instructions by email from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program on how to request their Committee Letter.

Sours: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/prehealth-requirements/committee-letter-requirements/

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The Letter Packet Includes the full content of all required evaluator letters and a cover sheet from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program. It does not include an evaluation from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program. Students who do not meet all the requirements and deadlines for a Committee Letter may still qualify for a Letter Packet.

A Letter Packet requires that applicants obtain required Letters of Evaluation, receive their entrance exam scores (MCAT or DAT), and submit a primary application (and upload a PDF copy to MAP). Once these conditions are met, applicants may request their Letter Packet using the instructions below. If you do not meet all requirements you will not be eligible to receive a Letter Packet, but may still apply with individual letters. If you choose to send individual letters of evaluation, please do not request them through MAP. Instead, follow the instructions in the common application for your profession.

Applicants who are accepted to a medical school and decline matriculation are not eligible for future Letter Packets. The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program has a three time limit for Letter Packets. The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program cannot forward letters to any program other than what was designated on the original request. Thus, we are unable to send letters to medical masters or Post-Baccalaureate programs. Please contact your evaluators directly to request that letters be tailored to the program to which you are applying.

The following letters of evaluation are required and must be requested and received through MAP to be eligible to request a Letter Packet.

3 Internal, Faculty Letters

  • These letters must be written by Northeastern faculty who have taught you in class (or through a directed study) and are familiar with your academic achievement.
  • 2 letters must be from science faculty (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics).
  • 1 letter may be from academic faculty in any course discipline, though we recommend a non-science letter.
  • If you volunteered (or were paid) to perform work for a Northeastern faculty member and did not receive academic credit for that experience, the letter would be considered an external letter.

1 External, Clinical Letter

  • This letter must come from a practitioner in the field to which you are applying (i.e. from a MD if you are applying to MD programs, a Dentist if you are applying to dental school, from a DO if you are applying to Osteopathic School, etc.).
  • The letter must represent a relevant, college-level (not from prior to enrolling in an undergraduate institution) medical experience with a United States licensed practitioner. The experience must be within the United States or, if abroad, with a State Department, US university/hospital sponsored, or recognized U.S. organization. That experience must include patient interaction. Letters from family friends, even if they are physicians, are not encouraged. Letters from family members are prohibited.

2 External, Optional Letters

  • Applicants have the option to include one or two additional external letters. Typically, these letters of evaluation will come from your co-op, volunteer and/or community service supervisors. If you have a significant research experience, it is recommended you obtain a letter of recommendation from your PI and/or direct supervisor.

*Traditionally, students applying to BOTH MD and DO programs must have a clinical letter from an MD AND a DO to request a Committee Letter OR Letter Packet. For the cycle ONLY, if students are only able to obtain one clinical letter from an MD OR a DO, we will send a Committee Letter to the program type for which the clinical letter is representative and a Letter Packet to their other application, as long as all other requirements and deadlines have been met. (i.e. students with only an MD letter will receive a Committee Letter for AMCAS and a Letter Packet for AACOMAS, or vice-versa for a DO letter).

While students enrolled in Northeastern University&#;s Post-Baccalaureate Program should consult with the CPS Career and Academic Coaching Staff for general advising, they may still be eligible to receive a Letter Packet from the PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program.

In addition to all other requirements and deadlines, CPS students must also meet the requirements below to be eligible to receive a Northeastern Letter Packet.

For students enrolled prior to Fall

You must complete at least four one-year science course sequences (with corresponding labs) at Northeastern to qualify for a Letter Packet.

For students enrolling in Fall or later

You must take 8 of the courses listed below (with corresponding labs)  at Northeastern to qualify for a Letter Packet.

                BIO/BIO Principles of Biology 1

                BIO/BIO Principles of Biology 2

              BIO Microbiology

                BIO Cell Biology

                BIO/ Genetics and Molecular Biology

                BIO/BIO Biochemistry

                CHM/CHM General Chemistry 1

                CHM/CHM General Chemistry 2

                CHM/CHM Organic Chemistry 1

                CHM/CHM Organic Chemistry 2

                CHM/CHM Analytical Chemistry

                PHY/PHY Physics 1

                PHY/PHY Physics 2

A Letter Packet requires that applicants obtain required Letters of Evaluation, receive their entrance exam scores (MCAT or DAT), AND submit a primary application (and upload a PDF copy to MAP). Once these conditions are met, applicants may request their Letter Packet.

When entering the letter request into your application, please list the name and contact information for your individual PreHealth Advisor.

Finally, to request a Letter Packet, please complete the Letter Packet Request Form after completing the requirements above.

Sours: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/applying/prehealth-requirements/letter-packet/
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Prospective, PreMed, and Prehealth students,

The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program staff are delighted that you are interested in pursuing a career in health care. Our goal is to be the best PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program in the country. Our program has excellent and experienced staff that are committed to working with you throughout your time here at Northeastern University. As advisors, we will be assisting you in integrating your career choice with your academics, matching your interests with experiential opportunities, advising you on the application process to your graduate health school, and providing meaningful opportunities to prepare you for a career in medicine. In addition, as your PreMed and PreHealth Advisors we are a part of your larger advising team here at NU to help ensure both your academic and professional career success.

We hope that you will connect with us soon by setting up your Medical Applicant Portal (MAP), an advising appointment, and by following us on social media. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you achieve your medical career goals.

Sincerely,

The PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program Staff

Ciara O&#;Donnell, Rob Harrington, and Kelley Fitzgerald

The Northeastern PreMed and PreHealth Advising Program provides individualized advising resources to Northeastern undergraduate students and alumni considering careers in the areas of allopathic medicine (MD), osteopathic medicine (DO), dentistry, optometry, physician assistant, podiatric medicine, or veterinary medicine. We strive to educate and advise students on health professional school expectations, preparation requirements, and application processes to facilitate the success of Northeastern applicants and be a trusted source of competent and caring health professions advisors.

College of Professional Studies (CPS) students should consult with the CPS Career and Academic Coaching Staff for PreMed and PreHealth Advising.

Sours: https://undergraduate.northeastern.edu/prehealth/about/

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