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We have a new format for the 2018-19 school year! All annoucements will be posted as blog posts on our website. We will still link to the current items in this weekly newsletter, but on the blog website, you will be able to sort posts by category and by health professions tags. This will also allow us to reduce the Newsletter to one email each week.

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*NEW* AACOMAS Fee Waiver Updates

The cost for primary applications will remain the same: $195, and $45 for each additional program. The fee waiver is worth $195 and covers the initial cost. Please note: students must submit their primary application within two weeks of receiving their fee waiver.

For additional information and the full updates, please click on the link below:


*NEW* CASPer Test Dates and Announcements

CASPer is a situational judgment test required by a lot of medical and PA programs. Other health professional programs also require CASPer as part of the application process. Altus is offering a webinar for students on May 10, 2019. Please see the link below for more information.

First test date: May 14, 2019


Current Applicant Information

Running List of Application Opening Dates: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2019/04/10/application-dates-for-2019-2020-for-2020-matriculation-updated-weekly/

Committee Letter Information:

Personal Statement Modules: 

*NOTE*: Submissions are closed to have a PreHealth Adviser review your personal statement, but the writing exercises are still available for you to use!

Recent AAMC Announcements:

AACOMAS Changes: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2019/04/17/aacomas-changes/

2019 MSAR released, with helpful changes and additions:


Jobs & Internships

Volunteer Opportunities


Summer Programs


Seminars and Workshops




Fairs and Open Houses




Research Experience


Scholarships and Grants



Academic Resources


Year-Round Opportunities

Opportunities available year-round can be found on this page:

Such opportunities include:

  • Offical Calendars from Health Professional Organizations (AAMC, ADEA, etc.)
  • Information regarding Health Professions Group Advising Sessions
  • Information regarding the Committee Letter process
  • Donations for test prep books (MCAT, DAT, PCAT)
  • Medical Scribing positions
  • Other continuous job postings


Health Professions Group Advising

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, Penn State PreHealth Advising offer a series of group advising sessions.
Students considering medical, dental, podiatry, and physician assistant professions must attend a Med Prep or PA Prep group advising session prior to meeting one-on-one with PreHealth Advising.

Please check back in future editions for group advising sessions for the 2019-2020 school year. Dates and times will be posted here and on our website: https://science.psu.edu/premed/advising


Early Admissions Opportunities

Newsletter Updates

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