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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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Changes to Walk-ins After Spring Break

Our department is changing from “Walk-In Advising” during registration (March 11 through April 24) to “Express Advising.” 

Express Advising is for scheduling questions only and will be held each weekday, Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This advising is open to the following:

  1. Students pursuing a B.S. in Science or Premedicine who would like help planning their schedule for Summer and/or Fall 2019
  2. Pre-health professional students in any major at Penn State who would like help planning their schedule for Summer and/or Fall 2019

For more detailed questions and more serious matters, please plan to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a PreHealth or Eberly College of Science adviser during that time.

*NEW* AACOMAS Changes Announced

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine recently sent out a press release to prehealth advisers with some notable changes: 

  • The Personal Statement Character length has increased from 4,500 characters to 5,300 characters.
  • One new college designation: California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

For the full summary of changes, go here: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2019/04/17/aacomas-changes/

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:

2019 MSAR released, with helpful changes and additions:


Jobs & Internships

Volunteer Opportunities


Summer Programs


Early Admissions Opportunities


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

Newsletter Updates

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