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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.

Health Professions Group Advising

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, Penn State PreHealth Advising offer a series of group advising sessions.
NEW for the 2018-19 school year: 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.

Group Advising sessions occuring in the next two weeks:

  • Medical Applicants: Thursday, April 11, 6:00-7:15pm in 201 Thomas
  • Med Prep: Tuesday, April 16, 6:00-7:00pm in 104 Thomas

Desciptions of sessions and the full Spring 2019 schedule can be found here: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2018/12/06/spring-2019-health-professions-group-advising/

*NEW* Health Professions Application Opening Dates: 2019-2020

Application opening dates for the 2019-2020 cycle (for 2020 matriculation) have been announced. Our office will update the information on a weekly basis, as application systems make their announcements. 

Running list: http://sites.psu.edu/sciadvising/2019/04/10/application-dates-for-2019-2020-for-2020-matriculation-updated-weekly/

Current Applicant Information

*NEW* 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


Newsletter Updates

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