The Career Development Center and the Pre-Med Advisory Committee work closely together to help students plan their programs and apply to medical school. The CDC works with Interfolio to establish and maintain credential files for students in order to assemble the materials required for applications (including reference letters, entrance exam scores, and an autobiographical statement). Through Interfolio, students can send their credentials directly to the medical schools or to AMCAS for processing. Once the credential file is established, the student has the option of interviewing with the Premedical Advisory Committee (Premedical Committee Interview Guidelines). The interview and a student’s letters of recommendation serve as the basis for a composite or summary letter of recommendation written by the Pre-Med Committee and is sent to the professional schools.
The CDC offer resources and assistance with personal statements, resumes, and interviewing. Students should schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor at x6370 or stop in during walk-in hours. For more information about the Pre-Med Advisory Committee, contact the Natural Sciences Office at x6631 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CDC Post-Baccalaureate Policy:
Academic support and pre-professional admissions preparation is offered through a partnership between the School of Natural Sciences and the Career Development Center. Post-baccalaureate coursework (minimum of 5 required courses) and enrollment in the program will enable students access to specific career related services to help support their credentials and can strengthen a student’s candidacy to apply for pre-medical education.
Post-baccalaureate candidates may access resources during their time at Purchase College and while registered for pre-medical studies.
View the Graduate & Professional School: Student Planning Guide for further details on applying to programs, a time line, and more.
American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
AACOM Application Service (AACOMAS)
Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
Associated American Dental Schools Application Service
Dental Admission Test (DAT)
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
Veterinary Medical College Application Service
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Thinking of Applying to Law School
The Legal Profession:
- A legal education offers a fair amount of flexibility and can open doors to opportunities within and outside of the legal profession.
- The marketplace for new lawyers remains strong and should continue for several years.
- A law degree is considered prestigious with considerably high earning potential in certain areas.
- Many employers are recognizing that law school graduates can offer them a broad range of skills that they may not necessarily find in other applicants.
It is still, however, important to remain realistic about what the field of law entails. The well-padded life of a corporate attorney with a large expense account is more myth than reality. The media continues to perpetuate an inaccurate portrayal of the legal profession as a glamorous occupation with high profile attorneys and exhilarating court cases. This is not always the case for most attorneys’, particularly new associations just starting out. Before you decide to apply to law school, you should research the occupation thoroughly. The Career Development Center has a number of resources that can help you research and secure experiences that can help you make a decision.
View the Graduate & Professional School: Student Planning Guide for further details on applying to programs, choosing a school, what school look for, preparing for the LSAT, a time table and more.