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Applying to Medical, Dental or other Health Professional School

Starting your first semester in the PMHPP, you will meet with a PMHPP advisor to discuss your goals, interests and concerns.  Your advisor will continue to provide support and guidance throught your tenure at Duquesne, and will provide you with an individualized plan of study.  We also have many services to aid students in the the application process to medical, dental or other health professional school.

The earliest you may start the application process is during the summer following your junior year.  This timing would allow you to matriculate into a medical, dental or health professional school in the fall following graduation.  Gaining admission to a medical, dental or other health professional school is dependent on a variety of factors, unique to each disciplined and institution, that generally include meeting or exceeding the following standard criteria:

  • Successful completion of pre-medical and health professional coursework
  • Overall college, science, and math/science GPA's
  • Admission test score (e.g. MCAT, OAT, DAT, GRE)
  • Evidence of medical and other professional observation/volunteer activities
  • Positive letters of recommendation
  • Understanding and passion for the chosen field
  • Interview performance
  • Experiences consistent with mission/goals of intended institutions:

           -Research and publication/presentation

           -Higher level sciences

           -Service and community engagement

           -International/global experiences/perspectives