THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
The ONLINE application is available to you from NOW to MARCH 15.
Please remember to go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/ for full Committee details.
This announcement is for students applying to the professional health schools of medicine (MD and DO), dental medicine, podiatry, optometry, and chiropractic for fall 2018 intended admission.
Many times, because of application deadlines, our applicants to optometry, podiatry and chiropractic schools are able to use our fall (September 1) Committee cycle if they wish. ***Please note that applicants to US MD and DDS schools are NO LONGER able to use our annual fall cycle with a deadline of September 1.***
If you have any questions or concerns about this Committee policy, please set an appointment with a prehealth advisor *well before* the spring deadline MARCH 15, 2017.
A brief PowerPoint and detailed instruction guide have been added to the prehealth website to assist you.
Please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/02/PH-Committee-Quick-Guide.pdf and http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/138/2016/01/PH-Instruction-Manual.pdf
You will be **unable** to come through the spring Committee process if you do not submit your ONLINE application by this deadline.
Once you submit your application, you will be unable to make any changes to it.
- Please go to https://prv-web.eng.buffalo.edu/applications/prehealthcommittee/request_access.php
- You will be directed to provide an email address (preferably UB) and hit SUBMIT.
- You will then receive an email that provides you with the URL of the application. You will see in the email that your username to log-in will be the email address you provided. Your password will be temporarily assigned to you. You can then click on the URL to log in to the application.
- At the log-in screen, you will be asked to change your password. PASSWORDS WILL BE CASE SENSITIVE.
These instructions are also be available on the website at http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/application/
CHECKING LETTERS OF REFERENCE
Once you initiate your application, please go to the section titled “References.” If you type in the names of your prospective letter writers, we will place a “Y” for YES next to each when the letter of recommendation is received by our office.
This way, you can easily track the receipt of your letters through your application.
You want to assure that you have at least 4 letters submitted to our office by APRIL 15, 2017.
Information will be forthcoming about the specific dates in the spring of 2017 when you can come by 109 Norton Hall to complete some additional, important paperwork for the Committee as well as pay the Committee fee.
PREHEALTH COMMITTEE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Several information sessions have been scheduled to inform you about the full Committee process and answer your questions. We strongly encouraged you to attend so that you may sign the “Prehealth Committee Intent Form” so we know to expect you through this upcoming cycle. The Prehealth Committee Student Meetings are designed to provide you with all you need to know for applying for a Prehealth Committee Letter and detail how the process will work. The application deadline is March 15, 2017, so be sure to attend a session!
|Thursday, February 9||4:00pm-5:00pm||210 Student Union|
|Tuesday, February 14||4:00pm-5:00pm||210 Student Union|
|Wednesday, February 15||4:00pm-5:30pm||210 Student Union|
|Wednesday, February 22||4:00pm-5:00pm||210 Student Union|
|Monday, February 27||2:00pm-3:00pm||210 Student Union|
|Tuesday, March 7||3:00pm-4:00pm||210 Student Union|
Please note that Jennifer Rosseland, formerly the prehealth assistant in the Office of Prehealth Advising Services in 109 Norton Hall is no longer working in our center. If you email her, she is *unable* to assist with your inquiries. You need to contact Carl Lam at 716-645-6012 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for procedural items related to the Prehealth Committee as well as inquiries regarding your letters of recommendation. For all other prehealth matters, please do reach out to prehealth advisor via email or set either an in person or telephone appt by calling 716-645-6013 or stopping by 109 Norton Hall any time from 8:30-4:30 Monday through Friday.
Re-Applicant Information for 2018 Admission
If you are anticipating *reapplying* in 2017 for fall 2018 admission and have previously come through the Prehealth Committee, please do not open another Committee application but instead set a phone or in-person appointment with a prehealth advisor in the spring of 2017 (before May) to help assess your preparedness to reapply. The professional health schools expect a “significantly different application” from any previous applications to warrant an acceptance. Reapplication is time consuming and costly. For further information for re-applicants who have previously gone through the UB Prehealth Committee, please go to http://prehealth.buffalo.edu/prehealth-committee/reapplicants/. We will begin to accept re-applicant addendum forms in May of 2017.