Category Archives: Getting Ready to Apply

Webinar: Creating a Great Personal Statement

The personal statement is a vital part of the application process. It helps admissions representatives understand who you are, your unique experiences and about your unique interest in pursuing a career within the health professions.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Creating a Great Personal Statement—a webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program. Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on how to craft a well-written personal statement to showcase your unique identity. A Q&A session will follow.

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May 15, 2018: 2019 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants. Start your application today and submit on June 5.
June 5, 2018: 2018 ADEA AADSAS application opens for applicants
August 15 – September 30, 2018: Academic Update period (1st academic period)
December 1, 2018 – February 1, 2019: Academic Update period (2nd academic period)
February 1, 2019: 2019 ADEA AADSAS closes
February 15, 2019: Last day to submit all official documents to ADEA AADSAS

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AAMC Virtual Fair

There will be an online medical school fair Thursday February 15, from 11am-8pm, with 65+ schools in attendance. If there are schools that you’re still hoping to hear from, this is another place that you could make yourself known again, glean more information about them from admissions reps, and show your enthusiasm.

Fair participants will be able to:

  • Connect a LinkedIn profile to their fair profile
  • Upload resumes/CVs
  • Upload a profile photo
  • Save resources and videos from booths to their own personal “briefcase”

Register for free:

To learn more about the participating schools:

To learn more about the etiquette of attending a Virtual Fair, read –

To Apply In-State or Out-of-State?

Based on your comments to a recent AAMC Premed Team Twitter Poll, one of the most important factors when choosing a medical school is location, specifically, whether the school is in-state or out-of-state. Location is certainly a valuable consideration, but before ruling out medical schools based on location alone, we suggest checking out some of the most common myths about applying in-state vs out-of-state.

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Feb. 8 Webinar: Your Window to Successful DAT Preparation

Mark Your Calendar: The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is partnering with Kaplan® Test Prep to present Strategies for a Successful DAT, and you’re invited!

Webinar: Strategies for a Successful DAT
Thursday, February 8, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join us for this FREE live, one-hour webinar on preparing for the Dental Admission Test (DAT), featuring representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and two U.S. dental schools.

You will learn:

  • How the DAT factors into the admissions process.
  • Which scores appear in ADEA AADSAS®—the application to dental school.
  • The best study strategies for test-taking.
  • How to tackle the more complex practice DAT questions.
  • Where to learn more about the DAT.


  • B.Lamont Lowery, Director of Admissions, East Carolina University School of
    Dental Medicine
  • Kay H. Malone III, D.D.S., FAGD, Admissions Advisor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Dentistry
  • Petros Minasi, Director of Pre-Health Programs, Kaplan Test Prep

Attend February 8 and take your DAT preparation to the next level!



Webinar: The Road to Veterinary School

Event Information: The Road to Veterinary School

How to Register:  (Space is limited to 150 attendees):

Date and time: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 2:00 pm
Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Duration: 1 hour
This all new webinar covers all things needed to prepare for applying to veterinary school. Tony Wynne, the Director of the Veterinary Medical College Application Service brings you unique insight to the application, what schools look for, and how to ensure you are qualified to apply.. plus a lot more!

4 Reasons to Take a Service Year Before Medical School

Taking one or more gap years before medical school is becoming more and more common. In fact, of the 2016 incoming medical students who responded to the AAMC’s Matriculating Student Questionnaire, 60.6% say they took at least one year between undergrad and medical school. Many premeds use that time to take additional coursework, study for and take the MCAT exam, conduct research, shadow physicians, or work as an EMT or medical scribe. But those are not your only options.

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