Office of Prehealth Advising and EPAC Location Change

The Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (EPAC) where The Office of Prehealth Advising resides will be moving its physical location effective Monday, March 18.  The new space is 112 Capen, just inside the 1st floor of the Capen Undergraduate Library.  The actual packing of the office in Norton will begin this Thursday, March 14.  We realize this move coincides with the deadline for the spring 2019 Prehealth Committee application set for midnight (11:59:59pm) Friday, March 15.  We will do our best to answer your emails related to the Prehealth Committee application during this transition period.  There will be plenty of signage in Norton and Capen directing students and faculty/staff to our new office location.  Our phone numbers will remain the same. 

2019-20 ADEA AADSAS Application Information

ADEA AADSAS® (ADEA Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) provides information and resources for individuals applying to dental school. See below for important changes and details regarding the 2019–20 application cycle. 

 New Participating Schools

  • The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry will be accepting applicants to their dental programs through ADEA AADSAS. The ADEA AADSAS application will be open to both U.S. and Canadian applicants.

 Gender Question Changes

  • In keeping with societal changes and representing inclusiveness, the gender question in ADEA AADSAS will be different in the upcoming cycle. The new question format is noted below:
    • What is your biological sex? Male, Female, Other, Decline to State
    • Gender Identity. I identify as: Man, Woman, Non-binary, Prefer Not to Answer, Other (allows for self-description).

Soft Launch

  • ADEA AADSAS will have a soft launch on May 14. The soft launch allows applicants three weeks to work on the application before they can official submit starting on June 4.

 Virtual Fair Dates

  • Registration opens soon for the 2019 ADEA GoDental Virtual Fairs on May 22 and 23. Day one of the event, on May 22, provides applicants with more information about the application process, while May 23 gives them an opportunity to interact with participating dental school admissions officers.

 Applicant Fees for the Application Cycle

  • The fees for the 2019–20 application cycle are $251 for the first designation and $108 each additional designation.

Registration Open for the Physician Assistant Virtual Fair!

The Physician Assistant Virtual Fair will be held on Tuesday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET. This is a free event for all students who are interested in exploring a career as a PA.

Registration is FREE.

At this year’s fair, you’ll be able to:

  • Discover the profession’s history and what makes it one of the top health professions
  • Learn insider tips on how to prepare for that crucial PA program interview
  • Chat with representatives from more than 50 schools, PAEA, and CASPA
  • Attend live presentations and Q&As (or access the recordings on-demand) from current students and practicing PAs
  • And more!

REGISTER NOW to attend the FREE Physician Assistant Virtual Fair on April 9. Connect in real-time with 55+ PA programs nationwide!

Registration Open – Applicant Webinar – Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are pleased to present Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hoursa webinar tailored to individuals interested in applying to any health professions education program.

Webinar: Experience Your Future: The Importance of Shadowing or Observation Hours
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 2:30−3:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Shadowing and observation hours are a vital way to gain experience and contribute to your professional school application. Come find out what shadowing and observation hours are, why they matter, and how to find opportunities in your desired field.

Join us! Featured presentations by admissions officers and health professions advisors will provide tips and suggestions on the importance of shadowing and observation hours as you prepare for your future profession. A Q&A session will follow. Space is limited to the first 1,000 attendees, but this webinar will be recorded and shared.

Featured Presenters:

Jennifer L. Clutter, MA
Program Coordinator
West Virginia University, School of Pharmacy

Stephanie Perry, M.Ed.Director of Admissions
Augusta University, Dental College of Georgia

Lynn YoungbloodAdmissions Coordinator
University of North Georgia, Department of Physical Therapy

Douglas Watson, M.Ed.Pre-Health Counselor
Utah Valley University

CSTEP Internship Program at SUNY Optometry

Are you a pre-health student who is interested in learning more about the profession of optometry?  SUNY Optometry has opened their application cycle for new students for 2 programs:

1) Spring Internship: June 4 – June 14.  This is an exploratory program, designed to let students shadow in the clinics, visit private practices, go through professional school readiness workshops, network with the students and faculty, and do a research presentation to name a few.

2) Summer Academic Program: Every Tuesday, June 4 – July 30th.  In this academic program, students will get a chance to take introductory optometry curriculum courses with our renowned faculty, for 2 elective credits, possibly transferrable to the students’ college institution.  They also get a chance to shadow one day in the clinic.

**Applicants for the internship program must be New York State Residents and identify with a historically underrepresented group or an economically disadvantaged background.**

Announcing the 2020 ADEA AADSAS Application Dates

Mark May 14, 2019 on your calendar!

The 2020 ADEA AADSAS® (American Dental Education Association Associated American Dental Schools Application Service) application “soft launch” is on May 14. The soft launch allows you three weeks to work on and refine your application information. You may submit your application starting on June 4.

Why is it important to get a jump start on your application in May?

  1. You’ll be ready to apply early! Three extra weeks to collect materials and polish your answers allows you to be one of the first to submit in June.
  2. Your Fee Assistance Program (FAP) application can also be submitted for review starting May 14! Decisions will be released starting June 4.
  3. Be an early contender for the first interview spots. Dental schools review applications on a rolling basis—so position your application for a prime review spot!

Make your application stand out by taking advantage of this opportunity.

As you prepare for May 14, be sure to check out ADEA GoDental for helpful information, resources and other important dates. View the Events Calendar for information about upcoming webinars and events to help prepare. The updated 2020 ADEA AADSAS application instructions are now available.

Questions? Contact ADEA AADSAS Customer Service at or 617-612-2045.