Tips from Advisers
- For for each school that interests you, create a folder containing its list of pre-requisite courses, as well as application deadlines and requirements.
- Register for the NY Times online, and other free internet news resources. Read up on articles related to health care issues.
- Read the New York Times Tuesday Science Supplement. There is almost always at least one article that is health related.
- Do research on the schools you wish to attend. Know their concentrations, strengths, weak spots, etc. Be able to demonstrate why a particular school is a good fit for your plans.
- For non-traditional (older) students: check out oldpremeds.org.
- Listen to NPR at least once a week.
- Push your comfort level by familiarizing yourself with people not like you.
- Begin a hobby. Classes from the Experimental College can be helpful with this. This is a good way to reduce stress.
- Don't automatically believe everything you hear or read — check it out with an adviser.
- Present yourself professionally when you are doing volunteer work.
- Give your personal statement and resume to people you ask for letters of recommendation.
- Keep a journal of your health care experiences.
- Keep your sense of humor. Laughter helps keep you healthy.
- Maintain a journal of your activites so you have something to refresh your memory when it comes time to write your personal statement.