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What is the application process?
The medical school
application process is called AAMCAS, (https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/amcas/
). You complete the application online,
including your MCAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation. You
must use DePaul’s Pre-Health Advising Committee (PAC). Register
with PAC and state your intention of utilizing the Accelerated 3+option for
medicine. You will need to notify them
by the winter of your second year at DePaul in order to participate in the
committee letter process. An interview with Dr. Funk and the pre-health staff advisor is required
before you start the PAC committee letter of recommendation process to ensure
that you have completed sufficient DePaul requirements and have a plan to
complete all DePaul specific coursework.
How do I know if a career in medicine is for me?
The HLTH 120 course “Careers
in HealthCare” and the HLTH 201 course can help you begin to understand the
roles of various health care professionals. You will want to register for the Pre-Health Program at DePaul. By being in the
program, you will be invited to pre-health events through the year, including
visits by Chicago Medical School faculty. Join a student organization, like the
pre-med club or pre-health career community, to help you to network with
students who have similar interests as your own.
What happens if I don’t get accepted into the Chicago Medical School?
In the event you are not
accepted for early admission you are still a DePaul student and should complete
your bachelor’s degree at DePaul. You
can consider reapplying to medical school or taking any other direction you
might choose. Unsuccessful applicants are encouraged to seek an exit interview
with the Chicago Medical School to discuss how they might make a stronger