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1 ORU Health Professions Office University-wide office for all HP students Advisors: Dr. Lois Ablin, Assoc. Prof. of Chemistry GC3A25 Dr. Hal Reed, Professor of Biology GC1B18 Admin. Asst. Marcia Matthews (Biology floor GC1B20, x6930, HP Advisors office Biology floor GC1B26

2 ORU Health Professions Office Counsel, advise, course selection, HP program selection, application process, preparation for standardized testing, encourage extracurricular medical experiences, mock interviews, write letters of recommendation, etc.

3 ORU Health Professions Office Drs. Ablin and Reed have posted office hours to advise HP students. Come see us!! Group Advisement is Monday Oct. 5 th Prehealth Seminar class next spring?

4 PHP 100—Pre-Health Professions Seminar 1 Credit Hour Spring 2010 I.COURSE DESCRIPTION This introductory course provides guidance for all students planning to seek admission to health professions schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, podiatry, pharmacy, and physical therapy. The course is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory, earns one credit hour, and is especially designed for prehealth students to take early in their academic career (e.g. incoming freshman and transfer) and only once during their undergraduate program. Class meets for one hour per week and is taught in both the fall and spring terms. Baffi-Dugan, C and RE Cannon Health Professions Admission Guide: Strategy for Success. 7 th edition. National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions.

5 ORU Health Professions Evaluations Personal characteristics of HP students evaluated by instructors from Intro. Biol., Gen. Chem., Organic Chem., Physics, upper division sciences, English, psychology and major departments which are then used to write a “weighted” committee (composite) letter.

6 ORU Health Professions

7 University of Oklahoma

8 Prerequisites Minimum 90 college hours (usually degree completed): 1 semester General Zoology/Biology (including lab) 2 semesters General Chemistry 2 semesters Organic Chemistry 2 semesters Physics 3 semesters English --new 1 semester Histology, Genetics, Embryology, Cell Biology or Comparative Anatomy 3 semesters Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy, Humanities, and/or Foreign Language

9 Check Recommended courses Biochemistry Human Anatomy and Physiology Statistics Upper division biology and science courses

10 Minimum Requirements U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa GPA average of 3.0 or better Letter grade of C or better required in prerequisite courses We will accept Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, & CLEP courses if a higher course is taken for a grade Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) average score of 7.0 or better

11 Minimum Requirements…but who gets accepted? U.S. citizen or hold a permanent visa GPA average of 3.0 or better 3.7+ Letter grade of C or better required in prerequisite courses We will accept Pass/Fail grading, advanced placement, & CLEP courses if a higher course is taken for a grade Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) average score of 7.0 or better 9.4+

12 The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) Standardized, multiple-choice examination assesses problem solving, critical thinking, writing skills, and knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, and Biological Sciences sections scored from 1-15 Writing Sample

13 Application Timeline Jan-JulyMedical College Admission Test (MCAT) May Begin American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) Oct 15AMCAS Deadline (4-6 weeks to process) OctoberInterviews Begin (Complete in Sept) Nov 1 Supplemental Deadline NovemberInterviews FebruaryInterviews & Final Adm Board Meeting August Class Begins Junior Year Senior Year

14 Counseling Tips Join the Pre-Med/Pre-Health Club Select a Major of Interest (50% non- science majors!) Prioritize Academics Gain Health Care Experience Volunteer Time Become Involved on Campus

15 2009 Application Statistics CategoriesTotalGPAMCAT Residents Nonresidents Male Female Total 1567 Avg. 1-15

16 Selection criteria for interview Combine MCAT and GPA for interview selection GPA (4.0 max) x Average MCAT (15 max); sum divided by 2. Select the top 300 scores for the interview. Higher criteria for nonresidents

17 2009 Interview Statistics CategoriesTotalGPAMCAT Residents Nonresidents Male Female Total 282 (18% of applicants) Avg. 1-15

18 Class of 2013 Statistics CategoriesTotalGPAMCAT Residents Nonresidents Male Female Total Avg. 1-15

19 Majors in Class of 2013 (39) AccountingAnthropologyBiochemistryBiologyBiomed Eng ChemistryEconomicsEngineeringEnglish Foreign Lang Gen StudiesHealth & Exer.HistoryIntl. StudiesKinesiology LettersMathematicsMicrobiologyPhysicsPhysiology Political Sci.PsychologyReligionSociologyZoology Choose major of interest!

20 Schools Represented in Class of 2013 (44) Baylor UniversityNortheastern State UnivTexas Christian Univ Brigham Young UnivOklahoma Baptist UnivUniversity of Arkansas Cameron UniversityOklahoma Christian UnivUniversity of California DePauw UniversityOklahoma State UnivUniv of Central Oklahoma Drury University Oral Roberts University University of Miami Emory UniversityOuachita Baptist UnivUniversity of Michigan Harding UniversityPittsburg State UnivUniversity of Notre Dame Harvard UniversityRice UniversityUniversity of Oklahoma Hendrix CollegeSaint LouisUniversity of Rochester Hope CollegeSouthern Methodist UnivUniv of Saint Thomas Illinois CollegeSouthern Nazarene UnivUniversity of The South Indiana UniversitySouthwestern Okla StateUniversity of Tulsa Iowa State UniversitySyracuse UniversityUniversity of Washington John Brown UniversityTaylor University-UplandYale University Lewis And Clark CollegeTexas A & M University

21 What’s New 2009 – 2010 Separate School of Community Health interviews AMCAS Letters –Enables medical schools to receive all letters electronically via AMCAS –Enables applicants to have their authors send all letters to AMCAS (for participating schools) rather than to each school. This service is included in the AMCAS application fee.

22 Semi-blind Interview Process Still a 3 member interview team and about an hour, but divided into 2 parts: 1.“Semi-blind” portion of interview is conducted to assess communication, inter- personal skills, etc. No academic review. 2. Student dismissed 3. Interview team will review academics and then proceed with 2 nd academic interview. Chance to answer questions/discuss academic history, MCAT, etc.


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