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PRE-HEALTH STUDENT GUIDE

Pre-Med Listserv

Hunter logo Pre-Med Listserv: Click the Hunter logo and signup for the Pre-Med ListServ.
Please be advised that the listserv is for Hunter students only, and you must register with a Hunter email address.

Joining the listserv will give you up-to-date information regarding the health professions, special events, and the Pre-Health Office.

 

Pre-Health File

If you already have a Pre-Health file, but you do not request recommendation letters and/or evaluations for at least one academic year, your file will become inactive and you must reapply to the program to reactivate your file. To avoid your Pre-Health file becoming inactive, submit recommendation letters and/or evaluations each semester.

Hunter alumni Pre-Health files will be kept active up to 3 years after graduation. We encourage alumni to update or add letters of recommendation to keep their Pre-Health files active after graduation.

You must apply for a Pre-Health file by no later than your 3rd semester at Hunter College, and your Pre-Health file must be open for at least 1 year before you can apply for a Committee Letter.

What is the Pre-Health File?

If you are planning to apply to a health professions program, the Pre-Health Advising Office will keep a file of your course evaluations, recommendation letters, pre-health packet, resume, and transcripts. The information in your file is confidential and accessible only to the Pre-Health Committee and Pre-Health Professions Office staff.

Why do I need a Pre-Health file?

When it is time to apply to health professions schools, our office will guide students through the application process.·This includes providing qualified students with a·Committee Letter,·which is a very detailed and combined reference letter that incorporates letters of recommendation and evaluations.

Opening the file allows you to start collecting letters of recommendation and evaluations. When you apply you do not have to locate previous professors to request letters because you will have already requested them when you took the course or worked with the individual. We will keep the file open for 3 years after you graduate.

How do I keep my Pre-Health file active?

To keep your file active you must submit course evaluations or recomenndation letters at least once per academic year (we STRONGLY recommend you submit at least 1 document every semester to keep on top of things). You must also continue to attend Pre-Health events regularly (3 events per semester, 6 per academic year) as per your Pre-Health contract agreement.

How do I find out what is currently in my file?

To find out which evaluations and recommendations are currently in your pre-health file please fill out the File Check Request form.

Pre-Health File & the Committee Letter

In order to qualify for a Committee Letter you must have a Pre-Health file that's been open for at least 1 year. The year begins from when you submit your Pre-Health file application, and your Pre-Health file application must be submitted no later than the end of your first semester of Sophomore year (if you are a transfer student, the application must be submitted by your first year at Hunter College).

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