Premed/Predent Review Committee at your university.
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
MEDICAL/DENTAL COMMITTEE PROCEDURES 1. FILES - DUE IN THE DEAN’S OFFICE (351 HATCHER) BY 4:30 pm, on deadline dates listed below.
Files are reviewed on a first completed basis Students must have completed a registration form before a file will be started. A completed file consists of 1) MCAT/DAT scores, 2) Personal Information Form, 3)Signed Dean of Student’s Release of Information Form, 4) Committee Resume Form, 5) a copy of your AMCAS/Dental Essay, and 6) at least 2 Faculty Letters of Evaluation from courses you have earned credit for or in whose lab you have worked on this campus. In order to use the LSU Premedical/Predental Committee, a student must have been enrolled full time during the last 2 semesters at LSU. Only students with an overall and science g.p.a. of 3.0 or better will be allowed to use the Premedical/Predental Committee unless you have earned a 3.5 or better with full-time loads in your last 3-4 semesters. If you are a traditional student who has earned most of your credit at LSU, it would be to your advantage to use the Premedical/Predental Committee. Applicants without the above-stated requirements may still apply to medical/dental school on their own. You are to request that your letters of evaluation be sent directly to the schools to which you are applying. This should be done after you submit your AMCAS application. It is always best to send your AMCAS application in as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding your status, contact a premedical/predental advisor in 351 Hatcher Hall.
Committee Review Checklist
_____ 1. Registration Card - All registration cards must be turned in to the BASC Dean’s Office in 351 Hatcher Hall by Wednesday, March 15, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. The registration card must include signatures of faculty evaluators. _____ 2. $10.00 Non-refundable registration Fee (check or money order only) must be paid at time of registration. _____ 3. MCAT/DAT Test - Students are required to take the MCAT no later than May30, 2013 in order to use the committee for the 2014 entering class. DAT/OAT scores must be received in the Dean’s Office by 4:30 pm, June 1, 2013. You will not be placed in order for review by the committee until your test scores are received. _____ 4. Personal Information Form (PIF) with Photo –All sections must be completed and turned in to the BASC Dean’s Office in 351 Hatcher Hall by May 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm (April 15 if Early Decision Applicant). The application must be typed.
____ 5. Signed copy of the “Authorization to Release Information” form from the LSU Student Advocacy & Accountability Office by May 1, 2013 at 4:30 pm.
_____ 6. Completed Committee Resumé Form by May 1, 2013 at 4:3 pm. You must include dates and times for all activities/experiences
_____ 7. Medical/Dental Essay - The personal comments in your AMCAS/AADSA/AACOMAS Essay should include personal insights regarding your desire to attend medical or dental school. Avoid, if possible, repeating information found elsewhere on the application. Because many admissions committees place significant weight on this section, consider and construct your remarks carefully. Also, use this space to continue, explain, or elaborate on answers given elsewhere in your application. It is strongly recommended that you complete the AMCAS application as soon as possible. You will submit a copy of this essay to the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee. Please do not exceed the character limits of the application services.
_____ 7. Letters of Evaluation -You must have a minimum of two letters of evaluation from faculty members or research mentors at LSU. Science majors are advised to request evaluations from at least two science faculty members. Letters from teaching assistants or lab instructors are not acceptable. Evaluators should use the Committee evaluation forms provided. You may request additional non-faculty evaluations; this evaluator should use his or her own personal/business letterhead. There should not be more than 4 total evaluations submitted. Completed forms must be turned in directly to this office by your evaluators. (Students are never to turn in completed letters of evaluation on their own.) The mailing address is LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee, College of Basic Sciences, 336 Hatcher Hall, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803.
2. NUMBER OF SCHOOLS
We will send a committee evaluation & copies of your faculty letters to those schools participating in the Letter of Evaluation Programs offered by the application services. The letter packet is sent directly to the Admission Offices of the schools which do not participate in those services (including the LSU Medical School in Shreveport). Any changes in the list of medical/dental schools listed on your Personal Information Form must be submitted in writing.
Note: It is your responsibility to keep current on the status of your file. Receipt of items for the committee application will be recorded in the Grades section of Moodle. It is YOUR responsiblity to make sure all items are received by the deadline dates listed. PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF BASIC SCIENCES
351 Hatcher Hall APPLICATION MUST BE TYPED
Applicant for: Medicine_____ AAMC ID #______________
AACOMAS ID # _____________ (for osteopathic medical schools)
TMDSAS ID #____________ (for Texas medical/dental schools)
Applicant for: Dentistry_____ DENTPIN #_______________ (for dental schools)
Applicant for: Other_______ List_______________________________
Anticipated Graduation Date: _______________ Are you applying to an Early Decision Program? _______
Are you applying to a combined MD/PhD program? ____________
Are you a current LSU student?__________ If no, last semester attended LSU___________
Full Name___________________________________ Age______ LSU ID#_____________________
Have you ever taken the MCAT/DAT? Yes________No________
If yes, when___________/____________ Score(s) __________________________________________
Do you plan to re-test? Yes _______ No _______
If yes, date of re-test ___________________
List names of people from whom you will seek evaluations. The committee will accept evaluations from any faculty member who actually taught you in the classroom or who has served as your research mentor at LSU. Letters from teaching and graduate assistants (TAs and GAs) are NOT acceptable. While the committee will accept evaluations from any discipline, it should be noted that medical/dental schools prefer evaluations from science faculty members.
LIST OF MEDICAL/DENTAL SCHOOLS Please list below the medical/dental schools to which you are applying (You may also print out and attach a copy of the Dental School Designation Section of AADSAS or the AMCAS Medical School Summary). You may attach another page with additional schools if necessary. Any changes to this list of schools must be submitted in writing to the committee.
SCHOOL CITY/STATE _______________________________________ ____________________________________
Write a PARAGRAPH about your family. (Limit of 300 words)
2. Based on your experiences in college, what advice would you give to an incoming freshman? (Limit of 300 words)
LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee
TERMS OF AGREEMENT In choosing to use the services of the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee, I am aware that the committee evaluation is confidential and accessible only to the members of the committee and the admissions officers at the professional schools I have indicated on my application. I further understand that the submitted letters may include information about my academic record, work experience and activities, and other personal characteristics that are relevant to my suitability for professional school admission. All material received by the committee becomes the property of the committee, including letters of evaluation from faculty members and other evaluators. I know that in choosing to use the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee, I waive my right to view the committee evaluation and any letters submitted on my behalf. I understand that I may be reviewed by the committee only once and that it is my responsibility to withdraw my committee application should I decide not to apply to professional school during this application year. Withdrawal from the committee must be submitted in writing and received before the evaluation has been completed. I understand that these evaluations are not for purposes of applying to graduate programs, summer research programs, or for scholarships. I understand that it is my choice to use the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee to apply
to medical/dental school. It is NOT a requirement in order to apply for admission. By signing, I understand and agree to the terms and conditions of using the services of the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee and under the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act, I have waived my rights to view the committee evaluation and other letters submitted on my behalf now and at any time in the future.