These pages comprise the College of Basic Sciences LSU PMED/PDENT Review Committee application packet. Students wishing to use the Premedical/Predental Review Committee for the 2014 class must attend one of the mandatory information meetings. Registration Cards are distributed ONLY at the information meetings. After attending one of the meetings, you should complete the required forms and carefully follow the guidelines contained within. Letter of Evaluation Forms are also available online. In addition to this packet, they must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines.
MEDICAL/DENTAL APPLICATION PROCEDURES STUDENTS INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO MEDICAL OR
DENTAL SCHOOL MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
1. CORE REQUIREMENTS—Complete the minimum core courses, hours and/or degree as stated in the Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) or ADEA Official Guide to Dental Schools for each professional school to which you apply.
The LSU Medical and Dental Schools typically only accept Louisiana residents. The LSU Medical School in New Orleans will accept up to 40 non-Louisiana residents. Students interested in applying out-of-state or students who are out-of-state residents should pay particular
attention to admission requirements concerning residency.
2. MCAT/DAT/OAT—The MCAT, DAT, and OAT are standardized examinations required for admission to professional school. See calendar for deadline dates. 3. FORMAL APPLICATION TO PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL MEDICAL SCHOOL—Applicants to medical school must complete a formal standardized application for admission. Allopathic Medical (MD) schools participate in AMCAS (American Medical College Application Service: http://www.aamc.org/audienceamcas.htm ). Osteopathic Medical (DO) Schools participate in AACOMAS (American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medical Schools Application Service: http://aacomas.aacom.org). These standardized applications are generally available around the beginning of May. Students applying to medical schools who do not participate in AMCAS or AACOMAS must contact these schools directly to request an application.
DENTAL SCHOOL—Applicants to dental school must complete a formal application for admission. The LSU Dental School in New Orleans (http://www.lsusd.lsuhsc.edu, 504-941-8124) is now participating in the national application service (AADSAS). AADSAS (American Association of Dental School Application Service) is available through the American Dental Education Association website (http://portal.aadsasweb.org) beginning around May 15, 2013.
TEXAS MEDICAL AND DENTAL SCHOOL APPLICATION SERVICES (TMDSAS)-TMDSAS is a centralized service for applicants to the public medical and dental schools in Texas. Students complete an application through TMDSAS. TMDSAS verifies applications and forwards to the individual schools to which the student is applying. TMDSAS is accessed at http://www.utsystem.edu/TMDSAS /. Baylor, which is a private school, does not participate in TMDSAS. Medical applicants to Baylor apply using AMCAS. Baylor dental applicants should contact the Baylor School of Dentistry directly for application information (www.tambcd.edu).
OPTOMETRY/PODIATRY APPLICATION SERVICES—OPTOMCAS is the centralized application for optometry schools as is accessed at: http://www.optomcas.org/. The Podiatry application service is AACPMAS and is accessed at: http://www.e-aacpmas.org/ .
4. LETTERS OF EVALUATION—Applicants to medical and dental school will be required to submit letters of evaluation. Professional schools strongly encourage applicants to use the LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee; however it is NOT required.
EARLY DECISION PROGRAM (EDP) Many medical schools offer an Early Decision Program (EDP). Check the Medical School Admissions Requirements (MSAR) to determine if individual medical schools offer an EDP and to obtain deadline dates. The EDP school application deadline is August 1, 2013. Medical schools notify EDP applicants of their decisions by October 1, 2013.
In order to guarantee that your committee evaluation packet will be submitted by the deadline dates, students should have their LSU PreMedical/PreDental Review Committee packet, essay, resume, in by April 15, 2013, should plan to take the MCAT no later than April 27, 2013, and their faculty evaluation letters submitted no later than May 1, 2013. While the committee may be able to submit your packet by the deadline if you do not meet these deadlines, it is NOT guaranteed. After receiving their MCAT scores, students may opt out of EDP by notifying the College of Basic Sciences Dean’s Office in writing. They may then request that their committee packet be sent to additional schools.
The decision to apply to an EDP program should be made carefully. According to the American Association of Medical Colleges, students accepted through EDP show “extraordinary credentials for admission.” Students considering an EDP application should contact the admissions office at the medical school they are considering for information on criteria for acceptance.
EDP programs are regulated by AAMC and applicants must agree to the following:
•to not apply through EDP if they have already submitted an initial or secondary application to any M.D. program.
•to apply to only one AMCAS medical school through the EDP.
•to not submit additional applications until notified of non-acceptance in EDP or until the October 1 EDP notification deadline has passed.
•to attend the school if offered an EDP acceptance.
All EDP applicants accepted by a medical school must adhere to these regulations; any violation will result in an investigation by AMCAS.
Medical Schools agree to:
•notify each applicant of an admission decision by October 1.
•defer each EDP applicant to the regular applicant pool as soon as an EDP decision is made.
Some advantages of EDP:
Form with signature of faculty evaluators and a $10 non-refundable deposit
(check or money order only) to the College of Science Dean’s Office, 351
Hatcher Hall by 4:30 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
April 4 & 26, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
April 27, 2013 MCAT examination date.Students applying for an Early Decision Program (EDP) must have taken the MCAT by this date to guarantee submission of your LSU Premedical/Predental Review Committee by the EDP deadline. May 1, 2013 Deadline for submitting Committee Application. The Personal InformationForm, Resume, Essay, Release of Information Form must be submitted to the College of Science Dean’s Office in 351 Hatcher Hall by 4:30 pm. (All materials must be received in order to be reviewed by the committee. No exceptions will be made.) Files will be reviewed in the order in which they are completed.
Final date for letters of evaluation to be received for Early Decision Applicants in order to guarantee submission of packet before 8/1/2013 deadline. May 11, 18, & 23, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
May 30, 2013MCAT examination date.This is the latest date to take the MCAT in order to be reviewed by the LSU Committee for the 2013 class. Your packet will not be placed in order for review until the scores are received. Normally takes 30 days to receive scores from MCAT. June 1, 2013 Earliest AMCAS submission. (Approximate date)
June 3, 2013Final deadline for receipt of Letters of Evaluation. Minimum of 2 letters from faculty or research mentors from LSU are required. June 20, 2013 MCAT examination date.
July 2, 2013 MCAT examination date.
July 13, 2013 MCAT examination date.
July 25 & 28, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
August 2 & 3, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
August 9, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
August 15 & 16, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
August 22 & 28, 2013 MCAT examination date.
September 7, 2013 MCAT examination dates.
September 11 & 12, 2013 MCAT examination date.
November 1, 2013 AMCAS filing deadline for LSU Medical School-Shreveport.
November 30, 2013 AMCAS filing deadline for LSU Medical School-New Orleans
Spring 2013 Register to obtain a “DENTPIN (DENTal Personal Identifier Number) at the American
Dental Association website. (http://www.ada.org/dentpin.aspx ). This will be your
Uunique personal identifier for registering for the DAT and for the AADSAS application.
Register to take the Dental Admission Test (DAT). (http://www.ada.org/dat.aspx ).
The (DAT) Dental Admission Test may be taken at anytime. It is scheduled through the Dental Admission Testing Program and taken at a Prometric Testing Center in your area. Students wanting to be reviewed by the committee must provide official DAT scores to the College of Basic Sciences by 4:30 pm, June 1, 2013. Students wanting to repeat the test, must wait 90 days before attempting to retake it. Please note that the registration timeline requires 2 to 3 weeks. Register early!
March 15, 2013Committee registration deadline. You must submit your committee registration Form with signature of faculty evaluators and a $10 non-refundable deposit (check or money order only) to the College of Science Dean’s Office, 351 Hatcher Hall by 4:30 pm. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.
May 1, 2013 Deadline for submitting Committee Application. The Personal InformationForm, Resume, Essay, Release of Information Form must be submitted to the College of Science Dean’s Office in 351 Hatcher Hall by 4:30 pm. (All materials must be received in order to be reviewed by the committee. No exceptions will be made.) Files will be reviewed in the order in which they are completed.
May 15, 2013 Check website for availability of AADSAS application form (http://www.adea.org).
June 1, 2013 DAT must be taken and score submitted to the College of Science Dean’s Office by 4:30 pm. Your file will not be placed in order for review until a copy of your test score report has been received in the Dean’s office. June 3, 2013A minimum of 2 letters of evaluation from LSU faculty members or research mentors must be received by this date.
June 1, 2013 Earliest date to submit AADSAS application for 2013 entering dental class (approximate date).
November 1, 2013 Deadline for AADSAS submission for the LSU Dental School.