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Preprofessional Advising Recommendation Waiver


This form must accompany your recommendation.
Applicant's Name: UNI:
Date of Graduation: Email:
Applying for entrance: Fall Name of Reference Writer:
Title of course and semester/year taken (if applicable):
Please check all that apply:
__Law __MD __MDPhD __Osteopathic __Veterinary __Dental __MPH __Postbacc __ Other
TO THE APPLICANT:
Please fill in the spaces above and sign either (a) or (b) below before giving this form to the person writing the recommendation.

I authorize the writer to provide any information necessary to provide an honest evaluation from his or her knowledge of my qualifications, including but not limited to, my grades, GPA, class rank, scholarships, honors, awards, activities and comments from other instructors and assistants.

Under the terms of the FERPA act of 1974 students may, if they choose, have access to material such as this recommendation. Some students choose to waive their right. You should discuss this matter in detail with your advisor, and consult those writing recommendations on your behalf.

Check and sign either (a) or (b) below:


(a) I DO NOT WAIVE my right of access to this recommendation. ( )

(b) I DO WAIVE my right of access to this recommendation and I ( )

understand that I will not be able to see it under any circumstances.

TO THE PERSON WRITING THE RECOMMENDATION:

Pay careful attention to the decision the applicant indicated above concerning access to this recommendation. If neither (a) nor (b) is signed, this form should be returned to the student before you write the recommendation. If the student signed (a) s/he is entitled access to your letter.


Students are NOT permitted to deliver letters to the Office of Preprofessional Advising.

Please TYPE your letter on letterhead and be sure to sign it. We also suggest that you retain a copy for your own files, since letters do get lost in transit. You may email your letter, provided it is in PDF format, is on letterhead and has an electronic version of your handwritten signature. Please email recommendations to preprofessional@columbia.edu.


You may also mail or fax to:
Columbia University

Office of Preprofessional Advising



Center for Student Advising

403 Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway,

MC1201, NY, NY 10027



T 212-854-6378, F 212-854-0042

Resources


Medical







Web Address

Organization

Content

www.AAMC.org

American Association of Medical

• AMCAS info

 

Colleges

• MCAT info

 

 

• Links to Allopathic Med Schools

 

 

 

www.aacom.org

American Association of

• Info on Osteopathic Medicine

 

Colleges of Osteopathic

• Links to D.O. schools

 

Medicine

Publications

 

 

• AACOMAS info

 

 

 

www.ama-assn.org

American Medical Association

• Health policy & Advocacy info

 

 

• Ethics, education &

 

 

accreditation

 

 

• Journals and medical news

 

 

• Doctor finder

 

 

 

www.snma.org

Student National Medical

• Community service projects

 

Association

Educational programs

 

 

• journal

 

 

 

www.amsa.org

American Medical Student

• Health advocacy

 

Association

• Community & public health

 

 

• Health policy

 

 

• Career development

 

 

• Workshops & events

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.studentdoctor.com/interview

N/A

This is a site that collects

 

 

information from pre-med

 

 

students regarding their

 

 

interviewing experiences at

 

 

different medical schools.




Dental

 

 

Web Address

Organization

Content

www.adea.org

American Dental Education

• To obtain AADSAS

 

Association

application

 

 

• Links to dental schools

 

 

• Information on careers in

 

 

dentistry

 

 

AADSAS application

 

 

 

www.ada.org

American Dental Association

• Publications

 

 

• Research & Clinical Issues

 

 

• Dental Societies

 

 

• News/Education




Admission Testing Services

Web Address

Organization

www.ada.org/dat.aspx

DAT

www.gre.org

GRE

www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm

MCAT



Veterinary Medicine

Web Address

Content

www.avma.org 

• Journal

American Veterinary Medical Association

• News

 

• Related organizations

 

• Issues in Wash, DC

 

• Links to vet schools (through SAVMA)

www.aavmc.org 

• Career information

American Association of

• Publications

Veterinary Colleges

• Admissions statistics

 

• Related veterinary info links

www.vmcas.org 

 

Veterinary Medical College Application Service

• Centralized Application & instructions



MCAT DEADLINES: For the 2014-Jan 2015 exam and registration deadlines, please visit:

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/reserving/261800/registrationdeadlines.html
For score release information for the 2014-Jan 2015 exam dates, please visit:

https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/reserving/355164/scorereleaseschedule.html
Schedule of 2014 MCAT Test Dates:

 


January 23 and 25

March 22

April 5, 11, and 24

May 8, 17, 22, and 31

June 5, 13, and 21

July 2, 12, 24 and 25

August 1, 2, 7, 15, 21, and 27

September 4, 6, 10, 12, and 18



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