• Pre-Health & Pre-Med

    The pre-health program is designed for students interested in the health science professions. Hamline graduates have set an enviable record in gaining admission to top medical, dental, veterinary and other professional schools nationally. The program advisors and other Hamline faculty are committed to supporting and encouraging the professional goals of all promising students who desire a career in the health professions.

    Pre-health advisors assist students in career planning and designing a suitable program of study. A pre-health committee consisting of faculty and staff aids students in applying to medical or other health science professional schools. 

  • Forms

    Pre-Med Credential Forms are available for download, and setting up a credential file will facilitate your application to medical school. All students who have set up a credential file with the Natural Science Division Faculty Secretary in Robbins Science Center 105 will need to submit these forms.

    The instructions and the five forms listed below are in Microsoft Word format. Type in your information, save, and email the completed forms to Ashley Beltrame at abeltrame01@hamline.edu. Questions can be directed to Ashley Beltrame or your pre-health advisor. 

    Timeline for Juniors and Seniors

    Medical School Application Timeline - The application process starts approximately 18 months prior to the beginning of medical school. Example: If you intend to start medical school in the Fall of 2017, you will need to apply for entry starting in May of 2016.

    • End of 2015 - Become familiar with the medical school application process, and gather information about medical schools. 

    • January 6, 2016 - 2015 AMCAS Fee Assistance Program opens.

    • January-September 2016 - Take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)! The MCAT is offered electronically at specific testing sites.  20 test dates are offered annually, with testing days available in January and continuing through September (however we recommend no later than early summer). Minnesota test sites include Bloomington, Duluth, Eagan, Rochester, and Woodbury. Registration opens as early as 7 months prior to the test date. Scores are released approximately 4 weeks after testing. 

    • Spring 2016 - Request letters of recommendation from faculty and physicians. 

    • April 1, 2016 - 2016 AMCAS Resources available.

    • May 5, 2016 - The online American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS) opens for new registrations.

    • May 2016 - The online American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Application Service (AACOMAS) opens for new registrations (official date TBD).  

    • May 15, 2016 - Target Date for opening Credential File with the Credential File Administrator in the science division.

    • June 2, 2016 - AMCAS application submission begins. 

    • June 15, 2016 - Target Date for completing submission of materials to Credential File.

    • July 1, 2016 - Initial transmission of AMCAS application data to medical schools (if application is complete). 

    • August 3, 2016 - Early Decision Program deadline. 

    • Sept.-Dec., 2016 - Application deadlines.


    Volunteer Opportunities


  • News

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