The Center for Community and Global Health is pleased to announce registration is open forIntent to Apply: a program for LC students applying to medical school this academic year.
An annual program, Intent to Apply is open to Lewis & Clark students and alumni who will be applying to medical school by June 2023.If you are an LC student of junior or senior standing, or an LC alumni, and you will be applying to medical school in the next year, join the Intent to Apply program!
Intent to Apply program registration is now closed. Check back in September 2023 to apply for the next cohort.
Intent to Apply participants will meet monthly from September through April to learn about the medical school application process, give each other support, receive feedback on written work, and troubleshoot where needed. By the end of the program, participants will have completed their application materials including the personal statement, description of work experiences, and a mock interview, andbe ready to complete their medical school applications. We plan to repeat this program each academic year.
Welcome! This month the Intent to Apply program will overview the application process for medical school, including timeline and materials necessary to apply. We will also cover budgeting and planning for your medical school applications and interviews.
What you will come away with: Detailed information on the timeline to apply and a budget worksheet so you are well prepped for applying.
In this session, we will discuss what the MCAT exam looks like, scoring systems, creating a study plan, and resources available for exam prep. MCAT registration opens in mid-October.
What you will come away with: An understanding of the MCAT, Situational Judgment Tests and how to best prepare for each.
Professional schools are interested in well-rounded applicants who demonstrate a realistic understanding of the field they wish to enter, excellent communication skills, emotional maturity, compassion and empathy, and breadth and depth of direct, hands-on experience. Knowingwhy you want to enter the profession is key. Aren’t sure how to articulate this? That’s what we’re here for!
What you will come away with: A draft of your personal statement and work experience which will become part of your medical school application.
What you will come away with: You have taken the MCAT!
We’ll talk about how to decide where to apply. A smart list of schools will improve your chances of being accepted to medical school this year. Medical school applications also require letters of recommendation and we’ll discuss how to ask for, and get, strong letters from your mentors and faculty.
What you will come away with: A list of schools you want to apply to and a draft list of writers for your letters of recommendation.
The interview process for medical school can be nerve-wracking, but it helps to practice in a low-stakes environment. During this session, you will go through a mock interview with a faculty member or a member of the community and receive constructive feedback on your performance. We will debrief mock interviews and discuss what medical schools are looking for during the interview process.
What you will come away with: Practice for your medical school interviews and feedback on your performance.
In this last session, we will make sure our application materials are in top shape and ready to hit that “Submit” button! Any final questions will be answered
What you will come away with: You are ready to apply to medical school!
What you will come away with: You have applied to medical school, bravo!
For those students applying to programs other than medicine, please schedule a meeting with Carolyn Zook eitherin personorvia Zoom.For those planning to apply in future, please schedule a meeting with Carolyn Zooknow and register for Intent to Apply in the coming year.
Community and Global Health is located in room 307 and 309 of JR Howard Hall on the Undergraduate Campus. MSC: 25