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Application Process for Professional Health Programs


URGO Pre-Health Advising

We offer individualized advising for each step of the application process:

  • When to take your standardized exam (MCAT, GRE, DAT, etc.)
  • Guidance and feedback on your personal statement and additional application essays
  • Guidance and feedback on secondary application essays
  • Practice admissions interviews

Email us at if you would like to set up an appointment.  We have also provided some additional resources below that can be very helpful when navigating the application process.

Standardized Test Resources

Many students benefit from structured prep courses, and we strongly recommend that you consider this option. They provide structure and feedback that you cannot get from a book.

Personal Statements

Health professional schools receive hundreds to thousands of applications each year, so the personal statement is your chance to stand out and make an impression.  Check out these resources before you begin to write:

Centralized Application Systems

Many health fields have moved to a centralized application system.  This allows students to submit some application materials to one online location, and these materials will be sent to all schools the student selects.  Keep in mind that some schools may request that additional application materials be sent directly to them.

Letters of Evaluation

Finding faculty or supervisors from an internship who can attest to your abilities as a student and caretaker will strengthen your application. Read the Student Guide to Letters of Evaluation before selecting your evaluators. Upon notifying your evaluators, provide them with the Faculty Guidelines for Letters of Evaluation

Application Boot Camp

URGO’s Application Boot Camp is a series of workshops offered in May where participants work on centralized applications to health science programs, personal statements, and secondary applications.  Participants actively engage in writing in a supportive environment that provides guidance and opportunities to receive feedback.

Admissions Interviews

Most health schools conduct interviews with their most competitive applicants.  This is an important part of the application process and is another opportunity for you to set yourself apart and elaborate on your experiences.  We strongly recommend completing a practice interview prior to the real thing.  To request a mock interview, email us at