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Pre-Health Professions

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Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC)

FALL 2023 Matriculant Cycle Underway!

*The registration period for this application cycle has closed. We will begin accepting applications for the committee process for Summer 2023 applicants in October 2022.

Re-Applicant Committee Registration OPENS March 1st!

Students who have previously submitted an application to medical or dental schools but are looking to apply again this summer are eligible for our Re-Applicant Process. Re-applicants may utilize the Application Deliverables resources (available on Handshake) on their own, but only first-time applicants are eligible for the full PHPAC advisor feedback process. Students can access the registration via the Pre-Health Professions Application Database under the Services & Resources tab. The abbreviated 2023M Re-Applicant Process features deadlines on the following dates:

  • PHAD registration OPENS March 1, 2022
  • PHAD registration CLOSES June 1, 2022
  • Letters of Recommendation DUE June 1, 2022
  • PDF of Application DUE by September 1, 2022*
    • *this is the official final request for a Committee Letter

Spring 2022 Deliverable Deadlines

  • School Selection Virtual Workshop ON February 16th, 6 PM CST
    • Recording is now available on the Handshake Deliverables website
  • School Selection DUE March 1, 2022
  • Starter Essays DUE April 1, 2022
  • At least 1 advising appointment BY May 1, 2022
  • Personal Statement DUE May 1, 2022
  • Letters of Recommendation SUBMITTED BY May 20, 202
  • PDF of Application & Release of Letters Form OPENS June 1; CLOSES September 1, 2022

In order to remain in the committee process/receive a completed committee letter, all participants must adhere to the strict submission deadlines. No extensions or exceptions will be made (please refer to the posted guidelines on Handshake) and students who miss these upload deadlines will be removed from the process. For feedback on your deliverables, please contact your assigned committee advisor for assistance!

General PHPAC Information

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee (PHPAC) process guides, advises, and gets to know Loyola students and alumni better to evaluate them personally, academically, and on their professional orientation when applying to health professions schools. The committee cycle extends from November (fall semester) through the following summer (2022).  

Re-applicants are students and alumni who are participating in the applicant process after having submitted a medical or dental school application (via AADSAS, AMCAS, AACOMAS, and/or TMDSAS) in a prior cycle, whether or not they have requested a Committee Letter from Loyola or any other school.

NOTE: All deadlines are 5:00 PM (Central). There are no exceptions for missed deadlines; we advise you to submit materials early to avoid missing any deadlines. 

The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee has curated a series of resources for the Fall 2023 matriculation cycle(2023M). Whether this is your first time applying to a health professional school or not, theseapplication resourcesare vital to supporting you in the process. You can also find more information about the process on ourfrequently asked questionspage. 

Further instructions, including a comprehensive overview of the expectations, policies, and procedures ("2023M PHPAC Manual"), are available within the Application Deliverables resource page on Handshake.