Guidelines for the Application Process
A student should register with the Health Professions Office
immediately upon knowing his/her interest in a health profession career,
even as early as the first semester of freshman year. Once registered,
the student should meet with the director of Health Professions each
semester thereafter. Such frequent communication between director and
student allows for a more in-depth evaluation of the student’s academic
The Evaluation Letter
The Committee on Health Professions sends a highly individualized
letter of evaluation to the professional schools you wish to attend. The
information in this letter is based on the following:
- Your academic record
- Evaluation letters from Queens College faculty and staff
- Evaluation letters from health professionals with whom you have worked
- Information on the type of volunteer/community service in which you have participated
- Interviews with members of the Committee on Health Professions
- Information supplied by you in a mandatory personal statement and
- A mandatory pre-application interview with the director of Health Professions
For medical school applicants, the interview must occur between January 8 and April 30 of the year in which you will apply.
For applicants to dental and other professional schools, the interview may be scheduled between January 8 and March 28, or between September 8 and September 28 of the year in which you will apply.
For veterinary medicine applicants, schools may require one or more years of experience with different size animals.
Timely scheduling of your final interview helps to ensure that your evaluation letter will be submitted within the deadline.
Letters of Evaluation/Recommendation Forms
Evaluation/Recommendation forms for your professors, research
mentors and/or health professionals are available in the HPAS Office.
Request letters from your professors as soon as possible after
completing a course with them. The evaluator should return the form in a
sealed envelope to Ms. Valli Cook, Director, HPAS Office, SB B338,
Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.
You must print a completed copy of your application and bring it to the HPAS Office.