Applicants To Medical and Dental School
If you are an undergraduate or alumnus of the School of Engineering or Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins, planning to apply to medical or dental school, and have completed premedical requirements as an undergraduate, you are eligible to participate in the Health Professions Committee Process and have a Committee Letter written on your behalf. The services offered by the Office of Pre-Professional Programs and Advising associated with the process include individual application advising, meetings and workshops, webinars, managing recommendations, and completing and submitting materials, Here is a brief overview:
The Health Professions Committee Process
The Health Professions Committee Process is how Johns Hopkins University formally presents you as a candidate to medical or dental school. Your strengths, attributes, and competencies as an applicant are summarized in your "Committee Letter" which accompanies your individual letters of recommendation that are forwarded to medical and dental schools.
As an applicant using the Health Professions Committee Process, you will be working with three seperate web interfaces:
All JHU students and alumni use the Blackboard application to assist in the medical and dental school appliaction process. Blackboard provides you with quick and easy access to critical and timely information and resources regarding your application to medical or dental school, including forms, presentation PowerPoints/webinars, and important web links. This is also the site to which you will submit your required forms for the Health Professions Committee Process and your Health Professions Committee Application (HPCA). You will be able to track and account for all of your steps via an Applicant Checklist and monitor your submissions. Information on how to sign up for Pre-Prof's Blackboard is communicated by email by the Office. If you have questions, contact Ms. Angie Decker at "firstname.lastname@example.org."
All requests for letters of recommendation to support your future application to medical or dental schools go through veCollect. It is an online letter of recommendation request and storage system that enables you to request letters of recommendation, manage your letters, automatically provide a waiver, and verifying that they have been received. Once you open a veCollect account your recommendations are on file until you have successfully matriculated to medical or dental school.
The information in the online Health Professions Committee Application (HPCA) allows the Pre-Prof. Office to present you as a candidate for medical or dental school; it is the foundation of your Committee Letter. Since this application mirrors your professional school application, the time, energy, and thought put into the Online HPCA will pay off immensely.