Health Professions Advisement Committee
Medical, dental, and optometry schools have a distinct preference for a "Committee letter" over individual letters of recommendation. This preference is so strong that some schools will not consider applicants without a Committee letter if their undergraduate institution offers them.
The letter is called a “committee letter” because it reflects the support of a committee who work with applicants and are in a position to evaluate their preparedness for entry into professional school. SIU is pleased to offer Committee letters to qualified applicants through its Health Professions Advisement Committee (HPAC).
2024 Committee Deadlines
November 1, 2022 Letter of Intent to Apply Due
December 15, 2022 Application Due
February 3, 2023 Letters of Recommendation Due
February-April 2023 Interviews Held
Beginning June 2023 Letters available for release with a student's school application