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    PreMedicine

    Dr. Kathryn Spink
    Chief Health Professions Advisor and Program Coordinator
    146C Life Sciences Building
    Chicago, Il 60616
    spink@iit.edu
    312.567.3441

    Cathie D'Amico
    Administrative Assistant
    314 Wishnick Hall
    Chicago, IL 60616
    damico@iit.edu
    312.567.5324

    Todd Kersh
    Administrative Assistant
    182 Life Sciences Building
    Chicago, IL 60616
    kersh@iit.edu
    312.567.7986

    PreMedical Planning Guide

    Minor in PreMedical Studies

    The premedical planning guide gives prospective and current premedical students the information and guidance needed to prepare for a career in medicine. The guide features a timeframe and deadlines for academics, volunteer/internship experiences, preparing for and taking the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), obtaining letters of recommendation and applying to medical school.

    Fall
    Meet premedical advisor to develop a schedule
    Join the Honors Medical Society - IIT Chapter
    Maintain GPA of 3.5 or above
    Winter
    Begin volunteer work or research in a medically related field
    Identify research opportunities and internships for the summer
    Emphasize new reading and verbal skills by reading journals, the newspaper and novels
    Spring
    Meet with premedical advisor to develop schedule for second year
    Review MCAT sample
    Identify research or volunteer opportunities and internships for the summer
    Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above
    Summer
    Conduct research or do volunteer work
       
    Fall
    Purchase MCAT preparation books
    Study organic chemistry and target a grade of “A”
    Participate in the Honors Medical Society
    Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above
    Winter
    Continue volunteering
    Identify research opportunities and internships for the summer
    Review MCAT sample questions
    Spring
    Meet with premedical advisor to develop schedule for third year
    Become better acquainted with professors
    Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above
    Summer
    Conduct research or do volunteer work
    Begin studying for the MCAT
    Purchase the MCAT Student Manual from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
       
    Fall
    Continue studying for the MCAT
    Maintain a GPA of 3.5 or above
    Winter
    Continue studying for MCAT and enroll in MCAT prep course
    Fill out online application for the MCAT
    Take MCAT
    Meet with premedical advisor to develop schedule for fourth year
    Ask that letters of recommendation be written on your behalf and sent to the IIT Premedical Office no later than July 1.
    Work on personal statement for American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)
    Maintain GPA of 3.5 or above
    Summer
    Apply to medical school by filling out AMCAS application in June or July (Deadline November 15)
    Receive MCAT scores
    Contact Cathie D’Amico, program coordinator/director of PreMedical Office, or Todd Kersh, Administrative Assistant (BCPS) to make sure that all your letters of recommendation have been received by July 1.
       
    Fall
    Fill out secondary applications for medical schools
    Interview at medical schools
    Meet with premedical advisor
    Maintain GPA of 3.5 or above
    Winter
    Decide if you need to retake the MCAT
    Spring
    Meet with chair of the Premedical Advisory Committee for exit interview
    Maintain GPA of 3.5 or above
    Graduation
    Last modified: 02/26/2014 17:02:00

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