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Health Sciences Pre-Professional Evaluation Committee Interview

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The Health Sciences Pre-Professional Evaluation Committee is designed for undergraduate students at Penn State preparing for application to medical, dental, podiatry, and optometry schools.

Health Sciences Pre-Professional Committee

The committee, composed of numerous faculty and advisors from various colleges within the University, assist in preparing a committee letter of evaluation in support of students applying to health profession schools. It is not required by Penn State that students use this committee, but many health professional schools require such a committee letter, and most students find the process helpful. 

Dr. Ronald A. Markle is the chair of the Health Sciences Pre-Professional Committee.  For additional information on the operation of this committee, download the packet with instructions and forms.

Information for Reapplications 

Important Information for Medical/Dental/Podiatry/Optometry Entering Class of 2019: 

All applicants, including reapplicants, should read through the guide thoroughly for instructions. Refer to it frequently to ensure you are following all instructions to receive a committee letter and to have it uploaded into the application systems along with your letters of recommendation.

Committee Letter Guide and Instructions

Biographical Sketches:


Scheduling for committee letter interviews will begin January 15, 2018, and interviews will begin on February 2. Please check the Committee Letter Guide for the requirements needed to schedule an interview. Beginning January 15, candidates that have met the requirements can schedule by calling 814-865-7620.


Please note that the $50 processing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. Even if you choose not to apply, or you choose to withdraw your application, we will not offer refunds.
We will not interview you until this fee has been paid.
Please use the payment form in the committee packet to pay your $50 processing fee if you are using cash, check or a charge to your bursar account. To pay online with a credit card, please follow this link.


Thank you for supporting our Penn State candidates for medical/dental/optometry/podiatry programs. Please refer to this guide for more information and instructions on how to use veCollect.
Updated: 10/27/2017




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