Students preparing for any professional program should begin thinking about their application at least one year before they apply. The advisors in the PMHSC are available to meet with students entering their application year to review coursework, discuss letters of recommendation, review extracurricular activities, discuss schools of interest, and more. You can schedule your appointment on-line.
The medical school application is available for editing in early May. The AAMC provides a downloadable directions manual to help students understand the proper way to fill out the application. AACOMAS has online instructions. Students should review individual program deadlines, and should talk to a pre-med advisor about how application timing can impact competitiveness.
The PMHSC also offers a free credential service for any Wayne State student applying to medical, osteopathic, dental, veterinary, or pharmacy school. (Note: We will not submit or store letters for any other type of program or application.) Students can open a file beginning their junior year. Information about how the credentialing system works can be found here. There are other service providers available such as Interfolio, and others. Wayne State does not endorse any of these providers but does want students to be aware of their various options.
Students looking for assistance with writing their personal statement can check out an article featured on AMCAS that highlights the most important things that applicants should be addressing. Students should also review what the PMHSC believes are the most important questions students should be answering in their personal statement. That is available to check out here. The WRT Zone is an excellent resource for editing a personal statement.
Students who have questions regarding their transcript and how to request it for their application should check out this document.
Wayne State University will report your AP or IB credit as one entry on your official transcript. If the medical schools that you apply to need to see a course by course breakdown, you will need to contact the registrar's office for an unofficial transcript as well as the official one that you send to AMCAS or AACOMAS. To do this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting an unofficial transcript be sent to the medical school. Please remember to include your student number and the mailing address of the medical school in your email.